Safety


Muskegon Fire Dept. Deputy Director Jay Paulson and another firefighter see the smoke rise after being called to a fire at a Dollar General in Muskegon.
‘I Had My Bags Packed’: How Michigan Firefighters Remember, Memorialize 9/11

Tenured Michigan firefighters remember the events of 9/11 well. For some, the 20th anniversary hits close to home.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) introduces Congress to the late Abbas family, killed by a drunk driver Jan. 6, 2019.
A Painful Loss in Michigan May Soon End Drunk Driving With New Vehicle Technology

At the funeral for the Abbas family, Rep. Debbie Dingell realized the time was long overdue to finally bring drunk driving to an end with a law named in their memory.

DES MOINES, IA - AUGUST 10: Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on stage during a forum on gun safety at the Iowa Events Center on August 10, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event was hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
How Biden’s Gun Safety Plan Would Help Michiganders Prevent and Solve Violent Crimes

By addressing the danger posed by untraceable ghost guns, the Biden administration hopes to prevent extremist groups or perpetrators of domestic violence from evading justice.

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With Domestic Violence on the Rise, Michigan Faces Yet Another Public Health Crisis

Michigan has seen more cries for help in the last three months than most of 2020. With the pandemic pressing on, Michigan’s domestic violence experts only expect it to get worse.

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Here’s How the Violence Against Women Act Impacts Michigan

Leaving an abusive relationship is the most dangerous time for any survivor. That's why Michigan advocates say it's imperative the Violence Against Women Act is fully reauthorized.

Nearly 1,000 people are trafficked through Michigan each year.
Michigan Woman Who Escaped Child Slavery Tells Her Story

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. One local woman shares her story of survival and the support she received from a Detroit-based organization.

Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The demonstration turned violent and deadly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
What Is the 25th Amendment and Why Are Folks Calling for It to Be Invoked After the Capitol Chaos?

“I don’t know where his Cabinet has been all this time, but it’s long overdue for the 25th Amendment because this man is no longer capable of serving the United States of America."