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Air Force begins sampling groundwater wells at Oscoda PFAS site

Oscoda residents had a chance to ask questions and hear updates from state officials Tuesday on how the U.S. Air Force’s cleanup of per-...

Whitmer vetoes GOP bill axing pandemic jobless benefits

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday vetoed a Republican bill that would have ended emergency unemployment benefits in Michigan. Under House Bill 4344, sponsored by Rep....

Column: States and schools should reinstate mask mandates

If we don’t act now, masks could become a long-term fashion accessory. In the past 14 days, the United States has seen tremendous growth in...

Whitmer releases last school from state oversight, but creates some confusion...

As of Monday, there are no schools in Michigan under state oversight after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released the Muskegon Heights School District from receivership...

Rick Haglund: Michigan continues to underinvest in higher education, in good...

Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a record $17.1 billion K-12 spending bill that eliminates a nearly 30-year-long basic state funding gap between school...

Under 70% of Michigan kids have all their recommended vaccinations, as...

Following a decline in Michigan’s childhood vaccination rates during the pandemic and with less than half of eligible students vaccinated against COVID-19, physicians and...

Mackinac Bridge bomb threat still under investigation

A bomb threat on the Mackinac bridge on Sunday closed the bridge for about three hours while authorities swept the area.  According to the Mackinac...

Column: It’s time for billionaires to pay their fair share of...

Imagine a world where we aren’t asked to choose between funding our schools and other crucial public services like fixing our roads and bridges,...

Here’s what could happen in Michigan if Roe v. Wade is...

In 1973, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade granted Americans the constitutional right to access a safe and legal abortion.  But...

At Michigan-Wisconsin border, enviros and tribes fight to keep new mine...

For years, Indigenous and environmental groups have been standing up against Calgary-based Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac, arguing a...

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