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Longtime labor activist Liz Jackson dies at 102

Described as a fighter with no quit in her, Elizabeth Jackson was a force in Detroit’s labor, political and civil rights communities for many...

GM to produce masks, ventilators during COVID-19 outbreak

General Motors — which, like all Big Three automakers, has shut down its plants to stop the spread of COVID-19 — announced Friday a...

Gov. signs order pushing back state income tax deadline

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed Executive Order 2020-26, which pushes back state and city income tax filings originally due in April to July. The...

Updated: Trump signs behemoth $2T COVID-19 response bill

Updated, 3:39 p.m., 3/27/20 with additional comments WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic...

130K Michiganders filed for unemployment last week

New figures from the U.S. Department of Labor show more than 129,000 Michigan residents reported being out of work last week, an indicator of...

State medical chief: ‘We are still in the upslope,’ COVID-19 cases...

State medical officials have announced a plan for medical centers outside of Southeast Michigan, which has been the area hardest hit by the COVID-19...

Michigan has almost 3K COVID-19 cases, 60 deaths

Sixty people have now died of COVID-19 in Michigan. There were 43 deaths on Wednesday. A statewide coronavirus hotline is open 7 days a week...

Obama stimulus watchdog: ‘Bad guys’ will make play for COVID-19 relief...

WASHINGTON — Earl Devaney is feeling déjà vu. Devaney, a former longtime federal watchdog, was hired in 2009 to police the distribution of $840 billion in...

U.S. Senate COVID-19 aid package passes with Peters’ unemployment extension

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and...

Michigan Dems want water shutoff ban in $2T coronavirus bill

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers announced the framework for a bipartisan deal on a $2 trillion spending package early Wednesday morning, but specifics of a final...

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