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Column: People with disabilities can’t be left behind during the pandemic

Elected officials must do more to protect people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten months ago, the World Health Organization issued concerns that people...

Stabenow: Vilsack is ‘one step closer’ to taking back reins at...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Tom Vilsack’s nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), after a...

1.2M Michigan workers would see a raise under minimum wage bill

More than 25% of Michigan workers, including about one-third of women working in the state, would earn thousands of more dollars each year should...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: We can’t let 2020 be Michigan’s best year...

Bipartisanship might not feel very plausible right now, and in fact, seems to be getting more far-fetched by the day.  I had planned to use...

In State of the State speech, Whitmer offers GOP olive branch...

In Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s third State of the State address — and Michigan’s first-ever fully virtual yearly speech — the Democratic governor took on...

Breaking: Hertel takes helm at state health dept.

Updated, 3:26 p.m., 1/22/21 Elizabeth Hertel, who previously served as senior chief deputy director for administration for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services...

Here’s what Biden plans to do on his first day as...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden early Wednesday unveiled the list of executive orders, memos and directives he will make when he assumes the presidency...

Whitmer lays out new $5.6B COVID plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday outlined her plan for a new $5.6 billion COVID-19 relief bill. Most of the funds for businesses, unemployment benefits,...

Wall Street investors pricing Americans out of last bastion of affordable...

In the spring of 2013, Holly Hook purchased a mobile home and moved it to Swartz Creek Estates, a manufactured housing community in Swartz...

Legislative efforts to protect trailer park residents from eviction show mixed...

The plight of residents in mobile home communities has caught the attention of state and federal lawmakers, who are working to craft legislation that...

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