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Michigan tap water is clean, safe and cheap, but people who profit from putting it in a bottle would like you to suspect theirs is better. That's good for profits, but bad for the public
Two prominent foundations are launching an initiative to put attention and resources into early childhood, when they’re most likely to pay lasting dividends
Skilled labor apprentices is not a new idea. But this company adapted it to their industry, and their new employees’ needs
The chamber takes issue with criticism from the Mackinac Center that the current energy legislation being considered in Lansing gives too much control over energy policy to the state’s largest utilities.
Affordable energy is essential for growth, but residential, commercial and industrial users here are paying more than our neighbors in the Midwest
Younger people know what they want in a city as they start their careers, and it’s not what their parents wanted – or could even imagine.
That the city has lost U.S.-born residents isn’t news. That the foreign-born are taking their places – and improving the city in the bargain – might be
Join a movement of consensus-minded Democrats, Republicans and Independents to break the congressional logjam in Washington by supporting common-sense goals for securing America’s future
One early whistleblower in the water crisis was a doctor. Upcoming classes of medical students vows to continue the scrutiny, and pressure on the state to consider long-term solutions
The writers argue that, far from expanding choice for Michigan residents, the energy package would consolidate control for the state’s largest utilities
A single notorious, grueling college-entrance exam taken by Chinese students determines the course of their academic future. In its own way, it works for China, but leaves much to be desired
A Republican state senator argues that Michigan’s cities need common-sense public-private partnerships to spur revitalization of their post-industrial cores.
Rising premiums, underinsurance and departing providers are certainly problems, but problems that are worth fixing within the existing structure of the ACA
Tax reform? We have consensus on that. Schools? Not so much, but this educator has some suggestions
This powerful teaching method is avoided by school leaders and attacked by education experts. Why
How so? Because people who can rely on a bus or train can get to doctors' offices, to jobs, to activities. It all adds up to a healthier region.
Tired of being nickel-and-dimed – and defrauded – by a big, corporate bank? There’s an alternative
State Sen. Jim Ananich, D-Flint, argues for more urgency on the part of government in helping Flint residents gain the benefits of relief effort
The long-awaited Michigan Education Finance Study emphasizes that money matters in education, but firehose funding isn't the answer to improving Michigan schools. Aid targeted to student populations most at risk of underachieving would be a good start
As the energy industry transforms, the state’s energy marketers are not being held to the same standards of reliability as utility companies. Reform legislation must ensure Michigan has enough power in the future