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The state law, meant to keep out invasive species, doesn’t work because no other lake states follow it. That means ships now bypass Michigan for ports in other states, hurting our businesses and economy.
Nick Lyon and Eden Wells are public servants of integrity; their prosecution creates the suggestion of scapegoating.
An overabundance of deer causes thousands of car crashes and millions of dollars in crop damage annually. Yet the state DNR keeps pushing for more deer, which serves hunters at the expense of the general public.
Roughly half of Michigan’s rivers and streams exceed safety standards for E. coli bacteria, yet we are the only state without a uniform septic code.
The program, launching Nov. 15, is intended to help students and faculty in all academic fields seize the opportunity to innovate.
The author predicted back in 2011 that a law passed to regulate beer kegs would not reduce underage drinking. It didn’t. How did she know? The evidence was right in front of lawmakers, had they cared to look.
A state commission is voting this week on whether to double the daily catch limit from 5 to 10, despite research showing it would deplete Michigan streams and go against the wishes of anglers.
Like so much in life, it’s easier to believe ‒ and click on ‒ what fits our own worldview. Here are some tips on identifying less credible news stories that flit across your news feed.
Michigan routinely chooses to react to crisis after crisis instead of properly funding infrastructure systems that keep our communities safe
In America, we’ve never really answered the core issue about who should pay for health care and why. Is healthcare a product driven by markets? Or a social good for the benefit of all?
We know how to improve our public schools; the governor’s education commission and numerous studies provide the blueprint. What we need from state leaders is the political will.
The author takes a State Board of Education member to task for denying that our public schools are in crisis, and cites three policy changes that can boost learning in Michigan.
Unless you happen to live next to a college ranking guide, the list you just paid for was put together by someone who knows absolutely nothing about your child
Getting students focused on a path that excites and inspires them will help prepare them for postsecondary success and a fulfilling career.
There are policy barriers that must be overcome for Michigan to lead the nation in the EV revolution.
The poverty rate for African Americans and Native Americans has fallen significantly in Michigan, and that’s good. But if we can’t provide workers with a living wage or the skills to get a good job, broad financial hardship will persist.
Paying for services is hard enough for many Michigan communities. Providing them in island communities may be even harder.
An emergency room doctor and Democratic candidate for Congress offers gun-control recommendations for lawmakers in Washington.
Some government authorities representing Michigan counties or towns are allowed to raise taxes or issue debt even when their voting members do not equally represent the residents of that region.
A new law signed by Gov. Snyder makes it easier to get around how much can be spent on candidates’ campaigns in Michigan, and harder to determine who is behind the money.