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Column: Congress must help abused children during the COVID-19 crisis

As Congress debates a $1 trillion package for additional pandemic relief, the COVID-19 virus is unleashing a separate pandemic — one in which many...

1.6M voted absentee this election, but not everyone received their ballot

A record number of people voted absentee for Tuesday’s statewide primary election, but voting rights advocates say there is still more work to be...

Michigan reports 657 new COVID-19 cases, 99 outbreaks last week

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 84,707 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,221 have died from...

Whitmer signs directive declaring racism a public health crisis in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday announced an executive directive declaring racism a public health crisis in Michigan and ordered the creation of a Black...

Rep. Andy Levin: Here’s the missing link to school reopenings 

I just hosted a Zoom call with suburban Detroit educators. It was heart-wrenching.  They spoke of teachers asking about life insurance and legal services to...

State reports more than 84K COVID-19 cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that 84,050 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,219 have died from...

Michigan joins 6-state compact for rapid COVID-19 tests

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday that she has entered into a major bipartisan agreement with the governors of Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Virginia...

Column: Estamos aquí también — We are here, too

Everyone in our communities is essential, and our well-being is profoundly interconnected. That’s the reality the COVID-19 public health crisis has made plain.  In this...

State COVID-19 report: 604 new cases, 6 deaths 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that 83,386 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,212 have died from...

Michigan GOP senator tests positive for COVID-19

State Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Potterville) announced Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Barrett said that he tested positive during a health screening on...

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