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Ditching the 10-cent per bottle deposit law is a seriously bad idea.
A former Michigan Teacher of the Year reminds us that we’ve long worried about how well our children read, but we keep ignoring the real solutions
Michigan has had a quarter century of experience with term limits, but the promises of a more dynamic democracy never came to fruition.
A bill being considered in the Michigan House would bar local communities from instituting ordinances that ban the retail sale of puppies on stores. Some pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills.
The writer, a doctoral student, said she, like victims of Larry Nassar, faced indifference from the school after she sought help for sexually harassment
Bottle deposits may have made sense in 1976. But today they’re depressing recycling rates and limiting consumer options.
As the number of school librarians dropped, so did Michigan’s literacy rank. One school librarian doesn’t think that’s a coincidence.
Early childhood is the time when a good education can make the most difference. Yet it’s where we invest the least. That needs to change.
The robots are coming, and it’s a good thing, says state Sen. Patrick Colbeck, an engineer, who argues for continued investment in STEM programs in Michigan public schools.
Most adult Medicaid recipients already work, are in school or face real obstacles to jobs. And without investing in childcare or other support, many low-income parents would face a bind.
Rachael Denhollander says MSU interim leader John Engler and his team are using the same smears against Larry Nassar’s female victims as Nassar’s defense lawyers.
A Huron River study suggests that Michigan’s blue economy can bring businesses, workers and joy to towns across the state
Victoria Crouse recalls the fear associated with learning English when she came to Michigan as a child. She wonders if the point of a bill making English the official language is to make immigrants more fearful.
Math teacher Luke Wilcox disputes the notion that it isn’t a teacher’s job to motivate students. He offers his top strategies for motivating students to care.
President Trump’s unpopularity should have made this an easy election year for Democrats. But they shot themselves in the foot with the least diverse slate in years.
Sen. Margaret O’Brien understands if you disagree with her about guns. But when a discussion at the front door a constituent ended with the resident threatening to get an AR-15, she wrote that the tone of politics has to change.
A writer makes a home in Detroit. In a captivating TED talk, he calls ‘radical neighborliness’ the city’s finest attribute.
A less than 1 percent increase in cash assistance for Michigan’s most needy has state Sen. Coleman A Young II angry.
A House bill promises to increase transparency and lower prescription costs. Don’t believe the hype. Real reform is needed but should focus on middlemen who keep customer prices high.
For just $5,000 and a small annual fee, the giant corporation will extract thousands of water that it will mark up to consumers. Michigan inevitably will get stuck with the bill.