21 July 2015 • 4 comments
A shortage of primary care doctors is associated with worse health outcomes and higher death rates. What steps Michigan can take to close the doctor gap.
21 July 2015 • 6 comments
Since 1974, Michigan State University’s medical school has offered intensive training for rural primary care physicians
16 July 2015 • 10 comments
Michigan’s state park system adapts to budget squeezes and changing values about the outdoors. But major costs kicked down the road.
16 July 2015
In just about every corner of Michigan’s state park system, there is evidence of the heavy price of years of deferred maintenance. Roads and parking lots cry out for patching and resurfacing, buildings need repair or replacement, as do decks, boardwalks and […]
9 June 2015 • 21 comments
Women in full-time jobs earn on average three-fourths the pay as men in Michigan, a wider margin than most of the nation. While critics question the scale of the gap, policymakers debate ways to close it.
9 June 2015 • 6 comments
Hispanic women in Michigan earn barely half the income of non-Hispanic white males.
14 May 2015 • 3 commentsWest Michigan leads the way in Michigan jobs recovery, while the state as a whole still trails the nation.
14 May 2015 • 3 comments
Michigan rural counties struggle with jobs loss.
6 May 2015 • 71 comments
With the resounding defeat of Proposal 1 on Tuesday, it’s unclear how Michigan’s deteriorating roads will be fixed.
16 April 2015 • 6 comments
A social media post by a prison rape coordinator may serve to underscore allegations that the state is insensitive to young inmates’ rape claims.
14 April 2015 • 8 comments
The full deposition testimony of seven teenage inmates is notable for its graphic consistency, producing a damning portrait of institutional indifference within Michigan’s prisons.
14 April 2015
The inmate known as John Doe 3 says the abuse began from the moment he entered adult prison.
10 March 2015 • 6 comments
Borgess Run Camp in Kalamazoo has persuaded more than a thousand out-of-shape residents to hit the streets
10 March 2015
Grand Rapids is following the Borgess model to get its residents running. Follow these guidelines and your city can do the same.
19 February 2015 • 28 comments
After growing up in Pure Michigan, millennials say they must leave a land they love to fulfill their career ambitions. Second of two parts.
19 February 2015 • 17 comments
A rural school district in Cheboygan County and a more affluent one in Harbor Springs underscore the role money can play in student performance.
17 February 2015 • 6 comments
For many unseen residents of northern Michigan, life can be struggle for survival. This is true even for those with jobs, which tend to be seasonal with marginal pay
11 February 2015 • 2 comments
The leaders of the state’s Top 11 high schools in this year’s Academic State Champ rankings offer advice on their success strategies and how to help low-income students achieve.