Quality of Life

  • 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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  • Downtown Detroit partnership elevates public space experience with refresh of The Beach at Campus Martius Park

    DDP was chosen as one of five recipients across the U.S.

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  • What’s the Future of the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade?

    A look at the possible influence of Trump nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Crumbling Detroit school buildings will cost $500 million to repair. It’s money the district doesn’t have

    “We would have to dramatically cut personnel to even put a dent in this problem,”

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  • As caregivers struggle to make ends meet, 28,000 Detroit children go without care

    “You can get there—if you have the money.”

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  • The Stigma of Transit: “We Have to Make Buses Sexy”

    Our roads are too wide, our cars are too linked to status, says the mayor who revolutionized transit in his…

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  • It’s not just Detroit. Across Michigan, ‘active and aggressive’ competition imperils schools

    “Schools of choice decimated the schools,” Davis said.

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  • On again, off again … back on: DMC and Wayne State agree on temporary extension

    “For decades, Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine have worked together …”

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