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Three out of five jail inmates are awaiting trial, and most are there for property or drug offenses. Wayne County pays $163 a day for those inmates. It’s time to eliminate the cash bail system.
A Republican legislator wants to make sure students and speakers invited to college campuses by students can have their say.
It takes more than asphalt to fix Michigan’s transportation system. Let's think of ways to encourage non-vehicle movement, too.
Eliminating gifted education programs has hurt individuals, and Michigan’s economy
Oakland Circuit Court Judge and noted conservative Michael Warren isn’t happy with a new draft of the standards that would guide the teaching of history in Michigan classrooms.
Groundwater is invisible until your well is contaminated. But that does not mean it's unimportant. We need more investment and awareness of the dangers.
The average Michigan driver pays about $10 a month in gas tax. They believe they’re paying a lot more.
Licensing board member Don Bailey accuses Gov. Whitmer and Attorney General Nessel of putting political favors ahead of public safety and predicts the criminal element will thrive in marijuana industry.
As an immigrant and a legislator, Padma Kuppa writes that she knows the value of an education, and Michigan needs to invest more.
Michigan is facing a talent gap – a gap that must be filled by more people with college degrees, says the president of Alma College
A longtime attorney argues that changes in laws will mean fewer inmates. So why are we building a behemoth jail?
One of the five candidates in the running to become the next Michigan State Superintendent explains why he backs a study calling for more education funding.
Yes, unemployment is low. But so is income. Michigan has become a low-prosperity state.
We won’t rebuild Detroit’s middle class without thinking outside the box. Here’s one idea.
Thousands of children in the state’s richest county are getting free breakfast at school. Here’s why - and why more schools should consider it.
Most of us aren’t paying for news today, and it’s killing the publications that cover local news.
Michigan should work to eliminate insurance fraud and medical service fees instead of eliminating benefits for auto accident victims.
Michigan is one of the last states to treat 17-year-olds like adults in our court system. That’s not doing them or the state any favors.
The director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality makes a pitch for environmental cleanup as an economic engine.