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LANSING — Nearly half of Michigan residents live in counties where the federal government is urging everyone ages 2 and older, including the fully vaccinated, to wear masks in public indoor settings because transmission of the coronavirus is “high” or “substantial.”

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More Michigan counties enter higher risk virus threat

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The Michigan House and Senate are on summer break, so rather than votes this report contains some recently proposed constitutional amendments of interest. To become law, these require a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate and approval by voters. All were referred to committee, with no fu…

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday announced appointments to the Michigan Athletic Trainer Board, Community Action and Economic Opportunity, Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals, Michigan Strategic Fund Board of Directors, Michigan Wildlife Council, and the Early Childhoo…

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LANSING (AP) — The University of Michigan and Michigan State University will require all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the fall semester.

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Damage, power outages reported as storms tear through West Michigan

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DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 87.

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U.S. Customs agents seize more than a ton of pot in Detroit

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LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday resumed wearing a mask at indoor events, citing revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a recommendation from Michigan's chief doctor.

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Detroit-area man dies in fall at Pictured Rocks park

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LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a $385 million supplemental budget bill, two-thirds of which will go to Michigan hospitals and nursing homes confronting financial pressures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this week:

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Justice Department won’t probe Michigan nursing home deaths

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LANSING — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday killed a law that underpinned coronavirus restrictions issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, wiping it from the books after Michigan’s Supreme Court declared the measure unconstitutional.

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LANSING (AP) — Republican ex-Detroit Police Chief James Craig all but launched his campaign for governor on Wednesday, seeking to become Michigan's first Black governor with a "law-and-order" message and emphasis on leadership.

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Whitmer vetoes bill to cut off extra unemployment benefit

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GRAND RAPIDS — Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Monday for closing Michigan schools during the coronavirus pandemic, describing the public health measure as one that hurt the state and its residents.

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FBI agent in investigation of Whitmer kidnap plot is charged

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The Upper Peninsula is full of wonders to explore and see. One of Michigan's jewels is its plethora of untamed waterfalls in the north of the state, and with the pandemic winding down, now is a perfect time to see and explore these hotspots of tourism.

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In Michigan and across the nation, more people died from drug overdoses in 2020 than ever before, fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and the increasing potency of drugs.

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this week:

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Detroit area hit again with rain; flood warning posted

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Senate moves to repeal governor’s emergency powers

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People who got virus-related jobless pay must reapply

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LANSING — Michigan officials announced the first four $50,000 winners of the state's $5 million COVID-19 vaccine sweepstakes on Wednesday.

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Governor signs K-12 funding budget aimed at creating equity

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DNR amendment could allow beaches to be shut down on red flag days

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TRAVERSE CITY — Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.