Camping and hiking at state, national, local and metroparks has increased significantly since before the pandemic. Parks are already taking reservations for visitors and job applications for the summer season.
Among the lessons of the pandemic is the need for a fully funded public health infrastructure and workforce that is prepared to respond to new challenges and allowed to make real-time decisions that protect communities.
The latest review of the state’s dysfunctional unemployment office found that problems with oversight and fraud investigation persist. The agency’s director accused the auditor of rehashing old issues and not giving the agency enough credit for reforms.
Misery is at its worst in the still of the night, when doctor offices are closed. There are sure signs for when to call 911 or hit the ER, and when urgent care of merely a call to your doctor is enough.
The pharmaceutical giant is enlarging its Portage facilities as part of a larger push to increase manufacturing as it rolls out new products to counterbalance declining sales of COVID-19-related products
Preliminary data through June appears to show that any increase in Michigan births following COVID stay-at-home orders was just a blip. In a state aging faster than most, lagging birth rates present another challenge to its economic future.
Michigan education officials received the public records request in May seeking data on how local districts plan to spend $6.2 billion in federal relief funds. The state says it would take 300 — no, 807 — hours to vet the records before releasing them.
Rock climbing might be a new tool for conserving the public land that bolsters Michigan’s annual $20 billion tourism industry. The sport is gaining traction as outdoor enthusiasts look to experience nature differently, especially after indoor climbing gyms closed during the pandemic.