Category Archives: Michigan

The issues Arab American voters care about are as diverse as the community itself

Stateside’s conversation with Ali Harb and Rima Meroueh Four years ago, around 26% of Arab Americans in the U.S. said that they were leaning toward voting for Donald Trump for president ahead of the election. Since then, President Trump has banned travel to and from numerous countries with majority Muslim populations, and the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More »

State health department imposing new rules in response to surge in COVID-19 cases

State health department officials are imposing new limits on indoor gatherings to curb surging rates of COVID-19.   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is dropping the number of people permitted at indoor gatherings from 500 to 50. This would apply to events like weddings.  MDHHS is also imposing new limits for bars and… Read More »

Within The Early Voting Boom, Youth Turnout Seems To Be Surging

When Sam Peterson enrolled at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, he found the college experience mind-boggling. So too, he says, was figuring out how to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. “Even though I had helped out with voter registration drives, I still felt confused about how to register. I didn’t know what voting… Read More »