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With Domestic Violence on the Rise, Michigan Faces Yet Another Public Health Crisis

Michigan has seen more cries for help in the last three months than most of 2020. With the pandemic pressing on, Michigan’s domestic violence experts only expect it to get worse.

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These 7 Michigan Farms Were Saved By Grants

“Ensuring the long-term sustainability of Michigan’s nearly 10 million acres of farmland is the foundation for preserving our food production and supply,” said Gary McDowell, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Soldiers from the Michigan National Guard provide free drive-through COVID-19 testing in Baldwin, Mich.,, Aug. 14, 2020. Medics from the Michigan National Guard’s Task Force 182 have been providing the testing throughout the state over the last three months.
Michigan Marks Grim First Anniversary After First Confirmed COVID Cases

Michigan has endured one of the hardest years it's seen in modern history, as it marks one year since the first confirmed COVID case.

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.

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.

Pro-immigration protesters march down Woodward Ave to Grand Circus Park in July 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, before a Democratic primary debate taking place at the nearby Fox Theatre. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY /AFP via Getty Images)
After Three Years, Immigrant Woman Can Finally Leave Michigan Church

The woman took sanctuary at a Kalamazoo church during the Trump administration, which implemented a host of anti-immigration policies.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson speaks in Detroit. More than 5.5 million people voted in Michigan's presidential election — the most ever and the highest percentage of voting-age residents to cast a ballot in 60 years. Benson said Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, it was "particularly inspiring and encouraging" that more than 28,000 people took advantage of a new option and registered and voted on Election Day. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Benson Fights Back Against Voter Suppression

As Republicans continue to focus on proposals to limit voter access, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is focused on making the polling place a little easier.