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Editorial: Help more Detroiters stay in their homes
Editorial: Protect vulnerable in budget battle
"If funding isn’t restored soon, these programs and schools will start feeling the pinch of the cuts."
by The Detroit News | 6 days ago
Editorial: Funnel funds toward teacher training
Partnership schools all showed “modest” improvement in test scores and teacher retention, but they all struggled with human capital.
Editorial: Keep speech free on college campuses
"Ambiguous policies have the potential to violate student’s constitutional rights."
Editorial: Rashida Tlaib should wake up
"Racism can rise from a lot of different places, including from those who build their careers railing against it."
Editorial: Whitmer aims at GOP, affects autistic kids
"Using families who are already dealing with enormous challenges as pawns in this political standoff with the Legislature is cruel."
Editorial: Budget ‘mess’ is of Whitmer’s making
"Rather than negotiate, the governor retreated to her office to hurl insults at GOP lawmakers."
Editorial: Untruthful cops a drag on Detroit force
The Police Department must prioritize public interest by reforming a system in which these policemen are protected.
Editorial: Pelosi jumped gun on impeachment probe
Until the public has all the facts, and fully understands what happened and why, it is too early to pronounce judgement.
Editorial: Don’t slam the door on home-sharing
Proposed regulations have the potential to throttle a blossoming industry.
Editorial: GOP must focus on Michigan first
The Michigan Republican Party has a long, uphill fight ahead.
Editorial: Hold off on Detroit blight-fighting bonds
A new proposal to issue bonds to demolish all of the derelict structures in Detroit is premature.
Editorial: Rep. Inman should step down
Fresh from rehab, facing federal felony charges and a recall campaign, Larry Inman returned to the Michigan House this month.
Editorial: A strike that shouldn’t have happened
"UAW members are paying the price for the corruption of their leaders"
Editorial: Don’t compromise fairness for a speedy vote count
Local clerks who manage elections are rightly worried that they will be overwhelmed by absentee ballots in the 2020 elections.
Wojo: Yes, Lions got shafted, now do something about it Bob Wojnowski
Finley: 2020 looks like another hold your nose vote Nolan Finley
Editorial: UAW, don’t walk out
Both the automakers and the union are going through a period of instability, as well as tremendous uncertainty about the future.
Editorial: Keep what’s working in Oakland County
We met this week with interim Executive David Coulter, and our first sit-down with the former Ferndale mayor didn’t give us any cause for alarm.
Editorial: Why target vaping, and not sweet booze and pot candy?
The governor is right: kids should not be vaping. But the Michigan legislature exists for a reason. She should have taken a ban proposal to lawmakers.
Editorial: Don’t punish builders for city worker shortage
"As of June, the city has collected $6.8 million in fines from developers unable to meet the 51% benchmark."
Editorial: Michigan cities must tackle pension debt
"Michigan’s 100 largest municipalities have over $5.5 billion combined in unfunded pension liabilities."
Editorial: UAW’s Jones should stand aside
Labor Day weekend arrives with the United Auto Workers facing one of the darkest periods in its history.
Editorial: Let’s get this budget done
The governor's mantra is “fixing the damn roads.” That’s a fine goal, but more importantly, Michigan needs a damn budget.
Editorial: Hotel California will be nightmare for Ford
The irony is that Trump is giving the automakers exactly what they asked for when they sat down with him at Willow Run Airport in the winter of 2017
Editorial: Benson should speed up branch wait times
Benson promised 30-minute wait times. After 8 months in office, wait times are consistently worse than before. What gives?
Editorial: Stabilizing trade policy could ease recession fears
Congress and the president should do what they can to shoo away doubts by quickly negotiating an end to the trade war and approving USMCA.
Editorial: Protect election integrity in license debate
Undocumented immigrants should not be given a free pass to the voting booth.
Editorial: End the scheming in Oakland County
The Shakespearean scheming underway in Oakland County to replace recently deceased County Executive L. Brooks Patterson must end.
Editorial: Don’t ignore violence in Detroit
"Violence is a community issue. And it's one that is still a very real challenge facing Detroit, and many other urban areas around the country."
Editorial: Red Flag laws have their own red flags
Seventeen states have already adopted versions of Red Flag laws. Little research has been done to gauge their effectiveness.
Editorial: Lead crisis is much bigger than Flint
"The politics at play in Flint make that city's water crisis more attractive to candidates. But they can't lose sight of the facts, either."
Editorial: New directive may not put Michigan jobs first
What’s most important is ensuring Michigan’s taxpayers are getting as good a deal as possible
Editorial: Whitmer’s plan best bet for Benton Harbor
The governor has offered the district an option it should take. It could save the community more pain down the road.
Editorial: Clear petty marijuana crime records
A bill would automatically expunge the criminal record of some 235,000 citizens who have been convicted of possession or use of marijuana.
Editorial: Detroit, follow Flint’s school calendar
While a balanced, year-round calendar is not a silver bullet, it certainly can’t hurt for districts to try.
Editorial: Encourage innovative school leaders
"What the state is doing now isn’t working. Why not try something new?"
Editorial: Public meetings are no place for a riot
It makes for great theater, but it's terrible for policy making.
Editorial: Michigan Legislature should resolve age discrepancy in sexual consent laws
A recent court case decision could further inflate the numbers in Michigan's already bloated sex offender registry--unless the Legislature fixes the Penal Code
Editorial: Facial recognition technology invites abuse
This software could potentially violate personal liberty and tread upon rights outlined in the Fourth Amendment