Stories tagged: "Meet MI Leaders"


Fixing Roads and Making Cars: 11 Michiganders to Remember From 2021

From a local man fighting for clean water to the head of a federal agency bringing electric vehicles to Michigan, these are the names you need to know.

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‘Anything is Going to Help’: Mid-Michigan Mayor on Infrastructure Bill

Drive through Owosso, Michigan, and you’ll realize: Crumbling infrastructure isn’t just a big-city problem. 

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‘Era of Empowerment’: From a Lineage of Leaders, Chippewa Chairperson Steps Up in Michigan

Tribal chairperson Aaron Payment was once a high school dropout. Now, the White House has turned to his tribe as an example for how to foster education within Indigenous communities. 

‘It’s Not Something You Decline’ Michigan’s Top Doc on Taking the Job

For years, Natasha Bagdasarian worked around the world, rolling with what life threw at her. Now, she’s back in Michigan as the state’s top doctor. 

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How Rep. Haley Stevens is Fostering Entrepreneurship in Michigan Women

The daughter of a woman entrepreneur, Rep. Haley Stevens has a passion for helping women-owned businesses.

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A Journey to Equality: The Real State of Michigan Pride in 2021

The Republican-controlled legislature is promoting bigotry against transgender youth while symbolically recognizing Pride for the first time. That worries state Rep. Laurie Pohutsky.

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This State Senator Gave Birth While in Office, During COVID. Here’s What She Learned.

State Sen. Mallory McMorrow had a child at the start of 2021. The challenges she's faced have only deepened her commitment to issues facing women in the age of COVID.