Signs at Detroit’s Frederick Douglass Academy encouraged social distancing.
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How Michigan’s Tuesday Primary Election Crushed Turnout Records

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson called the August primary "momentous." Here's why she said it served as a preview for the Presidential election in November.

Jamon Jordan poses with a photo of his mother, Jacquelynne Jordan, in Detroit, Friday, April 24, 2020. Jamon Jordan could not mourn his mother in the traditional way. At Jacquelynne Jordan's memorial in early April, there were just seven people. No hugs. No traditional dinner where family members could gather to honor the 66-year-old matriarch's memory after she died from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Major Michigan Cities Struggle With Coronavirus Budget Crises, Left to Fend for Themselves

In the midst of recovering from the largest city bankruptcy in American history, Detroit now contends with a virus killing one of every ten infected.

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Powerful Michigan Republicans Get Millions in PPP While Small Businesses Struggle

A company owned by Senate candidate John James got over $1 million in Paycheck Protection Act loans while the vast majority of Black-owned small businesses got nothing.

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Trump Says the Economy Is Roaring Back. Michigan’s Rising Unemployment Says Otherwise.

Nearly one out of ever four Michiganders is now dealing with losing their job, but President Trump wants to slash federal support.

The national average in federal assistance per patient was $160,286. Michigan’s allotment was just $31,045 per patient.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
How the Trump Administration Shortchanged Michigan Hospitals by $130K Per Patient

While federal funds gave most other states $160,000 per patient, Michiganders got just $31,000.

In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel attends an event in Clawson, Mich. A Michigan judge has struck down a new requirement that makes it harder to initiate ballot drives by limiting the number of signatures that can be counted from a single congressional district. Nessel previously said the 15% limit and other portions of the law are unconstitutional. State election officials are complying with her opinion, but appellate courts will have the final say. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
DeVos’ Rules ‘Water Down’ Campus Sexual Misconduct Protections. Michigan Is Suing Her For It.

The Trump Administration's habit of rolling back Obama-era policies has made it harder for survivors of college sexual misconduct to seek justice.

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How Michigander Aimee Stephens Helped Make History for LGBTQ Rights

Aimee Stephens died a month too soon to see the Supreme Court's surprising landmark ruling in her case, which won protections for LGBTQ people in the workplace.