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Column: There are 1.4 billion reasons for a bipartisan investment in...

After years of restrictive policies that prevented most families from receiving any assistance with their childcare costs, coupled with very low wages for childcare...

Dave Dempsey: It’s raining PFAS in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

Every now and then, an environmental news headline jumps out at you as though it was printed in 12-inch lettering on a newspaper front...

Roger Kahn: HHS must implement fair medical billing rules to serve...

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the significant inequities in our medical system, including broken promises by private health insurers to their patients. Though some large...

Francisco Ramirez: We can’t wait for the DREAM Act any longer

June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on our history as a nation founded upon...

Rick Haglund: How COVID-19 was a ‘giant sledgehammer’ to the labor...

Twenty-six states, all run by Republican governors, are trying to force workers laid off in the devastating COVID-19 pandemic back to work by cutting...

Column: Michiganders deserve rooftop solar options

Ever thought about installing rooftop solar on your home? Thanks to outdated laws and big utility influence, you might not be able to much...

Column: Biden’s Dearborn visit shows the need to tackle environmental injustices

Last month, President Joe Biden visited the Ford facility in Dearborn ahead of the release of the entirely pollution-free F-150 Lightning, which serves as...

B.A. Schaaff: We’ve had some important national wins for LGBTQ+ rights,...

Pride Month is a chance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people to be proud and visible in a world that tells...

Column: The Legislature needs to strengthen unemployment insurance, not weaken it

COVID-altered life in Michigan continues to reveal the inadequacy of many of our state’s social policies and safety net systems, and a new report...

Column: What, to the Republican, is the nineteenth of June?

The headline above pays homage to one of the most powerful and brilliant speeches in American history. Frederick Douglass, the 19th century’s most eloquent...

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