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Breaking: Hertel takes helm at state health dept.

Updated, 3:26 p.m., 1/22/21 Elizabeth Hertel, who previously served as senior chief deputy director for administration for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services...

‘The pause has worked’: Whitmer says indoor dining can resume Feb....

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said at a Friday press conference that restaurants and bars across the state can reopen for indoor dining and concessions at...

Court case to end term limits fails in federal court

A lawsuit that challenged Michigan’s legislative term limits was dismissed by a federal court Wednesday. The bipartisan lawsuit, Kowall et al v Benson, signed by...

Biden orders tougher mask rules as part of overhauled COVID-19 strategy

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s first policy focus after being sworn in? Overhauling the disjointed federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed another...

On this day in 1969: William Milliken becomes Michigan governor

On Jan. 22, 1969, William Milliken became Michigan’s 44th governor.  “I’m ready for the job and eager to get on with it,” he said at...

Buttigieg puts greenhouse gas reduction at center of Biden transportation policy

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg offered an unapologetic defense of President Joe Biden’s vision for improved transportation and greenhouse gas reductions during a...

Rep. Johnson gets committee posts, so do Republicans who backed overturning...

After being kicked off her committee assignments in early December at the end of the legislative term, state Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) was...
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Whitmer wants $5M in COVID relief plan for Capitol gun ban

A $5.6 billion COVID-19 recovery plan unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer carves out $5 million to be put toward upgrading security at the...

Biden immigration overhaul would open door to citizenship for 11M people

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for...

Susan J. Demas: A Biden presidency offers a return to normalcy....

Two weeks after barbarians stormed the People's House with Confederate and Trump flags, Nazi slogans and guns, on the hunt for the vice president,...

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