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Metro Detroit cities ramp up COVID-19 vaccination efforts

As state officials report that whites are about twice as likely as Blacks to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Michigan, two cities with majority...

‘It was literally Christmas’: Health officials say COVID vaccination effort has...

When COVID-19 vaccines began arriving in Michigan two months ago, it was a lot like Christmas, Detroit Chief Operating Officer Hakim Berry said. There...

Racial inequities resurface in coronavirus vaccinations

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun has been knee-deep in coronavirus data for nearly a year. As the state’s chief medical officer and the chief deputy director...

Duggan meets with Biden, backs push for state and local aid...

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan mayors from Detroit and Miami who met at the White House on Friday with President Joe Biden emerged saying they back...

Officials push to erase racial disparities in COVID vaccination rates

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) had a message for constituents hesitant to get the coronavirus vaccine.  “I was scared to death to get this shot,”...

New: Criminal charges against ‘Operation Haircut’ protesters dismissed

Updated with AG comments, 10:31 a.m., 2/9/21 Six barbers cited for disorderly conduct during a May protest at the state Capitol have had their criminal...

Rick Haglund: Can rural economies be saved?

As part of her $5.6 billion COVID-19 recovery plan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced she was creating an Office of Rural Development to tackle...

Updated: Lansing mayor, city employees get COVID-19 vaccine early

Headline updated, 6:11 p.m., 1/26/21 About 50,000 Ingham County residents remain in a holding pattern for access to a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. But...

Detroit residents hope pot business opportunities don’t elude them

With Detroit poised to open up the city to recreational marijuana retail and production opportunities, a push is under way to give longtime city...

Few show up for right-wing demonstration at Michigan Capitol amid strong...

The small group of protesters, including armed members of the far-right, anti-government “boogaloo bois,” who gathered outside the Michigan Capitol in downtown Lansing Sunday...

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