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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."

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Michigan’s Survivors of Violence Have New Ways to Keep Their Addresses Confidential

For survivors of abuse, a new law seeks to mitigate the risk that their residential address falls into their abuser's hands.

Staff at AWARE prepare to help their community of survivors over a difficult holiday season.
Keep Going Michigan: How to Help Survivors of Violence and Abuse

A strong support system is critical to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This Michigan shelter explains how to be an ally in those situations.

Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Everything We Know About the Christmas Bombing of Nashville So Far

An explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning set the city ablaze and crippled communication in Tennessee and Kentucky.