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Why does the legislature want to gut a policy that has worked well, for the state and its historic cities, for 45 years
The state must hold charter school authorizers accountable when their schools persistently underperform, a responsibility that leading education states take more seriously
PA269 keeps public officials and entities from informing voters about ballot issues 60 days before an election. The stakes are too high to require silence
The legislature probably didn’t intend for its impact to fall disproportionately on Michigan's residents of color, but it has. Now is the time to investigate fixing it
Michigan residents pay top dollar for their energy. It’s time for the legislature to start requiring utilities to give them something better for their money
Enbridge’s track record for both safety and transparency doesn’t give residents cause for confidence in its “trust us” defense of Line 5
It’s not enough to stop efforts in Lansing that allow payday lenders to thrive. The key is to give people financial tools so they never have to turn to such loans.
Enbridge assures Michigan residents that its Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac, is safe. The company says it’s committed to protecting the Great Lakes as it provides access to affordable, secure energy to the state.
A bill that would allow energy companies to keep private key information about oil and gas pipelines in Michigan threatens the Great Lakes and the people of Michigan, the author argues.
Among the tsunami of unwelcome attention swamping the state, now this: Dark money swamps our elections, and even its defenders won’t speak up
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin says this misguided law prevents schools and local government from giving voters the facts on millages or other ballot issues 60 days before elections, when most voters need basic information. It must be repealed.
The tide appears to be changing in favor of halting the controversial pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, as new studies, evidence and reason point to the line’s potential threat to the Great Lakes
Detroit school conditions are sickening, so teachers called in sick. Now it’s the state’s responsibility to make it right.
In the fierce debate over how to control deer populations in urban areas, a U-M ecologist defends the use of sharpshooters over some non-lethal methods.
Prescriptions for these powerful drugs are a godsend to those suffering chronic pain. Their interests must be balanced with others’ as we seek to reduce fatal overdoses
“Design thinking” sounds arty, but it’s being embraced by business. It's about flexibility, creativity and problem-solving, for organizations and individuals.
More degrees, more certificates, more learning, more smarts: This is the 21st century economy. A new campaign seeks to drive that message home.
If only plants are at stake, maybe there’s a better solution than sharpshooters in city parks.
This is the 25th anniversary of the 1990 Farm Bill, legislation that fostered important collaborations among woodland owners, nonprofits and the government.
Getting into college is one thing. Finishing is another. Programs that can help ‘some college’ students become graduates are vital to the state’s economic health.