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Column: The Legislature needs to strengthen unemployment insurance, not weaken it

COVID-altered life in Michigan continues to reveal the inadequacy of many of our state’s social policies and safety net systems, and a new report...

Supreme Court ends challenge by states to Obamacare

Health care advocates cheered a U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday rejecting a challenge of the Affordable Care Act pushed by Texas and more than...

Nessel praises lawmakers for elder abuse awareness resolutions

Attorney General Dana Nessel commended the Michigan House and Senate Tuesday for recognizing the day as Elder Abuse Awareness Day and for declaring June...

What Republicans need to know about critical race theory

The late historian John Henrik Clarke explained the dominant subculture’s preoccupation with manipulating history. Europeans “began manipulating history in the 15th century to justify the...

Whitmer unveils plan to boost jobs, childcare with federal COVID relief...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced a new plan to invest in Michigan workers and small businesses by using a portion of federal relief...

Students and schools are struggling during the pandemic. Here’s what’s in...

Many Michigan students are struggling with academic performance and social and emotional health, teachers are suffering from burnout and colleges are experiencing plunging enrollment...

Bill of rights for manufactured housing residents introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne is pushing for tenants’ rights to extend to residents of manufactured housing communities to protect them from predatory...

Poor People’s Campaign pushes for ‘3rd Reconstruction’ in America

The Rev. William Barber and Democratic members of Congress unveiled a resolution Wednesday calling for a “Third Reconstruction” to tackle poverty and the effects of...

Ron Bieber: Mean-spirited GOP attacks on unemployed workers must stop

Over the last several weeks, the dated, racist myth of the “welfare queen” has taken on a new form as corporations and Republican politicians...

Experts: Homeless students slipping through the cracks during the pandemic

WASHINGTON — Witnesses before a U.S. House panel on Wednesday advised lawmakers on how federal relief aid can help bridge educational gaps among children...

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