‘We Couldn’t Afford It’: Childcare Costs Are Upending Michigan Moms’ Lives. What Can Fix the Problem?

The cost of childcare is reaching a breaking point and exacting a mental toll. “I don't think that having children should only be for the wealthy and that's kind of how I feel right now,” said Julie Groce, a Grand Blanc mom. 

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‘It’s Just a Hard-to-Imagine World’: Rural Michiganders Open up About Living Without Broadband

Some 400,000 rural households lack broadband internet in Michigan, creating a digital divide that harms their educational, economic, and interpersonal lives. Here is the plan to fix that.

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Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

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Biden’s Next Big Challenge: How to Deal With Trump’s Takeover of the Courts

“If somebody believes they are a victim of discrimination in their workplace, the final say on whether our civil rights laws are properly enforced is a lower court judge,” Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the nonprofit advocacy group Alliance for Justice, told COURIER.

Detroit Edison Power Station and river Raisin at sunset, Monroe, Michigan, USA
How Biden’s Executive Orders Fighting Climate Change Impact Michigan

While Biden’s executive orders can only go so far, the case for their importance was made in Michigan, and Michigan shows their potential for future impact clearly.

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Biden Takes Aim at America’s Growing Hunger Crisis With Executive Orders

Around 40 million Americans say they don't have enough to eat, according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau.

Twitter banned President Trump's account late Friday.
Twitter Permanently Suspends President Trump

Twitter's actions deprive the president of the megaphone by which he has incited violence and chaos for the last four years.