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Pandemic highlights gaps in internet access in Michigan and nationwide

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are urging congressional leaders to prioritize emergency funding for high-speed internet access in upcoming coronavirus relief legislation. U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield...

Susan J. Demas: How bad is the budget? Experts say Michigan...

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to skyrocketing unemployment and bred an almost-certain recession, nationwide and in Michigan. Recessions lead to budget shortfalls, which means...

MSU doc races to create a faster COVID-19 test

As Michigan has risen to being third in the nation for most COVID-19 cases, a Michigan State University doctor is developing a test for...

As COVID-19’s grip tightened, Michiganders at home and abroad fought for...

Since the first person in China became sick with the disease we now know as COVID-19, life has changed for people around the world...

Whitmer closes schools for 2019-20, districts to decide learning plans

In another action to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that all school buildings will remain closed for the rest...

Michigan approaching 10K COVID-19 cases, has 300+ deaths

Michigan is up to almost 10,000 reported cases of COVID-19, as the state posted 1,719 new cases Wednesday. There were 1,117 new cases Tuesday...

Samuel R. Bagenstos: From jobs to health care, COVID-19 reveals the...

Beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, much of the industrialized world has committed itself an individualistic, everyone-for-themselves worldview.   In the United States, the avatar for...

UW model: 3K could die in Michigan even with strict social...

A new statistical model projects just over 3,000 COVID-19 related deaths will occur in Michigan if the state’s ongoing stay at home order is...

Susan J. Demas: From ‘fix the damn roads’ to give us...

As COVID-19 rips through Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spends her days tracking down ventilators and N95 masks for jammed, desperate hospitals, working to secure...

25-year-old WMU student among 21 new Michigan COVID-19 deaths

In Michigan, there are now 5,486 positive cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, as of 3 p.m. Sunday, although state...

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