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Column: Life in COVID-19 quarantine: One reporter’s account

Editor's Note: This column is by Lisa Sorg, a reporter for the Michigan Advance's sister outlet, N.C. Policy Watch. My elbows were filthy. The outsides had...

Column: Here’s what lawmakers must do to help people amid the...

Now that it has officially landed in Michigan, COVID-19 is a potential threat to all residents.  Unfortunately, both the risks of the disease itself and...

Column: Coronavirus measures aren’t pointless – slowing down the pandemic could...

Anywhere from 20% to 60% of the adults around the world may be infected with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the...

Susan J. Demas: Sanders’ biggest mistake was not backing Warren in...

It's a despondent time for many inspired by Bernie Sanders' progressive vision, as he lost Michigan big Tuesday night — four years after his...

Susan J. Demas: It’s never our time: Why we won’t have...

The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, looks to...

Susan J. Demas: What Pete Buttigieg’s historic candidacy meant for LGBTQ...

I feel like a jerk. Like a lot of people, I got caught up in the Democratic primary and whose plans I thought would be...

Column: How I learned to accept the unexpected in pregnancy

In about one month, I will give birth for the first time. I’m at the stage of pregnancy when getting in and out of...

Sharon Dolente: Voting in Michigan has never been this easy 

Michigan is once again a national leader with a voting system that works for everyone. Voting is easier than ever before for Michiganders, thanks...

Susan J. Demas: VP pledges to solve problem Trump admin created...

Vice President Mike Pence swept through Michigan again Tuesday on another campaign swing, this time garnering headlines for meeting with the Chaldean Chamber of...

Column: Real pay data show Trump’s ‘blue collar boom’ is more...

If you thought workers’ hourly pay was finally rising, think again. At first glance, the latest data – which came out on Feb. 7 –...

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