COVID-19 in Michigan

1.6M voted absentee this election, but not everyone received their ballot

A record number of people voted absentee for Tuesday’s statewide primary election, but voting rights advocates say there is still more work to be...

Michigan reports 657 new COVID-19 cases, 99 outbreaks last week

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Wednesday that 84,707 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,221 have died from...

Whitmer signs directive declaring racism a public health crisis in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday announced an executive directive declaring racism a public health crisis in Michigan and ordered the creation of a Black...

GOP senator presses reluctant leadership for billions in state, local aid in next relief...

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is making a strong push to rescue ailing state and local governments in a fifth coronavirus relief...

Michigan gets more coronavirus National Guard help — but must pick up some of...

President Donald Trump on Tuesday granted Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s July 10 request to authorize the use of Michigan National Guard forces for COVID-19 response...

Rep. Andy Levin: Here’s the missing link to school reopenings 

I just hosted a Zoom call with suburban Detroit educators. It was heart-wrenching.  They spoke of teachers asking about life insurance and legal services to...

Light traffic at the polls, as 1.6M cast absentee ballots during pandemic

Polling places around Michigan were much quieter this year for the primary elections on Tuesday than in past years, but not because people aren’t...

State reports more than 84K COVID-19 cases

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that 84,050 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,219 have died from...

Michigan joins 6-state compact for rapid COVID-19 tests

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday that she has entered into a major bipartisan agreement with the governors of Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Virginia...

Whitmer bashes Trump admin. for curtailing census effort

The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday it is moving up the deadline for all census operations by a month, leaving just over eight weeks...

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