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Column: Michigan must count all kids in 2020 census 

It might be hard to believe, but young people will be trickling into school over the coming weeks for a new year with friends....

Rick Haglund: Why fixing the damn roads is so damn hard

How in the world are we ever going to fix the damn roads? Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature policy prescription — boosting the gas tax...
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Demas: Same-sex marriage has been legal for 4 years. A Michigan...

It's been a slow, simmering summer in Lansing. Republicans running the Michigan Legislature, who used to incessantly brag about their impressive fiscal prowess by finishing...

5 things to watch in this week’s Democratic debates in Detroit

After months of Democratic presidential candidates — plus Republican President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence — flocking to Michigan, the state is...

Column: After Supreme Court decision, gerrymandering fix is up to voters

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court has ruled that partisan gerrymandering is not unconstitutional. The majority ruled that gerrymandering is outside the scope and...

In Michigan, the LG takes paternity leave

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is set on Wednesday morning to kick off a criminal justice reform task force in Detroit. That comes after he...

Rick Haglund: Steering students into skilled trades alone won’t rebuild Michigan’s...

For decades, Michigan policymakers have focused on attracting more high school students into skilled trades and other plentiful good-paying jobs that don’t require four-year...

Column: Most of my family was wiped out by the Nazis....

Six million Jewish men, women and children were killed in the extermination camps of Nazi Germany. They were dehumanized by a government policy that...

Column: The 1990s are over. Remove Michigan’s felony drug ban on...

Since 1996, federal law has prohibited individuals with felony drug convictions and their families from receiving cash assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)...
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Kara Hope: Trump’s Title X changes threaten health care in Michigan

The war on reproductive freedom has multiple fronts here in Michigan.  On one front, petition signatures are being gathered to place two extreme anti-abortion measures...

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