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In Stressful Times, Child Tax Credit Lights Up Lives of Macomb County Kids

The child tax credit had kids in this Macomb neighborhood running into the streets with wonder and excitement. Here's why.

Photos By Isaac Constans and Courtesy of Horning Farms
Six Generations and Counting: A Story of Michigan’s Dairy Farms

Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the strongest in the country. Fighting through the pandemic, family farms are helping fight hunger. 

‘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. 

In May, 2018, Mothering Justice turned in over 380,000 signatures to put Earned Paid Sick Time on the ballo. Mothering Justice volunteers collected over 12,000 of the signatures for the MI Time to Care initiative.
Michigan Moms Call on Leaders to Restore Paid Sick Leave With the Stroke of a Pen

“[Attorney General Dana Nessel] has the opportunity to be our hero,” said mom and Mothering Justice activist Aisha Wells. 

20 January 2021, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A two-year-old child plays in the living room at home. Many daycare centers offer only emergency care in the current Corona situation, so many family with working parents are faced with childcare problems. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Michiganders Getting Vaccinated Can Get Free Child Care This June

Getting affordable child care can be a roadblock to a lot of things Michigan parents need. KinderCare is making sure that getting vaccinated isn't one of them.

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New Legislation Would Protect Older Michiganders from Abuse by Conservators

More than a hundred Michiganders studied the issue of elder abuse for two years. Now, they're ready to make their recommendations.

21 of Michigan’s Best Summer Events of 2021

From a concert lineup featuring Backstreet Boys to Hall & Oates and even more fun in the sun, Michigan has a lot to offer this summer.