Dozens of firework displays are scheduled across Michigan for the Fourth of July holiday.
Fourth of July: A Guide to Independence Day Celebrations in Michigan
Michigan families have no shortage of Fourth of July activities to choose from this year.
Roe’s Overturn Means Fear and Suffering. It’s Time For Us To Help Each Other.

Last week, I started the passport application process. Not for an exciting trip abroad or an international career move. I applied for my passport because on Friday, June 24, I got a call from my girlfriend at 10:50 a.m.––minutes after Roe v. Wade had been overturned.  She had an urgency in her voice as she...

Former Gov. Rick Snyder, listens to comments during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about the Flint Water Crisis.
Silence From Snyder at Trial Over Flint Water Crisis

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder invoked his right against self-incrimination and declined to answer questions about the Flint Water Crisis.

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What’s on Tap? New Businesses Are Brewing Because of  Michigan’s Changing Liquor Laws 

New state laws mean you can now swim up to get a drink, and soon you could pour your own beer.

Photograph of Karin Killian and her daughters; image courtesy of Karin Killian
Six in 10 Michiganders Oppose Re-Criminalizing Abortion. Here’s What One of Them Has to Say.

A Traverse City mom shares her abortion story and why she supports abortion rights. She’s one of the 60% of Michigan voters who oppose re-criminalizing abortion and among the 58% think that abortion should be legal under most circumstances.

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Explainer: Key Terms to Know Amid Michigan’s Battle for Abortions Rights 

As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ve assembled the following glossary to help readers better understand the situation at play.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs a bipartisan child care package into law on June 23, 2022.  (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Legislation to Expand Child Care Opportunities in Michigan

A package of bipartisan legislation signed last week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aims to increase parents’ access to child care and cut through some of the red tape that providers have been forced to navigate while nearly half of all Michigan families live in a child care desert.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a rally at the State Capitol building. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
Misinformation Spreads Amid Legal Battle for Abortion Rights

Citing “confusion” over the legality abortions in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in—and quickly.

Source: Together West Michigan
What Happens When 20 Local Orgs Team Up to Improve Justice and Equity in Their Region? Find Out Tomorrow

The organization, led by everyday citizens who directly experience the problems they seek to improve, will invite the public to join their movement for justice and equity during the meeting, and will ask public officials in attendance to make a pledge of active partnership. The public is invited to attend all parts of this event.