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A bottom-up, low-cost approach to sprucing up and improving public spaces is paying off in several Michigan cities.
With all the emphasis on “return on investment” in early childhood education, let’s not forget that play, and just play, is the real way children build a foundation for the schooling to come.
People who rent homes in Detroit are often at the mercy of unscrupulous or negligent landlords. The city should stiffen inspection laws and help average Detroiters get better information on rental properties.
The University of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State contribute more than $16 billion, and a whole lot more.
Early middle college programs may be one answer to boosting the state’s college-attainment numbers.
Retiring Detroit journalist Tom Henderson shares the tale of a bewildered car thief, a donut-obsessed desk cop, and the fine art of patience in an indifferent world.
We can’t pollute our greatest resource with what amounts to untreated sewage. Fish farming is sustainable and safe in better-chosen places – like urban-farming Detroit, perhaps.
Concentrated benefits, diffused costs: How popular are public subsidies of private business, anyway?
One way to find out would be to put these economic-development handouts to a vote. San Diego said no to a new stadium, but Detroiters didn’t get a voice on theirs.
Two University of Michigan physician/researchers anticipate Obamacare repeal’s harshest consequences will land in rural America.
Michigan school finance needs rethinking if schools are to thrive. Another study, funded in part by the Small Business Association, will help clarify how.
At a time when the state needs every extra penny to repair, replace and upgrade its roads and bridges, why are we pouring a corrosive chemical on them?
Michigan is already far behind leading states. So why is the state considering measures that reduce accountability and funding while making it harder for parents to get honest information on school performance?
We don’t put children in dunce caps or make them stand in the corner anymore. RP is an alternative that can be used for in-school offenses both serious and less so.
Michigan effectively manages its Medicaid system through a privatized system, and consumers should not fear integrating mental and behavioral health. A forthcoming report should offer new ideas.
Anderson Economic Group reached this conclusion based on its forensic analysis of county-level vote totals in Michigan.
Communities are best-served by their local governments. So why does the Legislature care whether some make their own policies about plastic bags?
Aging equipment, confused voters and plain old human error spoils a certain number of ballots every election. Other humans try to sort things out.
Two bills introduce a seventh option for voters who can’t make it to the polls on election day.
For such an essential service, Michigan’s record for reliability of its electrical grid is pretty dismal. And we’re not doing all that well by the planet, either.