Stories tagged: "women"


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.

Photo courtesy the Office of Haley Stevens
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.

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.

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Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

Lori Goldman, talks with a voter while canvassing in Troy, Mich., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Goldman spends every day door knocking for Democrats in Oakland County, an affluent Detroit suburb. She feels responsible for the country’s future: Trump won Michigan in 2016 by 10,700 votes and that helped usher him into the White House. Goldman believes people like her -- suburban white women -- could deliver the country from another four years of chaos. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
‘Our House Is on Fire’: Suburban Women Lead Charge Against Trump

Michigan women across Oakland County are defying the president's assumed stereotype of their lives. Now, they're mobilizing to vote in their best interests.

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Joe Biden’s Plan for Military Families Inspired by Son Beau’s Service

Biden's plan includes providing an additional allowance for families living below the poverty line, creating a $5,000 tax credit for informal caregivers, and offering military spouses professional and economic opportunities.

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Biden Has Detailed Plans That Could Help Women in America. Trump Has Nothing.

How the two campaigns differ on health policy, plans for child care, and violence against women.