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Gov. extends emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases rise

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed a new executive order that extends her previous emergency and disaster declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic until Aug....

Feds coming to Grand Rapids area to monitor coronavirus, Whitmer says

Updated 5:06 p.m. 7/14/20 with comments from HHS As Michigan's coronavirus numbers have generally been ticking up, the Grand Rapids region has caught the eye...

Almost 200K Michigan jobs could be lost if unemployment benefits expire

The $600 weekly federal unemployment insurance benefits meant to stimulate the national economy during the COVID-19 pandemic expire on July 31. Unless Congress extends...

Nessel sues ICE for threats to deport international students if classes...

Attorney General Dana Nessel, along with 17 other attorneys general, filed a lawsuit on Monday to stop a new federal rule that threatens to...

Key senators predict victory over Trump in renaming military facilities honoring...

WASHINGTON — Key U.S. senators are preparing for battle with the White House over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates — and they’re expecting...

Whitmer, Trump offer vastly different school reopening plans, as educators worry...

President Donald Trump and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer both have their own ideas about what it means to reopen schools safely this fall during a...

Tests show west leg of Line 5 pipeline isn’t damaged

Updated with comment from Oil & Water Don't Mix, 3:49 p.m., 7/9/20 A court-ordered investigation on one of the dual Line 5 oil pipeline’s underwater...

In Michigan, there’s a surge in absentee ballot requests during the...

A little over 1.5 million absentee ballot applications have been filled out by voters and returned ahead of the Aug. 4 primary election, a...

SCOTUS hands victories to religious groups in birth control, employment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with...

FBI official appointed to Michigan Tribes will tackle crisis of missing...

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has appointed its first Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) coordinator to the Indigenous people of Michigan. This...

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