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Michigan unemployment claims spike as coronavirus cases continue rapid growth »

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Unemployment claims soared to new heights in Michigan and across the United States last week as Americans grapple with wide-ranging layoffs and other economic impacts from the coronavirus.

 
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Whitmer orders all Michigan schools to remain closed through academic year as coronavirus cases surge »

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all K-12 schools to remain closed throughout the academic year to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus."

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Michigan's chief medical executive: 'strongly consider' wearing masks in public during coronavirus pandemic »

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Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said residents should “strongly consider” wearing homemade masks while out in public to protect themselves from the coronavirus, but also asked residents to donate medical gear to overwhelmed hospitals."

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10 things you need to know about Michigan's K-12 school shutdown »

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all K-12 school buildings to close for the rest of the 2019-20 academic year but reassured parents that their children will still learn while the coronavirus pandemic upends daily life in Michigan."

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Five takeaways from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus town hall »

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday night reiterated pleas for Michigan residents to stay home unless absolutely necessary - and said it’s still unclear when people could see a respite from strict measures meant to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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Editorial: Take care of those who take care of us »

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While support and appreciation for health care workers is flowing freely on social media, it’s not enough to simply thank those putting their lives on the line for their service. They need to be tangibly rewarded as well."

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Editorial: Start new school year as soon as it's safe »

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Thanks to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan’s K-12 schools finally have some certainty about the remainder of the school. After weeks of wondering how long the shutdown would continue and whether their work to reach students would count, now they have some answers. That’s progress. "

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Michigan closes K-12 schools: What parents, teachers, kids need to know »

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On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made official what we had all expected: When it comes to face-to-face learning, the Michigan school year is over. "

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What will we be when this is over? »

"The coronavirus is taking its toll, for sure.
 
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