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So you’re vaccinated against COVID. Now what?

Updated, 7:10 a.m., 3/30/21 As you surely know, this country’s COVID-19 vaccination effort has been plagued by major birth pangs: registration snafus, poor communication, faulty...

Gilchrist wants GOP lawmakers to show ‘leadership’ on fighting COVID-19, getting...

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist said last week it is “absolutely ridiculous” that GOP lawmakers have fought a nationally recognized tool designed to reduce the...

Bills you may have missed, from allowing dogs in outdoor dining...

Members of the Michigan House and Senate introduced nearly 200 bills in the final two weeks before the Legislature’s two-week spring break. The proposals range...

The spring surge: Michigan’s COVID case rates, hospitalizations soar

Updated, 3:05 p.m., 3/26/21 with comments from DHHS While the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel may be getting closer as more vaccines...

Whitmer vetoes second GOP ‘poison pill’ meant to curb pandemic powers

After 13 days, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has, as expected, vetoed the second GOP-passed bill that would have stripped her administration of epidemic powers by...

Here’s why low-income Michiganders were ‘completely unprepared’ to weather the COVID-19...

A proliferation of low-wage and hourly jobs with few or no benefits, depleted savings and rising household costs in Michigan paved the way for...

Despite GOP criticism, DHHS director Hertel’s appointment stands

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s appointment of Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel made it past the opposition of many Senate Republicans Tuesday. On...

Whitmer: COVID-19 cases surging due to sports, young people

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that student athletes will be required to be tested before practices and competitions due to the latest surge in...

‘It’s going to be a lifesaver’: Here’s how the new child...

When U.S. President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law last week, setting up millions of families across the country...

Ken Coleman: Taking the COVID-19 vaccine was an easy decision for...

When my wife, Kim Trent, and I learned last week that our physician had the COVID-19 vaccine available, we jumped at the opportunity to...

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