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Ken Coleman: Frank J. Kelley’s fight for civil rights won’t be...

Michiganders are fortunate that Frank J. Kelley came our way. The state’s longest-serving state attorney general died at age 96 on Saturday. He served in...

Column: Going forth with standardized tests may cause more problems than...

Despite the many ways that COVID-19 has disrupted schools, the U.S. Department of Education will not give states a pass on giving standardized tests...

Column: How the Affordable Care Act can keep people out of...

Many former inmates struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Appropriate treatment for these illnesses can be what stands between successfully reintegrating into...

Column: I’m a teacher. Why am I considered expendable?

In the timeless movie “Almost Famous,” main character William Miller loses his temper. “Who am I to you?” he shouts. “WHO AM I TO...

Rick Haglund: More companies recognize the value of diversity and inclusion....

Lee Chatfield did more to advance the cause of diversity, inclusion and equity in Michigan workplaces in the past two weeks than he did...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Want Michigan to become a stronger state? It’s...

As an advocate, a former lawmaker, a mom and a grandma, I don’t need research to tell me that what happens in a child’s...

Susan J. Demas: A GOP firebrand put economics before his values....

It was somewhat surprising when news broke a couple weeks ago that Southwest Michigan First was tapping former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering)...

Column: If another president had ignored Congress’ plea for help, there...

Last week, on the floor of the United States Senate, we were treated to a debate on whether politicians can say whatever they want...

Column: Trump’s acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’ – partisanship...

The Senate’s decision to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial may have been a victory for Trump, but it is...

Column: Finally, Michigan offers financial aid to older students

This month, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the launch of Michigan Reconnect, a financial aid program that pays for two years of community college...

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