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The Michigan Advance is a nonprofit newsroom covering Michigan politics and policy.

Michigan Advance wins 2021 Public Service Award, 18 total Michigan Press Association honors

By: - March 17, 2022

The Michigan Advance has won 18 Michigan Press Association (MPA) awards in its 2021 “News Media Publication of the Year”contest, including placing first in the Public Service Award for “How Michiganders are coping with the COVID crisis.” Ken Coleman, Susan J. Demas, Allison R. Donahue and Anna Gustafson contributed to the Advance‘s winning Public Service […]

Here’s the full text of Biden’s State of the Union address

By: - March 2, 2022

Following is the text of the State of the Union address as prepared for delivery by President Joe Biden on Tuesday night at the U.S. Capitol, as released by the White House: Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President, our First Lady and Second Gentleman. Members of Congress and the Cabinet. Justices of the Supreme Court. My […]

Remarks by President Joe Biden on the Jan. 6 anniversary of the Capitol attack

By: - January 7, 2022

Here are the full remarks made by President Joe Biden in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on the Jan. 6 anniversary of the Capitol attack: Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: To state the obvious, one year ago today, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked — simply attacked.  The will of the people […]

Manufacturer revises pharmacy reimbursements for free HIV drugs

By: - July 15, 2021

A California pharmaceutical company that produces HIV prevention and treatment drugs says it is changing its reimbursement structure for pharmacies that dispense its medicine for free to uninsured people.  The Michigan Advance removed a July 12 story from publication because it incorrectly reported that Gilead Sciences of California, maker of the drugs Truvada and Descovy, […]

Michigan Advance wins 2020 Newspaper of the Year, best Michigan coronavirus coverage award

By: - March 26, 2021

The Michigan Advance has been named 2020 Newspaper of the Year in its circulation category by the Michigan Press Association (MPA). The nonprofit politics and policy outlet, which began publishing in December 2018, took second place for Newspaper of the Year in 2019. The Advance also won the statewide award for “Best coverage of the […]

The best Advance stories you might have missed in 2020

By: - December 31, 2020

Quotable of the Year: “I have grave concerns about our legislators, and the press, everybody else who works at the Capitol. … I know that schools aren’t doing the same types of activities that they used to, but if things don’t change, I mean, my kids went and visited the state Capitol and I signed […]

The year that COVID-19 shook Michigan and the world

By: - December 30, 2020

Quotable of the Year: “I’m working on a pretty good case of [post-traumatic stress disorder]. We had to open a second COVID unit [last] week, and it was a mixture of an adrenaline rush, being super on edge, and just wanting to go home and cover my head with the covers and cry because we […]

Line 5, PFAS, the Great Lakes and more: Our best environmental reporting

By: - December 29, 2020

Quotable of the Year: “Today is a big day for our Great Lakes.” — Sean McBrearty, Michigan legislative and policy director of Clean Water Action, when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced in November she was shutting down Line 5 It’s been a big year of news. To end 2020, the Advance is running a series of our best stories from some of […]

From the primary to post-election conspiracy theories and everything in between: The Advance’s best stories

By: - December 28, 2020

Quotable of the Year: “Sometimes I really step back and look at how big that primary stage was and so many talented people were on it, and yet throughout the process we picked the leader [Joe Biden] we need in this moment. That’s why I do trust the American system. It’s not perfect but it’s […]

Live election updates

By: - November 6, 2020

Good morning! As national media outlets inch closer to calling the presidential race, the Michigan Advance is here to update you on what’s going on with election results and legal fights in the Mitten State before the weekend.

Live election updates, Day 3

By: - November 5, 2020

Good morning! The Michigan Advance is here to bring you news about outstanding election results, legal action and more.

And we’re back. Here’s Day 2 of our live election updates.

By: - November 4, 2020

Good morning and welcome to Day 2 our our Election Week coverage! The Michigan Advance will be providing live updates throughout the day on turnout, election results and more.