Michigan school superintendents are 95 percent white and less than 4 percent Black. And while teachers are 77 percent female, superintendents are 77 percent male. State leaders say it’s hard to find diverse candidates. Minority leaders see other factors at work.
As one of the most exclusive corners of Michigan is becoming more diverse, the Pointes are enduring racial and political feuds. Some say they’re driven in part by what some call an ‘awakening’ caused by former President Trump.
For the first time, a nonpartisan commission is redrawing Michigan political districts that have favored Republicans for years. But its deadline to finish the work is being jeopardized by delays in Census population data.
Michigan governor keeps it brief in her third State of State speech, while Republicans block appointments and threaten to withhold federal COVID funding unless Whitmer relaxes business and school restrictions.
This is the second Michigan person arrested by federal authorities investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The FBI said it was aided in its investigation by comparing video of the riot with photos posted on the Facebook feed of the suspect’s father.
Workers in this small town said they followed safety protocols, only to see their beloved city manager succumb to the virus. The four infections underscore the risks faced by election officials as they worked through a pandemic.