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16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks before his death. Photo courtesy the Fredricks family.
Michigan Foster Care System Bans Coercive Restraints Following Death of Kalamazoo Teen

After foster youth Cornelius Fredericks died following throwing a sandwich, state officials are looking to best practices around the county to reform its foster care system.

Christina Roach-Jacobs outside of her Hug-a-Bug child care center in Westland. (Photo via Facebook)
Getting Child Care Is ‘Like a Lottery’ Say Michigan Moms

Even before the pandemic, Michiganders had trouble accessing child care services. Here's why local moms say that's shaping their vote in November.

A bright and colorful children's center at the library encourages kids to have fun while reading in Plymouth, Michigan. (Photo via Shutterstock)
These Michigan Libraries Are Here To Save You From The Socially Distanced Summer Doldrums

After going above and beyond for public library access during quarantine, Michigan librarians are pulling out all the stops for their largely virtual summer reading programs.

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Attention All Swashbucklers! The First-Ever Great Lakes Pirate Festival Is Coming to Mackinaw City

Michiganders will celebrate Mackinac Island’s new pirate ship ferry in style June 20 with costumes, competitions and more.

Clockwise from top left: Books I've Read - A Reader's Journal from Journals Unlimited; Michigan craft brewery cornhole board from Cornhole America; Michigan sticker bundle from The Great Lakes State; Michigan state mammal T-shirt from The Rocket; Faygo-scented candle gift crate from Heart of Michigan; cherry dessert wine from Leelanau Cellars; Michigan-shaped maple cutting board from Michigan Maple Block
The ’Gander’s Guide to Exclusively Michigan-Made Father’s Day Gifts

We’ve put together a list of 30 Pure Michigan presents that’ll delight dads who are into DIY, cooking, camping and more.

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Cedar Point Is Reopening: What We Know And When You Can Go

We’ve got a quick and easy guide to Cedar Point’s phased July reopening, which will mark the return of a beloved summertime tradition for Midwesterners.

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LISTEN: This Detroit Grandmother Has An Urgent Plea For You

A Detroit woman shares her perspective on Gov.Whitmer’s stay home, stay safe extension.