Stories tagged: "community"

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Two Saginaw Public School Students on Why Their Community Needs More Resources

As part of our ongoing series of Q&As with Michiganders, we interviewed brothers Lionel and Michael Baldwin, students at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, and their mother, Arshen Baldwin, a teacher at Arthur Hill.

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Mortgage Servicers’ Convenience Fees Are ‘Pay to Pay’ and Exploit Homeowners, Michigan Attorney General Says

“Convenience fees are exploitative and ultimately allow mortgage officers to be paid twice," Nessel said. "It is unfair that consumers face additional fees depending on how they decide to pay their bills."

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This Tuition-Free Initiative Has Helped More Than 100,000 Michiganders in Less Than Two Years

Many Michiganders have used the pandemic to go back to school, with the help of two state programs promising free tuition. 

‘A Sad Night for Democracy’: What Michiganders Need to Know About Russia’s Attack on Ukraine

“If we don’t answer this challenge, everybody like Putin... is going to take that as carte blanche to do what they would like,” said one Michigan professor.

CANADA - DECEMBER 15:  Domenic Eshkakogan; 59; holds a native medicine wheel at Anishinabe Spiritual centre near Espanoia. He says the wheel is like creation or the creator; with no beginning and no end.   (Photo by Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
‘It Is a Crisis’: Anishinaabe Michiganders Attempt to Reclaim Their Education, Culture

Indigenous people were forced to abandon their language and culture in boarding schools. Wednesday nights in Meridian Township, they’re rediscovering it.

State Rep. Jewell Jones connects with his community as he represents District 11 in Michigan's House of Representatives. But now he's focused on passing the baton.
Meet MI Leaders: Rep. Jewell Jones Is the Youngest Official Ever Elected to the State House

Jones is entering the last year of his final term focused on his district’s future.

Rural Michiganders are voting for who counts for their issues and values this election.
How Rural Michigan Voters Are Approaching This Election Differently

Rural Michigan helped elect President Donald Trump, but a growing movement across the state’s countryside communities is bringing new voices to the table.