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Mich. Supreme Court justice working remotely from Israel after 3 months...

Updated, 1:46 p.m., 4/9/21, with statement from State Court Administrative Office Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein has been working remotely from the Middle East...

CDC urges new health restrictions in Michigan amid surge

As Michigan leads the nation in the number of cases and the highest rates of hospitalizations for COVID-19, the head of the Centers of...

MDE leaders slam feds for denying standardized test waiver

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) on Tuesday denied Michigan's request to waive the federal requirement to administer the state’s standardized tests during the...

While COVID cases, deaths, hospitalizations rise, state sticks with vaccination strategy,...

Despite Michigan’s COVID case rate, mortality rate and hospitalizations increasing in every region of the state, state health officials remain hesitant to say whether...

Biden cancels Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements

Updated with comments from Whitmer and Gilchrist, 2:43 p.m., 4/7/21 President Joe Biden rescinded Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements this week, reversing restrictions that had been...

Whitmer gets COVID shot, calls on GOP lawmakers to take vaccine...

As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took her first of two COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination shots on Tuesday in Detroit, she urged GOP lawmakers to join her...

Nessel, Whitmer file argument to keep Line 5 shutdown suit in...

With just 36 days left until Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order for Canadian oil company Enbridge to shut down its controversial Line 5 pipeline goes...

Duggan rips GOP election bills, calls them ‘voter suppression’

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Monday blasted a recently introduced set of GOP election reform bills and called them “deeply troubling.” “It needs to get...

Column: What Michigan’s response to the 1918 flu epidemic can teach...

On Jan. 11, 2021, nine officials from Baraga County in the Upper Peninsula signed a letter stating that they would not enforce restrictions aimed...

Biden administration mum so far on returning gray wolves to endangered...

A controversial decision in the last months of the Trump administration to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list led to a massive...

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