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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.
The media, and pollsters themselves, should agree to publicize only legitimate public surveys. Clickbait stories about bad ones can have real consequences.
If the aim of art is to change the beholder, even a little, this one has its heart in the right place.
The accidental release of farm-raised salmon in Washington shows the peril if Michigan were to allow open-water farms in our lakes, streams and rivers. Open-water farms spread disease, waste and the threat of harmful, invasive species.
The DNR is poised to renew a contract for Grand Prix races that turn much of the beloved island into a concrete barrier during the spring.
It’s not a secret: Good jobs are available in Michigan. Closing the talent gap is key to filling them.
Today’s clean manufacturing jobs are not yesterday’s dirty ones, and they don’t all require college degrees. They do require training. The state is trying to help.
The state needs more revenue to make investments necessary to attract good-paying jobs and train workforce.
Urban violence is the easy answer for the decline of Michigan’s largest city. But many policy decisions, before and after the unrest, played a larger part in depopulation and its related problems.
Strategic action to spur investment in the state’s job creation -- and in its communities -- is the key to success.
Detroit taxpayers subsidized the city’s new arena. It’s a bad look to have its first performance be from a singer who championed the Confederacy.
Unless a parent is abusive or otherwise unfit, he or she (but mostly he) deserves more than the drop-in privileges he’s likely to get in most divorces.
Don’t get smug about events in Charlottesville, not when Michigan residents marched with white nationalists, and our racial history is as rancorous as the South’s.
State should invest in education skills that acknowledge workers will switch jobs throughout their 40-year careers.
Even those convicted of violent crimes deserve a chance at parole or commutation. It would reduce corrections costs and open the door to other, more effective interventions.
The University Research Corridor encompasses economic sectors that touch one in eight Michigan jobs. It deserves support.