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African-Americans want Whitmer to tackle jobs, health care before roads

Michigan African-Americans support Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but they want her to address job creation and health care before fixing infrastructure. That's according to a new...

Peters wants answers from DeVos over effort to fire watchdog

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) is demanding answers from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about her department’s abrupt decision last month...

Shades of Cherry Commission in Whitmer’s education and workforce agenda

Do you remember what the Cherry Commission was? If so, congratulations. Like me, you are a huge policy nerd. But in light of Gov. Gretchen...

West Michigan biz leaders cheer Whitmer’s LGBTQ rights push

Several members of West Michigan’s famously conservative business community are on board with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's call in her State of the State address...

Detroit’s first Black teacher died on this day in 1922

Fannie Richards, the city’s first Black public school teacher, died on this day in 1922. She was 81 years old. Richards was born on October 1,...

Top lines from Whitmer’s first State of the State

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had her share of zingers, applause lines and a corny joke or two — pretty standard fare for a first State...

Whitmer declares Snyder era over — except on budget deadlines

Without mentioning his name, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took former Gov. Rick Snyder and Republicans who worked with him to task in a sweeping State...

Leaders grade gov. speech on jobs, auto insurance, education and more

There was no shortage of people giving their takes on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech on Tuesday night, including the...

How 25 years of charter schools have changed Detroit

Charter schools have been a part of Michigan’s educational landscape for the last quarter-century. While they still inspire intense debate to this day, there’s...

Ulbrich: Some charter authorizers are ‘cashing in and making tons of...

The State Board of Education has hit the ground running this year, launching a search for a new state superintendent of public instruction and...

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