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Column: Here’s what schools need during COVID-19 and beyond

As we begin to reimagine K-12 education in a post-COVID-19 world, it is imperative we use research to guide our decisions to help all...

Michigan GOP senator tests positive for COVID-19

State Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Potterville) announced Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Barrett said that he tested positive during a health screening on...

U.S. Census Bureau cuts short door-to-door effort, could cost Michigan

The U.S. Census Bureau was supposed to wrap up its door knocking efforts at the end of October, but on Wednesday quietly moved that...

Michigan reports 734 COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that 81,621 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,199 have died from...

Nessel doesn’t appeal Line 5 tunnel decision to Supreme Court

Attorney General Dana Nessel will no longer pursue one of her legal fights against Canadian oil company Enbridge, while another continues on. Nessel had originally...

Michigan’s jobless benefits are dated. The claims system is plagued with...

Michigan last updated its maximum state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in 2002, the same year Avril Lavigne released her album “Let Go” and Congress...

‘14,000 attempts’: Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by...

Michigan reports additional 715 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that 80,887 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,191 have died from...

Nessel joins suit against Trump excluding immigrants in redistricting

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 20 other AGs, nine cities, four counties and one combined city and county in all corners of the...

Whitmer doesn’t believe Trump’s AG was unaware of death threats against...

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday that he did not know about death threats against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during anti-lockdown protests this...

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