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Bright Ideas Entries from 2020

One hundred days, 19 teams and one audacious vision

The Muskegon community is in the midst of a cultural renaissance Exactly one year ago, residents across the county came together to understand — and address — the root causes [...]

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Past due: Confronting the affordable water crisis

The conclusion of our three-part series looks at the utility cliff looming ahead for many Michiganders and addresses the rising cost of water bills and how to keep residents from [...]

Past due: Water affordability, public health and COVID-19

This is part two in a three-part series that takes a look at the utility cliff looming ahead for many Michiganders and the state and federal assistance available to keep [...]

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Past due: Energy shutoffs, affordability and COVID-19

This is the first in a three-part series taking a look at the utility cliff looming ahead for many Michiganders and the state and federal assistance available to keep them [...]

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Families struggle to keep up as schools remain closed

Unprecedented. First in our lifetime. Never seen before. The superlatives used to describe the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are employed so often they almost sound cliché. There is no escaping it, [...]

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CARES Cash in Michigan: A County by County Look

Like many of you, we have been following the twists and turns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and working to be as helpful as possible. Here at Public Sector Consultants, [...]