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Lawsuit Could Send Wisconsin’s PFAS Protections ‘Back Into the Dark Ages’

Environmental advocates warn of health hazards that could result from a business lobby’s bid to hamstring the DNR.

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‘Child Marriage Doesn’t Discriminate’: Here’s What You Need to Know About North Carolina’s New Law

As the long-awaited law goes into effect, North Carolina has the fifth most child marriages in the nation.  

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‘It’s Scary’: Health Departments Can’t Keep Up With COVID Contact Tracing Anymore

The pandemic is quickly becoming out of control again as the reality of too many new cases meets the reality of too few health workers.

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‘We Owe It to Them’: She’s Fully Vaccinated, But Masks to Protect Kids

Allison Alexander sees a lot of kids at work, and despite being vaccinated against COVID, she masks to keep them safe. And she thinks other Michiganders should too.

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Poverty Rate Climbed in 2020, but Pandemic Assistance Blunted Losses

The Census Bureau estimates that COVID-19 relief payments may have boosted almost 12 million Americans out of poverty.

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How Local Vaccine Rates Shape Michigan’s Economic Future

Until the people are well, the economy won’t be either. Here’s the advice of one expert from Alma College. 

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‘A Voice for the Bees’: One Michigander’s Quest to Bring Bees Back

Bees in Michigan have had a rough go with pesticides, loss of habitat and more. Here's how Michiganders are trying to correct the trend.

Virginia Is Massively Expanding Broadband Access

The Biden administration's pandemic stimulus funding and direction from the Democratic General Assembly has increased funding for high-speed internet exponentially.