Matt Jachman

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First Person: Civics a tough sell on game day, and other census lessons

First Person: Civics a tough sell on game day, and other census lessons

December 9, 2020 | Matt Jachman

The author spent seven weeks canvassing neighborhoods in Detroit and Redford Township. Some residents were happy to answer the census in person. Others were less thrilled to see a man from the government at their door. Mistrust seemed to cross demographic lines.

Social distancing be damned. Michigan nail salons and barbers still open

Social distancing be damned. Michigan nail salons and barbers still open

March 18, 2020 | Matt Jachman

Unlike other states, Michigan has yet to order the closure of barber shops and hair salons. But it sure is tough to get a blow-dry and curl and maintain a 6-foot distance.