Shutterstock
‘It’s Not a Distant Threat Anymore:’ How Rural Michigan Is Grappling With COVID-19 Differently

COVID-19 is as much if not more of an issue for small town communities. Here’s how one mid-Michigan mayor has been navigating his city through the pandemic. 

Getty Images
‘Anything is Going to Help’: Mid-Michigan Mayor on Infrastructure Bill

Drive through Owosso, Michigan, and you’ll realize: Crumbling infrastructure isn’t just a big-city problem. 

Shutterstock
Some Michigan Towns Rely on Churches to Vote. What Happens If That’s Banned?

More than 20% of Michigan’s polling places are houses of worship. But that could be banned under a GOP voting plan. “None of this was ever about securing the vote.”

Mourners grieve at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at Oxford High School, killing four students and wounding seven other people on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
I Grew Up in a Second Amendment Home. But These Are the Questions I’m Asking After Oxford’s Deadly Shooting.

We’re led to believe mass shootings are the cost of freedom, and the real issue lies elsewhere. But new policies are needed for a popular but age-old amendment—or we will continue to lose our children.

Photo courtesy of Bree Melton
Michigan Woman Reflects on ‘Scary Virus’ That Turned out to be Much More

It started as just some “scary virus,” but then it became much more. Here’s how one Michigander dealt with the realization that COVID-19 was a serious issue. 

AP Photo
Over 60 Michigan Faith Leader Pen Open Letter Criticizing Proposal to Ban Voting at Churches

Clergy from faith organizations from around Michigan penned a letter to state lawmakers, critical of a proposal that would end voting at churches. 

Canva Photo
‘People Have Fought Wars for This:’ Clerks Respond to Republicans’ Plan Banning Voting in Churches

One in every five polling places could be gone under a new Michigan voting plan. That concerns local clerks.