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Whitmer: State not yet ready for phase 5 of reopening plan

The rest of Michigan will not be moving into phase five of its COVID-19 reopening plan this week as planned, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told...

Shirkey says he got professional haircuts, defying Michigan’s stay-home order

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) said he got “a couple” of professional haircuts while Michigan stay-home orders were still in place, something...

Michigan ranks 32nd for overall child well-being

Despite small improvements to children’s health, economic well-being, education, and family and community relationships, Michigan still only ranks 32nd in the nation for overall...

Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a...

Column: Workers need protection during the pandemic — on and off...

This has been a difficult last couple of months in Michigan as businesses have had to close and residents and families have had to...

Pence talks reopening, meets John James during Macomb Co. swing

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday visited Michigan to tour manufacturing plants in Macomb County, part of a swing through the newly reopened state. U.S....

Legislature OKs $880M spending bill, rejects Dem asks for mental health,...

After a long Wednesday session that continued into the evening, the Michigan Legislature passed an $880 million supplemental spending plan now headed for Gov....

State unemployment rate falls slightly to 21.2% in May

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 21.2% in May during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new data released Wednesday by the Michigan Department...

Susan J. Demas: How long will Michigan LGBTQs have to wait...

Amid the unfettered joy unleashed by this week's surprise U.S. Supreme Court decision barring LGBTQ discrimination in federal law — thanks in great part...

Pence to hit Macomb County

Vice President Mike Pence is slated to come to Macomb County during the same week that President Donald Trump will hold his first campaign...

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