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Khaldun: Michigan’s COVID-19 fight likely will last until 2021

Beating COVID-19 will be a long-term effort that will likely stretch into next year until a vaccine or antiviral treatment is developed, Michigan Department...

Workers who died on the job honored as COVID-19 ravages workplaces

Thousands of workers who have died, suffered from job-related traumatic injuries or fallen ill while on the job were honored Tuesday on Workers Memorial...

David Hecker: COVID-19 shows we need to recommit to economic and...

During the meetings I’ve been in as the state has dealt with the fallout of COVID-19, consistent, common themes arise, including: the devastating effects...

Whitmer debuts reopening plan with health, labor, business officials

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Monday news conference gave an update on her plans to reopen Michigan’s economy, noting the process will be a...

Detroit nursing homes have 100+ COVID-19 deaths, state taking new actions

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Tuesday there have been 124 COVID-19 deaths recorded among residents and staff in city nursing homes — and added...

Grocery store workers brave the front lines during COVID-19 crisis

Shaina McKinnon, 22, leaves her house in Lansing every day to stock the produce department at Meijer. A few months ago, she would have...

New: Detroit nursing home shaken by 3 COVID-19 deaths

Updated, 1:05 p.m. 4/13/20 with a clarification from Villa Healthcare. One staff member and two residents have died of COVID-19 at Ambassador Nursing and Rehabilitation...

Fear and exhaustion in Detroit, state’s COVID-19 ‘epicenter’ 

WASHINGTON — Tinae Moore, an emergency department technician at Detroit Medical Center, couldn’t finish her shift last Tuesday.  She was experiencing shortness of breath and...

Nursing homes see spike in COVID-19 cases, Whitmer asked to take...

Updated, 1:06 p.m. 4/13/20 The spread of COVID-19 often hits older people the hardest. Reports coming from nursing homes around the state are showing that...

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...

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