Detroit business owner Joyell Lewis on Thursday applauded the launch of the new $10 million Michigan Economic Opportunity Fund (MEOF), a microbusiness loan program for women and entrepreneurs of color in Michigan, led by Michigan Women Forward (MWF).
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USDA Proposes New Rules on Who Can Use ‘Product of USA’ Labels
A proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture would change the rules on what foods can be labeled “Product of USA.”
Opinion | Current Postpartum Coverage Leaves Out Some of Michigan’s Most Vulnerable Pregnant People
In our training as medical students, we have had the privilege to participate in the care of new parents during postpartum visits.
Senate Panel Hears Wrenching Testimony from Survivors, County Prosecutors on Gun Control Bills
An 11-bill package aimed at preventing gun violence in the wake of last month’s Michigan State University mass shooting received its first Senate committee hearing, with votes slated for next week before measures move to the full chamber.
Amid Burnout and Exhaustion, Nurses at Two Mid-Michigan Hospitals OK New Contracts
Nurses at McLaren Central Hospital in Mt. Pleasant and MyMichigan Alma have approved new three-year contracts for workers who described facing burnout and exhaustion throughout the pandemic, the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) announced Thursday.
Opinion | More Education Funding is a Good Start to Boost Michigan’s Economic Competitiveness
Thirty years ago, then-Gov. John Engler used to say that the best-educated state wins. Michigan has not been winning.
MSU Students Oppose Returning to Classes, Push for Gun Control at the Capitol
A sea of green and white covered the Capitol lawn Monday afternoon as students shared stories, music and poetry, demanding change from politicians and protesting Michigan State University’s return to classes a week after a mass shooting that killed three students and wounded five more.
Opinion | Michigan’s Cash Assistance Program is Failing to Reach Families in Need
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, the year Republican Gov. Rick Snyder took office, an average of 79,660 Michigan families per month received cash assistance through the Family Independence Program (FIP). Eleven years later, in 2022, only 11,947 families received it.
‘We All Ran for Our Lives’: MSU Students Describe Mass Shooting as a Never-Ending Nightmare
Michigan State University students are angry.
Rick Haglund: Why Repealing Right to Work is Unlikely to Hurt Michigan’s Economy | Opinion
On a bitter December day in 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed legislation — disguised as a measure to give workers more “freedom”— that in reality was designed to strip the financial and political power of labor unions.