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At-risk community vaccine effort reaches more than 40K

More than 43,000 Michiganders who reside in communities with high at-risk factors have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at various community...

Advocates want citizenship for immigrants who are essential workers

A small group of immigration reform advocates and supporters gathered on the Michigan Capitol steps Friday morning to urge Democrats to do more for...

Whitmer announces steps to fight payroll fraud 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced rule changes for state contract bids. The protections, in connection to her 2019 executive directive, are designed to...

Vilsack keys in on food insecurity and nutrition in USDA budget...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday laid out USDA’s goals to expand food insecurity and nutrition programs in the president’s budget...

White House aims sales pitch for infrastructure plan at the states

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s 7,540 miles of highway roads in poor condition. Florida’s $100 billion in damages over the last decade from extreme weather events. The...

MIOSHA extends emergency worker rules

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) this week extended its emergency rules, originally issued Oct. 14, 2020, aimed at protecting Michigan workers,...

Column: Right to Work has failed to live up to conservative...

Nearly a decade ago — Dec. 11, 2012, to be exact — then-Gov. Rick Snyder landed a savage right hook to Michigan’s vaunted labor...

Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native...

President Joe Biden’s first budget request laid out on Friday reflects the administration’s commitments to advancing conservation and combating climate change, proposing new money...

Judge freezes Detroit marijuana business application process  

A federal judge on Wednesday halted the city of Detroit from processing recreational marijuana business applications. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman issued a temporary restraining...

Feds send Michigan $150M to fight homelessness

For Michiganders facing homelessness in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, help is on the way, federal and state officials said Thursday. Michigan is set...

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