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Column: Being pro-life has to be more than a slogan

As of this writing, almost 5,600 Michiganders have died as a result of the novel coronavirus.  Those are people – living, breathing humans who had...

Families impacted by autism struggle with isolation, change during COVID-19 crisis

Families all over Michigan have been at home with their kids for months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has been interrupted and looks a...

Michigan ranks 3rd worst in nation for Black educational attainment

Structural racism in Michigan and across the country can be traced back to racial inequities that have persisted for decades. One significant contributor to...

Column: How to fix Michigan’s unemployment system for the long haul

Faced with record-breaking joblessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan has done an admirable job of quickly patching up its unemployment insurance system to...

State has spent $8.5B on unemployment, $251M on PPE

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday spoke at length about the state of Michigan’s budget at a news conference and broke down what Michigan has so...

700 Mich. employers have used program to bring back laid-off workers...

The state is encouraging employers to bring back laid-off workers through reduced hours using the state’s Work Share program.  The program helps hard-hit employers get...

Did you lose health insurance during COVID-19? Your window for new...

Roughly 600,000 Michiganders lost employer-provided health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. State officials are reminding people that the deadline to sign up on the Health...

350K Mich. families will get additional SNAP benefits during pandemic

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on Monday announced about 350,000 Michigan families will continue to have...

Column: How Medicaid changes can us get through COVID-19, fiscal crises

In our high school social studies classes, one core topic is federalism — the shared authority between states and the federal government.  This relationship has...

Susan J. Demas: Help us tell the stories of coronavirus better

The small militia-organized rally last week at the Capitol was a depressing affair. Extremists dressed in ponchos (but generally without masks) carrying guns and wilting...

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