DETROIT — After a reported death threat delayed its meeting Wednesday, Michigan’s redistricting commission held a controversial closed-door session to discuss voting rights issues with its lawyers. The meeting marked the first day of deliberations on its draft congressional and legislative d…
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 345 new cases of the virus and two COVID-19-related deaths since Wednesday.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday directed the state to expedite the ordering of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 so that it will be quickly available once the federal government gives it the green light.
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Once endangered, the Kirtland's warbler is maintaining healthy numbers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario, and expanding its range, officials said Monday.
HART — The town of Hart is small – its population just barely reaches over 2,000. Its downtown area stretches about two blocks, and most shops are closed for the weekend by 3 p.m. on Saturday. Little red hearts are etched onto every street sign.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 308 new cases of the virus and two COVID-19-related deaths since Wednesday.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn't get what he's demanding.
DETROIT — Addressing the members of Michigan’s citizen-led redistricting commission Wednesday night, the head of Michigan’s department of civil rights said that the group’s draft congressional and legislative maps violate the federal Voting Rights Act, which requires districts that safeguard…
LANSING — Michigan business groups on Monday urged President Joe Biden to reconsider a plan to require most workers to get vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19 but said, if it is enacted, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should ensure related state rules are no stricter.
Two faculty members of a small, private Midwestern college are up on stage, one sitting behind an electronic keyboard, the other strumming the opening chords of a song on a guitar.
Food prices at grocery stores continue to wallop consumer wallets. Prices for a market basket of grocery food items was up notably in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly Consumer Price Index data released Wednesday showed.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Friday reported 305 new cases of the virus and two new deaths related to COVID-19 since Wednesday's report.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday ordered a “whole-of-government” response to elevated levels of lead in Benton Harbor’s water and vowed to accelerate the replacement of the southwestern Michigan community’s lead pipes.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health on Wednesday reported 403 new cases of the virus and five new deaths related to COVID-19 since Monday's report.
WASHINGTON — Republicans are on the losing end of one of the biggest demographic shifts of the last 20 years: A growing generation of young people — millennial and Gen Z voters — have turned to the left and thrown in their lot with the Democratic Party.
DETROIT — Each day in the last week, more than 375 children younger than 12 were infected with the coronavirus in Michigan, a new state analysis shows.
LANSING (AP) — After seven weeks of mapping, Michigan's new redistricting commission is starting to vote on much-anticipated draft congressional and legislative plans.
GAYLORD (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill this week that would have protected people from possible legal action if they fed birds in areas where deer and elk roam.
The state health department on Friday reported 8,409 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 82 COVID-19-related deaths in Michigan since Wednesday's report.
LANSING — Republicans in the Michigan Senate on Wednesday again passed legislation that would make it harder to vote, advancing photo ID, absentee ballot and other changes that face a surefire veto from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if they reach her desk.
The Ottawa County health department on Wednesday reported 295 new cases of the virus (147.5 per day) and three deaths related to COVID-19 since Monday's report.
DETROIT — A lack of confidence in science and a boundless supply of misinformation spread via social media has led America to where it is today — a nation still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, unable to get enough people fully vaccinated to stop its spread, said Dr. Marc Rosenthal, …
The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis. Despite dangerously low oxygen levels, the unvaccinated man didn’t think he was that sick and got so irate over a hospital policy forbidding his wife from being a…
The Ottawa County health department on Friday reported 268 new cases of the virus and three deaths related to COVID-19 since Wednesday.
HOLLAND — Proposed state House district lines in Ottawa and Allegan counties would provide several changes from the current alignment, if the commission tasked with drawing the lines adopts a similar setup when proposed maps are voted on in November.