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Susan J. Demas: Under Rick Snyder, poor people were always guilty...

Thousands of low-income Michiganders will soon be subjected to needlessly cruel new rules just so they can get basic health care. Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements...

Slotkin praises students for using ‘good peer pressure’ to get mental...

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) on Thursday held a mental-health-focused health care roundtable at Lansing’s Eastern High School, just a week after the U.S....

State awards grants for lead remediation

The state Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $6.5 million in grants around the state to expand lead hazard services...

State police forms new opioid investigations unit

The Michigan State Police (MSP) on Wednesday announced a new task force investigating medical professionals suspected of illegally distributing controlled substances. The Diversion Investigation Unit...

Court denies Nessel’s motion to stay in anti-LGBTQ adoption case

Religious adoption agencies contracting with the state are still able to refuse to work with LGBTQ couples after a federal judge denied Attorney General...

Bill protecting licensed professional counselors heads to Whitmer’s desk

After unanimous approval from both the House and Senate, a bill that would shield rights for Michigan’s licensed professional counselors (LPCs) working with mental...

Bills aimed at stopping unexpected medical bills get pushback from doctor...

A state House committee Thursday morning heard testimony from two state representatives with a bipartisan plan to protect Michigan patients from what they call...

3 Michigan cities ban gay conversion therapy for minors, protecting 1%...

This week, Ferndale became the third city in Michigan to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors. Following in the footsteps of Huntington...

House committee still tweaking bipartisan ‘safe drinking water’ bills 

The state House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee took up bills on statewide drinking water quality issues Tuesday afternoon, but declined to move...

Has impeachment quashed gun control prospects? 

WASHINGTON — Gun control policy, not impeachment, was supposed to dominate the discourse on Capitol Hill this fall.  In early August — just two months...

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