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Michigan Whitmer: 'Snyder Needs to Declare Public Health Emergency in Opioid Crisis'

Former Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, who is a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, is calling on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to declare a public health emergency related to the ongoing opioid crisis in Michigan. She's also demanding he free up state dollars to address a potential HIV outbreak among people who use drugs in 11 mostly rural northern Michigan counties. READ MORE.

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Creep of the Week: Roy Moore

As of this writing, five women have accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault against them when they were as young as 14 years old. Newsflash: A 14 year old is a child. An 8th grader. READ MORE.

Who Gets Remembered

The 20th of November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year will be the 18th observance. It was my work with the Remembering Our Dead project that helped create the event way back when. READ MORE.

Faith Matters: We Matter

When the movie "The Color Purple" came out in 1985, I had a disturbing conversation with my mother. She had neither read Alice Walker's book nor known about Stephen Spielberg's ability to bring stark realism to the screen. READ MORE.

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Voice of Volunteer Lawrence Pennymon

For those who are wondering what it's like to volunteer, Lawrence Pennymon says, "It's beautiful work."

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