A small group gathered outside the state Capitol on a rainy Wednesday afternoon for the Michigan Poor People’s Campaign “Moral Witness Wednesday” rally to demand that the state’s elected officials support basic human needs from minimum wage increases to reproductive freedom to prison reform.
The infant formula shortage began in mid-February after Abbott Laboratories issued a recall and closed its Sturgis, Michigan plant after several infants became sick and at least two died.
Survivors of a U.S. policy that forced Indigenous children to attend boarding schools where they were abused, or went missing, detailed to members of a U.S. House Natural Resources panel during a Thursday hearing the need for Congress to establish a truth commission dedicated to unveiling the traumas Indigenous children experienced at the schools.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration is working to “cut red tape,” increase imports of formula and broaden what types of formula are available to participants in the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.
The atrocities committed at boarding schools designed and run by the federal government to eradicate Indigenous people were outlined by the U.S. Interior Department for the first time in a report published Wednesday.
Hundreds gathered in Lansing Tuesday to protest SCOTUS draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Voters across the state could face a decision in the November midterm elections on as many as 15 ballot proposals on issues ranging from voting rights to abortion to the minimum wage.
A U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs panel last Tuesday grilled officials running private housing for service members about reports of deplorable living conditions from military families.
Ron Bieber writes, “Every year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injuries or illnesses on the job that are entirely preventable. Being safe at work is a fundamental right — and under OSHA, employers must provide workplaces free from hazards.”
Bipartisan bills passed by the Michigan Senate on Thursday creating a structure to distribute the state’s $800 million share of the $26 billion national opioid settlement over the next several years.
In the last nine months, hundreds of books across dozens of states are being banned at an alarming rate. A majority of the bans feature books written by authors who are people of color, LGBTQIA+, Black and Indigenous, and feature characters from marginalized groups.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that a total of 2,411,464 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 35,935 have died from the virus — an additional 10,474 cases and 78 deaths since last week.
Retiring U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) said Sunday that death threats against officials like him will make it increasingly difficult to recruit quality candidates for public office.
In many countries with an annual income tax, the system is almost the reverse of what happens in the U.S.
Mobile home parks provide affordable housing for millions of low-income residents — including seniors on fixed incomes — to own homes while renting the land underneath. But in an exploding housing market, that land is increasingly in demand for other projects, or park owners propose major rent hikes or changes in leases. Residents have few protections under a patchwork of state laws.
The U.S. House has approved a bill with $42 billion for restaurants and $13 billion for a hard-hit industries program that would help small businesses that weren’t eligible for restaurant aid.
The bipartisan $5 billion Building Michigan Together Plan is a major first step in addressing the state’s housing crisis. The funding, mostly from Michigan’s federal American Rescue Plan Act money, addresses a number of housing needs in underserved communities and both urban and rural areas.
A U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee panel last Thursday examined why thousands of books, predominantly written by marginalized authors, have been banned from public schools, and the impact of those actions on students and teachers.