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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...

Michigan will get $10.3B in COVID relief package awaiting Biden’s signature

WASHINGTON — A sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House passed the latest pandemic relief...

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...

‘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...

Senate passes coronavirus relief, bill now returns to the House

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion stimulus plan Saturday afternoon after wrangling over an amendment to trim unemployment...

No apparent deal between Whitmer and Republicans, but House gives COVID-19...

After passing through the House Wednesday afternoon, the long-awaited COVID-19 relief bills are heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk — but not before Democrats...

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...

Senate adopts bigger $2.3B COVID plan laced with ‘political poison pill’...

The Michigan Senate passed on Tuesday a new $2.3 billion supplemental funding bill for COVID-19 relief that also contains what Democrats referred to as...

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