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Column: Michigan needs a ‘rural ombudsman’

Michigan’s official state motto is: “Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice," or, “If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” Michigan is a large state...

Column: Are America’s teachers really underpaid?

In the spring of 2018, thousands of public school teachers walked out of their classrooms in a half-dozen states, protesting low salaries, rising class...

Susan J. Demas: Republicans have accepted Trump is terrible. And they’ve...

Back in the halcyon “Never Trump” days of 2016, you’d see conservatives slamming the GOP presidential nominee daily on TV. Much of the focus was...

Rick Haglund: Republicans hit Whitmer by playing up urban vs. rural...

Republican lawmakers who are dealing with a Democratic governor for the first time in eight years have already hatched a strategy to take back...

Sarah Riggs Stapleton: It can take a village to feed hungry...

One in six American children faces hunger and three out of four teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their classrooms. In response, school...

Alex Rossman: Why we should all care about the high cost...

As the parents of twin infants, my wife and I pay more than $500 a week to send them to a child care center....

Brian Calley: Michigan’s public-private partnership with the Special Olympics means everyone...

In my first term as lieutenant governor, I led the bipartisan and bicameral Mental Health and Wellness Commission. We took a comprehensive and expansive...

Column: Families are choosing between their health and staying together

When it was time for Ximena to go to her prenatal appointment, she decided to stay home. “I have to miss my appointments,” she told...

Laura Packard: Trump is trying to kill the legislation that saved...

When I was healthy, I had the freedom to live anywhere in the country. And so I did. Today, my cancer diagnosis means my...

Tom Watkins: Caro psychiatric hospital may be good politics, but it’s...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is reconsidering the expansion of a state-run adult psychiatric hospital in Caro in Michigan’s Thumb. This is a wise decision. The...

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