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Pending legislation would require state-backed water projects to consider a range of promising new technologies, such as plastics, to replace aging metal pipes. Let’s give engineers the flexibility they need by supporting this measure.
Venture capital is essential to the state’s startups. But as in so many sectors of the economy, more investment is needed.
A detailed plan emerges with the aim of revitalizing and reinvigorating the Grandmont Rosedale community in northwest Detroit.
After years of pushing juveniles into adult court, the trend has shifted, and is paying off in less recidivism, lower costs and fewer lives squandered.
Not everyone needs an MBA, but higher ed is trying to give more learners essential business skills.
‘I was Trumped,’ Robert Richardson tweeted, but the loss of scientific counsel to a federal agency is no joke, he writes.
Why does the administration want to cut funding responsible for some of the country’s most important research and design?
The mostly white people moving into the central city get a lot of attention, but the ones who most need jobs, help and attention are the ones who’ve been here all along.
The nation’s political winds blow against a clean environment, but Michigan’s turbines are still turning
Renewable energy is the state’s future, and a new plan for more of it is smart policy
Waiting around for Washington to do something about a warming planet is a fool’s errand, so start locally.
Why are lawmakers fiddling with a part of state government that is well-run, backed by voters and doing good work in preserving and protecting Michigan’s natural assets?
The leader of a small-business group says we need to re-figure the money problem in Michigan.
Children need quality care while their parents work. Michigan needs their parents working. We need to do better for both.
A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows more kids living in poverty, and at risk for neglect and toxic stress.
Families and clients have spoken over and over since Gov. Snyder proposed transferring Medicaid mental-health money to private HMOs. Is anyone listening?
If we want a wealthier state in the future, the best strategy is to prepare, retain and attract college graduates.
A former mayor of Ypsilanti explains how that city beat back infighting and helped its residents upgrade infrastructure and attitudes.
Taking a more regional approach to local government would improve the efficiency and economics of service delivery. Counties are in a better position to drive technology, elections, tax assessments and other back office functions.
A West Michigan civic group argues for an end to rote memorization, and more focus on early childhood education, promoting kids based on competence rather than the calendar, and reforming how teachers are trained.