Stories tagged: "COVID Economy"


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How Local Vaccine Rates Shape Michigan’s Economic Future

Until the people are well, the economy won’t be either. Here’s the advice of one expert from Alma College. 

Photos By Isaac Constans and Courtesy of Horning Farms
Six Generations and Counting: A Story of Michigan’s Dairy Farms

Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the strongest in the country. Fighting through the pandemic, family farms are helping fight hunger. 

Local members of the Youth Advisory Council help with a backpack drive during the pandemic
‘We Have to Do It Together’: Michigan’s Rural Families Talk Getting Through COVID

Mental health, struggling students and food insecurity. These are the topics on Michigan mom's minds for 2021, and the solutions they are finding.

Photo courtesy Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.
Michigan’s ‘Shecession’ Could Set Working Women Back a Decade, But There Is a Plan to Help

The sharp decline of women in the workforce caused by the pandemic may have lasting damage on women's careers. That could set workplace equity back unless decisive action is taken.

Housing activists across Michigan are celebrating the CDC's decision to ban evictions through the end of the year.
The FAQs About the End of Eviction Protections in Michigan

In 2020, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Welch warned of a "tsunami" of evictions coming after the pandemic. That tsunami is poised to hit.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
A $15 Minimum Wage for Michiganders Could Be Done with COVID Money

If Michigan boosts its minimum wage, the first three months could be covered by the state, says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Knoop in Grand Rapids bills itself as a "rooftop beer garden" focusing on Dutch and German food.
These 7 Michigan Restaurants Opened During the Pandemic, and We Are Here to Try Them in 2021

The pandemic has been hard on the restaurant industry, but some Michiganders have seized the opportunity and opened in the most trying time.