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Q&A: A Former Special Ed Parapro Talks About Public Schools
As part of an ongoing Q&A series about public education, we spoke to Christian Alvarado, an education organizer and former special education parapro.
Abortion rights demonstrators rally on the National Mall in Washington, during protests across the country, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
EXCLUSIVE: Only 13% of Republican Voters Say Recent Developments Around Abortion Make Them Happy, Poll Shows

Forty-seven percent of likely voters said they felt “worried” about recent developments regarding abortion rights, while more than four in 10 reported feeling “angry" or “sad.” 

WASHINGTON, MICHIGAN - APRIL 02:  Matthew DePerno speaks at a rally hosted by former President Donald Trump on April 02, 2022, in this file photo. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Michigan’s GOP Candidate for Attorney General Met With Top Trump Officials to Discuss Election Conspiracies

“It speaks volumes as to why Trump so heavily backs Matt DePerno’s candidacy,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said.

Ryan Kelly, Republication candidate for Governor, attends a Freedom Rally in support of First Amendment rights and to protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer, outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on May 15, 2021. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP) (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Ryan Kelley Said Department of Education Should Be ‘Terminated’

MICHIGAN–Ryan Kelley, a Republican candidate for governor in Michigan, said during a radio interview that the federal Department of Education should be “terminated.”  “A lot of our agencies in the state of Michigan are funded by the federal government, and that’s a big problem for the state of Michigan, because then we allow the federal...

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Faced With Economic Uncertainty, Michiganders Started Their Own Businesses in Record Numbers.

With economic uncertainty high, more people started new businesses. If that ain’t Michigan. 

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The History of Faygo Is More Cakey Than We Knew

In the first installment of our Michigan Moments: Food series, we're hunting down the history of Faygo Pop. Did you know it started with cake?

FILE = Containers of the medication used to end an early pregnancy sit on a table inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, Oct. 29, 2021, in Fairview Heights, Ill. A report released Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 says most U.S. abortions are now done with pills rather than surgery. The trend spiked during the pandemic as telemedicine increased and pills by mail were allowed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Everything You Need to Know About Medication Abortion in Michigan

Searches for medication abortion and prescription requests for abortion pills have skyrocketed following the May 2 Supreme Court opinion leak. We asked Michigan OB/GYN, Dr. Halley Crissman, to talk about how medication abortion works. 

This file photo shows a hospital bed in one of the temporary rooms at the TCF Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in Detroit. The city's convention center was converted to accommodate an overflow of patients with the coronavirus. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began construction at the TCF Center to create a quarantined hospital setting with 1,000 beds as the pandemic spread rapidly in the city. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
1 Million Americans—Including 36,098 Michiganders—Dead from COVID

As the pandemic’s death clock rolls past the 1 million Americans mark, Michigan’s death toll is ninth-highest in the nation (36,098 by deadline today). That’s the equivalent of 12 September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Over the past week, new cases of COVID-19 in Michigan have increased by 46%, and deaths are up 23%. Though we...