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Michigan leaders alarmed about racism toward Asian Americans amid COVID-19 crisis

A group of state elected officials and community leaders on Thursday pushed back against what they see as growing anti-Asian-American sentiment amid the coronavirus...

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...

Breaking: Entire Michigan congressional delegation sends letter asking Pence to grant...

Michigan’s 16-member congressional delegation has written a joint letter to Vice President Mike Pence, urging him to immediately approve the state’s pending requests for...

Column: I have to avoid all viruses, not just COVID-19. Social...

When news of the COVID-19 contagion broke, I saw two distinct responses: zombie apocalypse-level panic and dismissal of the virus as a mild cold...

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...

Colleges open campuses to hospitals amid COVID-19 pandemic

Colleges and universities are offering spaces like arenas, dorms and parking lots to overloaded Michigan hospitals as more people continue to contract COVID-19, a...

Michigan sees COVID-19 deaths almost double in a day

Forty-three people have now died of COVID-19 in Michigan — up from 24 reported on Tuesday.  A statewide coronavirus hotline is open 7 days a...

Graduated income tax campaign suspended 

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fair Tax Michigan campaign suspended signature collection efforts for its ballot initiative for a graduated income tax in November. “While...

Slotkin bill would force Trump to use Defense Production Act for...

A bipartisan bill led by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) would force President Donald Trump to take advantage of a wartime-era law that would...

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