Michigan law requires educators to immediately report suspected abuse. But when a 13-year-old told Northern Michigan Christian Academy officials her teacher sexually assaulted her in 2004, they didn’t call police or child protection workers.
On top of continued isolation at many of Michigan’s nursing homes amid COVID, nearly 9,000 fewer workers now care for nursing home residents — raising concern about the well-being of those who live there.
If upheld in court, about two million Michigan workers will be affected by a Biden administration edict that requires large workplaces to ensure workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. The U.S. Supreme Court may soon jump in to decide the matter.
Bridge Michigan was among several media organizations that sued the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission for its failure to make public a private hearing and refusing to release secret legal memos related to its work.
Cleaning sites like the Detroit River and Saginaw Bay is a priority for spending new funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Advocates say the money is a good start but much more is needed.