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Michigan Families Left to Suffer as Federal Coronavirus Support Stalls

"No amount of hard work, grit, or sheer determination can fix what has happened," said Michigan mom Katie Carls.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, center, listens to McGregor Industries owner Bob McGregor, right, give a tour of the metal fabricating facility, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Dunmore, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Michigan Auto Workers Know Recession. Here’s What They Say They Need Now.

Without a concrete plan for recovery, auto workers worry they'll be left "drifting in the wind."

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How Reopening Michigan Schools Too Early Could Lead to More Statewide Closures

While some leaders express concerns on public health and the economy, State Rep. Greg Markkanen has another concern about the pandemic's effect on reopening schools: snow days.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden’s Economic Plan Seeks to Address Racial Inequality and Systemic Racism

“It’s about jobs—good paying jobs, financial stability, building wealth for families of color."

In a June 23, 2015, file photo, traffic heads north along the Lodge freeway in Detroit. But traffic has thinned out during the pandemic: Insurers are refunding Michigan drivers between 15% to 20% of their premiums due to a drop in driving and crash claims. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
$95M In Premiums Being Refunded to Michigan Motorists

Drivers shouldn’t have to pay regular premiums when driving less during the pandemic, the state's principal insurance regulator decided.

In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Mike Starkey offloads soybeans from his combine as he harvests his crops in Brownsburg, IN. The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China at that time caused anxiety among rural farmers and bankers. Upper Midwest soybean farmer Jamie Beyer said those were days of "a little bit of panic." Many farmers would probably say the same of these days as well. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
Federal Aid Isn’t Reaching Michigan Farmers. Here’s What They Need to Survive.

Michigan farmers say President Trump's trade wars have set the stage for the extent of their financial hardships during the pandemic.

Jamon Jordan poses with a photo of his mother, Jacquelynne Jordan, in Detroit, Friday, April 24, 2020. Jamon Jordan could not mourn his mother in the traditional way. At Jacquelynne Jordan's memorial in early April, there were just seven people. No hugs. No traditional dinner where family members could gather to honor the 66-year-old matriarch's memory after she died from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Major Michigan Cities Struggle With Coronavirus Budget Crises, Left to Fend for Themselves

In the midst of recovering from the largest city bankruptcy in American history, Detroit now contends with a virus killing one of every ten infected.