Quality of Life

  • Living with the Divide

    There wasn’t always such a clear dividing line between the two neighborhoods on either side of Alter Road.    …

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  • Schuette on roads, schools, tax cuts, and LGBTQ issues

    Republican candidate for governor Bill Schuette says the state budget needs to be looked at from top to bottom to…

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  • Five ways to reduce harm of students frequently changing schools

    Solving the damaging problem of Detroit students moving frequently between schools would require sweeping policy changes to both stabilize housing…

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  • PFAS: What is this stuff?

    What are these chemicals? Where did they come from? Why are we using them?

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  • Too Much To Bear

    Despite his wonderful qualities, Ethan Bean’s sadness and isolation led to suicide.

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  • Wobbly but upright, Obamacare still standing in Michigan

    As year six approaches, the health of the Affordable Care Act in Michigan is  stabilizing, with premiums expected to flatten…

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  • Six of the 10 areas with the lowest life expectancies in the state are in Detroit

    Six of the 10 census tracts with the lowest life expectancies in Michigan are in the city of Detroit.

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  • Michigan Legislature passes minimum wage, paid sick leave bills to avert ballot

    State lawmakers on Wednesday adopted two proposals ‒ to raise Michigan’s minimum wage and require employers to offer paid sick…

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  • Child care for this baby costs more than the University of Michigan

    Kathleen O’Reilly Farhat looks forward to the day she can pay for college for her two young sons. That will…

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  • Male couples experience as much domestic violence as heterosexual couples

    Intimate partner violence occurs just as often in relationships between two men as it does between men and women.

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