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Wastewater could be key to detecting COVID-19

A community’s wastewater could be the key to detecting the presence of COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus. The University of Michigan said...

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...

3 Michigan coronavirus deaths reported, all in metro Detroit

Three people in Michigan have died due to COVID-19.  The first death reported was a man in his 50s at a Beaumont Hospital in Wayne...

Upton may face toughest race in decades, hasn’t ‘thought about’ endorsing...

WASHINGTON — Democrats have their sights on the seat of longtime U.S. Republican Rep. Fred Upton as a prime pickup opportunity this fall.  The 66-year-old...

New: Line 5 tunnel contractors hired by Enbridge have troubling track...

Updated, 7:00 p.m., 3/12/20, with comment from Enbridge New information uncovered by the Michigan Advance about the companies hired by Enbridge to build the Line...

Sanders stays in, challenges Biden on how he plans to win...

An issues-focused U.S. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will fight on in the Democratic presidential primaries, despite big losses Tuesday night. In his first public appearance since...

House OKs spending package, restores Pure Michigan funding

State representatives approved a package Tuesday afternoon that will restore partial funding for a number of programs that were cut during last year’s budget...

Jill Biden, Whitmer talk education, environment with students in Lansing

Former second lady Jill Biden made a Michigan presidential primary day stop in Lansing on behalf of her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden,...

Lawmakers open groundwater fight against bottled water companies

Washington state, land of sprawling rainforests and glacier-fed rivers, might soon become the first in the nation to ban water bottling companies from tapping...

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