FILE - Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022, following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Judge Elizabeth Gleicher, of the Court of Claims, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, struck down Michigan's 1931 anti-abortion law, months after suspending it. Judge Gleicher said the law, long dormant before U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, violates the Michigan Constitution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Why your grandma protests

Michigan grandma Sharon Kourous shares why the loss of reproductive rights and bodily autonomy is driving her to protest.

Here’s How Michiganders Are Reacting to ‘Governor Barbie’

Many of us in the Michigan news industry woke up this morning to a press release from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s communications team. We’ve had this happen lots of times over the past several years, but today’s release was different. Today’s release was about Barbies. By now you’ve probably heard about Governor Barbie, but just in...

Photo via Raquel Garcia
Op-Ed: I’m Optimistic About the Government’s Agenda for the First Time in Decades

"With infrastructure investments and the Inflation Reduction Act, the country is finally taking the necessary steps toward reducing air pollution," Detroit resident Raquel Garcia in an op-ed.

Sen. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) speaks on the campaign trail in 2022. (Darrin Camilleri via Facebook)
Op-Ed: It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Investing in Education is the Best Way to Show Our Gratitude

Sen. Darrin Camilleri's three favorite teachers, plus his take on how we can do a better job of supporting all of Michigan's educators. (Hint: It starts by listening.)

Reader Christopher Cosmos, whose experience during the Tuscan Spill made him think about the potential for similar disasters in Michigan. Photo courtesy of the writer.
From a Reader: I was trapped on the highway during the Tucson spill. Now, I won’t stay silent about similar dangers in Michigan.

Michigander Christopher Cosmos was stuck in traffic after an overturned truck spilled hazardous materials onto a highway in Arizona. He’s sharing his experiences—and his desire for more regulations—in hopes that the next disaster can be avoided. 

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Op-Ed: Michigan’s Young People Showed Up for Prop 3—Now Let’s Keep Working Together for Repro Rights

Opinion: You name it, we did it. Now we're asking you to keep the fight going.

Sam, Kerry, and Remy Singh. Photo: votesamsingh.com
Op-Ed: “Repeal the State Retirement Tax,” says Sam Singh

"It’s a tax break that every Michigander could become eligible for once they start tapping into a retirement account."