Michiganders need more coronavirus aid from D.C., advocates say 

BY: - June 12, 2020

As COVID-19 crisis enters its fourth month, many Michiganders are still hurting financially. The state’s unemployment rate was 22.7% in April. Many advocates and Democrats are urging the GOP-led U.S. Senate to pass legislation that will help some of Michigan’s most underserved residents. The U.S. House passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions […]


Column: COVID-19 stimulus shows needs of Michiganders, nation can transcend party politics

BY: - March 29, 2020

A lot has changed in the last two weeks. I recently wrote about the COVID-19 crisis that had just landed in Michigan, and now we have the fourth-highest number of cases in the nation.  More than 100 Michiganders and counting have sadly lost their lives. Workers have been laid off. Many businesses have temporarily closed. […]

Detroit warming center official: ‘We are not panicking’

BY: and - March 17, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the nation, one of America’s largest warming centers said that its services haven’t been compromised at this point.  Chad Audi, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) president and CEO, on Monday remained optimistic.  “We are not panicking,” Audi told the Advance. “So that is good.” A statewide coronavirus hotline […]

COVID-19 scrambles census plan, leaders stress online option

BY: - March 16, 2020

Michigan kicked off the largest census campaign in state history with bipartisan leaders in February, allocating a record $16 million for outreach and preparation and setting a goal for 82% participation this year. But now the COVID-19 outbreak and a number of statewide closures ordered by the governor might put a wrench in that plan. […]