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‘It will help end the survival mode’: Michiganders say federal COVID...

Desiree Byrd has a vision for her stimulus check coming from the new COVID-19 relief plan. The 35-year-old Detroit is a mother of four...

All Michiganders 16+ are eligible for COVID shots starting April 5

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday said that every Michigander 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID vaccine starting April 5. Michiganders...

Column: Here’s what lawmakers have done — and must keep doing...

On March 13, 2020, almost one year ago today, I wrote a column for the Michigan Advance outlining some public policy solutions to reduce...

State depts. to review severance agreements after Whitmer admin. payouts

After news reports about top state officials receiving hefty severance packages on their way out the door, state departments will be reviewing these deals...

CDC: It’s OK for vaccinated grandparents to visit family if no...

WASHINGTON — People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely socialize inside with other vaccinated individuals without wearing masks or maintaining distance, federal...

‘It’s become toxic’: Houghton County wrestles with its past, Trump and...

This series is the product of a more than month-long investigation involving hundreds of documents, court proceedings, several days on the ground in the western...

No vote on DHHS director, but 7 GOP senators urge rejection

Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel testified in front of the Senate Advice and Consent Committee again on Thursday, but the...

Column: How the Affordable Care Act can keep people out of...

Many former inmates struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Appropriate treatment for these illnesses can be what stands between successfully reintegrating into...

Medical groups slam GOP bill that prohibits state from considering race,...

In response to the GOP-led Michigan Senate voting Thursday on a small COVID-19 relief plan — which also would prevent the state from following...

Senate declines to declare Monday COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day

State Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia) on Thursday offered a resolution on the Senate floor to recognize Monday as COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day,...

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