FILE - In this file image from a Zoom meeting provided by the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners, Grand Traverse County Commissioner Ron Clous holds a rifle at his home during a county commissioners meeting Jan. 20, 2021, in Michigan. Clous displayed the rifle during the online meeting in response to a citizen's comments about a far-right extremist group, drawing backlash from some local residents. (Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners via AP, File)
Chaos Hits Traverse City After Commissioner Flashes Gun During County Meeting
He called a hate group “decent guys” and his latest public stunt with a rifle has the Traverse City community calling for his resignation.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced new guidance for schools Jan. 8 to keep students, staff and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing the in-person instruction that is crucial to learning and development.
COVID Relief Expires Sunday, Cutting Michigan Nurses’ Pay

The relief Gov. Whitmer gave families in 2020? Republicans are letting it expire.

Maureen Pickelman on an arctic vacation. Photo courtesy Kathy Rank.
After Barely Surviving Coronavirus, We Caught Up With This Newly Vaccinated Michigander

Retired teacher Maureen Pickelman spent half a year recovering from the coronavirus. Here's how her friends and faith saw her through.

President Joe Biden listens as Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), right, speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the NIH, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. NIH Director Francis Collins is at center. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.

Medical experts say it will take a concerted effort to meet the challenges of rebuilding trust and ensuring vaccine access for communities of color.

This Oakland County Leader’s Family Vacation Exemplifies Black History Month

From the legacy of his ancestors to navigating a disease threatening Black Michiganders today, Rudy Hobbs is steeped in history.

Republican-led Michigan Legislature's Speaker Lee Chatfield
Kalamazoo Refuses to Work With Business Group Over Homophobic CEO Hire

This organization hired an anti-LGBTQ former politician as CEO. Kalamazooians aren't having it.

Teesha Montague works at Huron View Provisioning in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.  The first year of state-licensed recreational marijuana sales in Michigan saw $511 million of sales in recreational and $474 million in medical sales, generating over $100 million in tax revenue, but the state also found that the industry drastically failed to attract minority business owners.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Recreational Pot Is Big Business for Michiganders—as Long as They’re White

They paid the price in the war on drugs. Now they are left out of Michigan’s booming marijuana industry.

Meet the ER Doctor Leading Michigan’s Pandemic Response

Joneigh Khaldun is the doctor behind Michigan's largely effective coronavirus response, and she's hoping Michiganders take a key lesson from the pandemic.

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Michigan’s Health Insurance Marketplace Is Now Open. Here’s How to Use it.

The 'Gander addresses nine questions Michiganders have about the Special Enrollment Period for health insurance that began Feb. 15.