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Michigan eases visitation restrictions for long-term care, juvenile detention centers

After implementing restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, Michigan is expanding visitation policies in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, juvenile detention facilities...

Column: How are kids doing in Michigan? Let’s look at the...

For some of us, tracking the COVID-19 pandemic has become a part of daily life. In a small way, peering over the trackers, maps,...

Whitmer creates bipartisan nursing home task force

Amid concern over the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday created Michigan Nursing Homes COVID-19 Preparedness Task Force within the...

Whitmer suspends evictions until July 15, creates rent assistance program

Temporary suspensions on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic will remain in place until July 15, according to a Friday executive order from Gov. Gretchen...

State to clear unemployment backlog by July 4

By the Fourth of July, Michiganders who have not yet heard back about their unemployment benefits should receive a determination either way. Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance...

AG takes on Trump admin. for not opening Obamacare enrollment during...

The President Trump administration, which backs a lawsuit to kill the Affordable Care Act (ACA), refused to open up enrollment during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Michigan ranks 32nd for overall child well-being

Despite small improvements to children’s health, economic well-being, education, and family and community relationships, Michigan still only ranks 32nd in the nation for overall...

UIA clears more than 200K flagged unemployment claims 

Since COVID-19 was first reported in Michigan, approximately 2.1 million people have applied for state and federal benefits, totaling $11.4 billion in benefits. Over 93%...

Column: Workers need protection during the pandemic — on and off...

This has been a difficult last couple of months in Michigan as businesses have had to close and residents and families have had to...

Legislature OKs $880M spending bill, rejects Dem asks for mental health,...

After a long Wednesday session that continued into the evening, the Michigan Legislature passed an $880 million supplemental spending plan now headed for Gov....

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