An empty hallway is shown at David Ellis Academy in Detroit, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
Michigan Charter Schools Face Scrutiny After Taking Billions in Public Funds

More than 80% of Michigan’s charter schools are operated by for-profit management firms, which aren’t subject to Michigan’s open records laws, meaning there’s little transparency about how they spend public dollars. Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) hopes to change that.

A Tale of Two Presidents: Biden Visits Striking UAW Workers, Trump Visits Non-Union Shop

During a visit to Michigan this week, President Joe Biden became the first president in history to stand in solidarity with striking workers. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is stopping by a non-union parts shop about 20 miles from the nearest United Auto Workers picket line. 

The United Auto Workers union expanded its strike Friday to include 38 more locations—including a General Motors distribution facility in Lansing. (The 'Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
More Michigan Workers Join Picket Lines as UAW Ramps Up Strike

The United Auto Workers is expanding its strike to 38 automotive parts distribution centers across 20 states—including 13 locations in Michigan—as contract negotiations with Stellantis and General Motors stagnate.

Last year, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration earmarked $750 million toward helping struggling local governments manage their unfunded pension liabilities.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
State Funding Helps Michigan Cities Keep Pension Promises to Retirees

More than $500 million in state funding from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration will help dozens of communities across Michigan to keep paying government retirees the pensions they’ve earned.

Ryan and Penny Milkey took over Northern Specialty Health in 2013.
This ‘Mom and Pop Cannabis Shop’ Has Kept Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Stoned for a Decade

A lucrative new industry is quietly thriving in what was once the heart of Michigan’s Copper Country—and only one pioneering pot shop has been there since the beginning. HOUGHTON—Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is cherished for its stunning landscapes and rugged, untamed wilderness. It’s a timeless, 16,000-square-mile paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and a haven for those seeking...

9 Quick Hits of Cannabis News From Across Michigan

Cannabis is a pretty big deal in Michigan—and there’s never a shortage of newsworthy headlines from the industry as the state inches closer to becoming the nation’s weed capital.

President Donald Trump speaks during a 2017 roundtable discussion with automakers in Ypsilanti Township. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Union Leaders Blast Trump for ‘Broken Promises’ Ahead of Michigan Visit

After spending much of his presidency undermining labor unions, Donald Trump is coming to Michigan to try to win support from striking autoworkers. But union leaders and workers aren’t buying what the ex-president is trying to sell them.