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Michigan cut back on school librarians during the recession. It’s time to bring them back.
Why build a new gas-powered plant when renewables are the future?
Many places in Michigan are losing population. The solution: Visas specifically for skilled immigrants willing to move there. It’s an idea based on successful programs in Canada and Australia.
Michigan’s attorney general explains why she sued to close the controversial Line 5 gas pipeline that passes beneath the Mackinac Straits.
Two developers respond to a Bridge Magazine article about their investments in Detroit. ‘Our focus is increasing availability of affordable, quality housing for the city’s residents.’
Benton Harbor is in danger of losing its high school because of poor academic performance and debilitating debt. A former state superintendent says the district’s struggles should be a wake-up call for Michigan.
Michigan’s Supreme Court justices should restore the minimum wage increase that the public wanted last year – and the Legislature weakened in lame duck.
Sure, payday loans charge 400 percent interest. But they can help low-income Michigan residents make it to their next payday, says a Hillsdale College economist.
There’s a growing movement to take students out of the classroom and into nature to learn about the environment and nature. That’s happening in schools and programs around Michigan.
Robert Ruleau’s family business has survived weather and invasive species. Now it’s trying to survive the Department of Natural Resources.
The Flint water crisis impacted thousands of young children. A researcher who has studied the impact of lead exposure says there are interventions that can help.
Listen to one another. Keep an open mind to new concepts (as well as some old) and collaborate so Michigan can be a national leader in clean and safe energy
An emergency room doctor describes the anguish he sees every day as patients are forced to choose between urgent medical care and playing their bills.
The sad irony is that the elected officials who gutted paid sick time for Michigan workers are salaried and get paid in full whether or not they show up to work.
Michigan’s Medicaid reimbursement rates haven’t changed since the 1990s. That has to change.
Students lose about a month of learning over the course of the summer. There are ways to stop that brain drain.
Every time a new taxpayer-supported sports stadium is built, the public is promised economic development. When will we learn?
Rep. Darrin Camilleri may not have been able to afford college if he didn’t figure out how to fill out a federal financial aid form called the FAFSA. He’s now pushing to make the form a high school requirement.
The state is at a crossroads. It’s time to put our money where our mouth is.
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to close the high school in Benton Harbor because of low academic achievement and high debt. A State Board of Education member (and fellow Democrat) makes a case for investing in the struggling district, rather than closing the high school.