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Trump reluctantly invoked an obscure wartime power. Here’s what it means.  

WASHINGTON — As his administration came under fire for its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump last week invoked an obscure Korean...

Violating COVID-19 orders could cost you $1,000 a day

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Robert Gordon has issued an emergency order setting a fine of up to $1,000 and...

Detroit small businesses score grants to survive COVID-19 crisis

One Detroiter who expressed concern about her business’ survival during the early days of the COVID-19 crisis has secured a $5,000 grant designed to...

AG cracks down on 2 businesses selling fake COVID-19 test kits

Two businesses selling fake at-home COVID-19 test kits have been ordered to stop selling them by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.  Michigan residents can file a...

Trump blasts new congressional panel policing COVID-19 relief spending

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced plans Thursday to form a new committee charged with overseeing the more than $2 trillion...

What happens if the Legislature fights Whitmer’s state of emergency extension? 

As Michigan has surpassed 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 400 deaths, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking to extend the state of emergency, which would...

Duggan: Every single Detroiter should have access to COVID-19 test

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said on Thursday that 43% of residents who were tested for COVID-19 at a city-sponsored site last week have the...

Whitmer: ‘We are nowhere near the end’ of COVID-19 outbreak 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan is probably a month away, and hospitals all across the...

Whitmer closes schools for 2019-20, districts to decide learning plans

In another action to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that all school buildings will remain closed for the rest...

Michigan has 4th most jobless claims in nation with 311K last...

Initial unemployment insurance claims spiked again last week as more than 311,000 Michigan residents reported job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s continued impact...

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