Michigan faces affordable housing shortage

By GLORIA NZEKA Capital News Service LANSING — Michigan has a shortage of rental homes that are affordable and available to extremely low-income households, according to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. Its study found that 71 percent of extremely low-income … Continue reading →

State ramps up opiod response

By COLTON WOOD Capital News Service LANSING — Last October, President Donald Trump called the nation’s opioid crisis a public emergency. Now, six months after his announcement, Michigan has taken more steps to strengthen the state’s battle against opioids. “The … Continue reading →

More students of color disciplined in Michigan

By GLORIA NZEKA Capital News Service LANSING — An analysis of the U.S. Department of Education’s national civil rights data shows widespread disparities in the way public schools discipline students of color and those with disabilities. The Government Accountability Office … Continue reading →

Campaign against plastic straws picks up speed

By AGNES BAO Capital News Service LANSING – People like plastic straws, but they’re not good for the environment, experts say. Using plastic straws “cause problems in a variety of aspects,” said Mick DeGraeve, the director and senior environmental scientist … Continue reading →