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114K are considered ‘recovered’ from COVID-19 by the state — but...

As far as the state is aware, Todd Heywood recovered from COVID-19 months ago.  However, the 50-year-old state employee says he hasn’t recovered and he...

Judge rules against ban on guns at polls, AG plans appeal

A Court of Claims judge on Tuesday struck down Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s statewide order prohibiting the open carry of firearms at polling...

Judge denies last-minute legal action against online ballots

A legal motion to stunt Michigan’s expanded use of online absentee ballots was quashed Monday, with a state court denying a nonprofit group’s request...

Democratic House member says he received threats 

State Rep. Brian Elder (D-Bay City) said Tuesday that two threats were made against him in the last week, including one to “hunt him...

Column: Coronavirus business liability law enshrines injustice

While the tragedy of the current pandemic impacts Michiganders across the state, some more than others have carried the burden of the pandemic’s toll....

Far-right operatives Wohl and Burkman indicted in Ohio on voter suppression...

Far-right conspiracy theorists and political operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, “for devising a robocall scam that...

A ‘trauma tsunami’: COVID-19 takes its toll on Michiganders’ mental health

When a patient is dying from COVID-19, nurse Molly Nixon will hold their hand. She will tell them they are loved. And, often, she...

GOP candidate sues state over COVID-19 social distancing rules at polls

A lawsuit filed Friday against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Michigan Bureau of Elections Director Jonathan Brater is challenging the state’s new COVID-19...

State ends direct control of Detroit schools

Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) announced on Monday its exit from the state of Michigan Financial Review Commission (FRC). The news came immediately...

Gun rights groups file lawsuit against polling place firearm ban

As expected, three gun rights groups filed a lawsuit last week against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for her ban on openly carrying firearms...

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