Michigan is reporting 5,989 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday.
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Giffords Joins Students at Michigan Rally amid Legislative Action on Gun Safety
Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, a gun violence survivor, joined state leaders Wednesday for a rally at the Michigan Capitol as the Michigan Legislature continues to debate gun safety legislation.
Bill Repealing ‘Punitive’ Third-Grade Reading Law Headed to Whitmer’s Desk
A long-sought-after Democratic bill to do away with Michigan’s controversial third-grade reading law cleared final passage in the state House on Tuesday, moving the legislation to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk for her likely signature.
Michigan COVID Cases Decline Slightly Over the Last Week, but Deaths Rise
Michigan is reporting 6,547 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday.
Senate Dems Introduce Slew of Gun Control Measures, Vow Imminent Reforms
One day after the Michigan House passed a resolution memorializing three victims killed at Michigan State University on Monday, while grieving peers watched from seats in the gallery above, the Senate on Thursday heard eight speeches expressing similar sentiments before introducing several bills to address firearm control.
The Ocean Twilight Zone Could Store Vast Amounts of Carbon Captured from the Atmosphere
Deep below the ocean surface, the light fades into a twilight zone where whales and fish migrate and dead algae and zooplankton rain down from above. This is the heart of the ocean’s carbon pump, part of the natural ocean processes that capture about a third of all human-produced carbon dioxide and sink it into the deep sea, where it remains for hundreds of years.
MyMichigan Alma Nurses Approve Strike Authorization
An overwhelming majority of nurses at MyMichigan Alma voted Wednesday to authorize a strike should union leaders determine it’s necessary in negotiations over their contract that expired in November, the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) said.
After Being Held up in Ottawa Co., Michigan Communities Will See Opioid Settlement Money
Opioid settlement money has been held up in Ottawa County for months, but Attorney General Dana Nessel announced last week that some local governments throughout the states can expect to see funds as soon as later this month.
Inflation Hits Michigan Food Banks Hard as Statewide Need Increases During the Holidays
Some food banks in Michigan are spending significantly more than what they normally would to stock shelves this holiday season as inflation strains the food supply chain in the state.
Joint Venture Building Battery Plants Provides Jobs
A $2.5 billion government loan has been approved for a joint venture among General Motors and the South Korean battery business LG Energy Solution to help fund three lithium-ion battery cell factories in Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan.