Stories tagged: "Adrian"


WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 22:  U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an announcement related to small businesses at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program aimed at helping small and minority-owned business to qualify for federal loans due to the economic impact that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Michigan’s Small Businesses Are Staying Open with Small Business Loans. Here’s How to Apply.

COVID-19 assistance kept this Adrian shop open. Here's how you can apply for small business relief this week.

Will Garcia, a candidate for state legislature, is leading the charge against Adrian's attempt to criminalize homelessness. Photo courtesy Garcia for State Rep.
EXCLUSIVE: Housing Advocate Will Garcia Is Running for Mayor of Adrian

Will Garcia fought Adrian’s criminalization of homelessness last fall. Though the city’s “camping ban” passed, he’s decided on a new path to keep fighting.

FLINT, MI - OCTOBER 31: Supporters listen in their cars as former President Barack Obama speaks during a drive-in campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Northwestern High School on October 31, 2020 in Flint, Michigan. Biden is campaigning with former President Obama on Saturday in Michigan, a battleground state that President Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016.
Healing America Can Start With Healing Michiganders’ Injuries From Injustice and Apathy

Healing the soul of America isn't just about displays of political unity, but about addressing deep wounds from the past four years.

Volunteers load cases of free water into waiting vehicles at a water distribution centre at Salem Lutheran Church in Flint, Michigan, on March 5, 2016.

Flint changed its water source in April of 2014 from treated water sourced from Lake Huron as well as the Detroit River to the Flint River, but city officials allegedly failed to treat with corrosion control. The failure had a series of problems that culminated with lead contamination from aging pipes.
Keep Going Michigan: Here Are Three Human Rights Issues in Michigan That Need Your Help

Basic human rights like access to clean water are protected, first and foremost, by passionate, everyday people.

A Daily Bread volunteer prepares food for pick-up in Adrian, Michigan.
Keep Going Michigan: How to Give Hungry Michiganders a Happy Holiday

In a city facing an especially hard winter for unhoused Michiganders, Daily Bread of Lenawee is showing how to give back this holiday season.

Photos courtesy Alphonso Amos and William Garcia.
The Power of Protest in Rural Michigan

Here's how a group of just 24 protesters are influencing Adrian's population of 20,000 to protect its most vulnerable residents.

Mayor Heath of Adrian (left) apologized for posting signs banning things like eating or sleeping in parks (right) before the city commission even held a vote on the ordinance the sign referenced, banning activities targeting homeless people.
Adrian Unanimously Passes Bill Banning Public Eating Targeted at Homeless People

After two hours of debate, largely consisting of citizens opposing the ban, Adrian passed its controversial anti-camping ordinance.