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Unemployment gradually ticking down in Michigan as 'new normal' includes masks, sanitizers and distance »

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home executive order March 23 effectively sidelined real estate agents in what had been a fairly brisk housing market, as well as many other types of businesses."

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Flooded Michigan City Is Midcentury Architecture Mecca »

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MIDLAND, Mich. — Christopher Jue knew he was home the moment he and his wife stepped inside the sprawling 62-year-old ranch with brick floors, a sunken living room and built-in desks, shelves and bureaus — hallmarks of an Alden B. Dow original.

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After 102 executive orders, confusion is commonplace on what's allowed in Michigan and what isn't »

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It didn't take long to close Michigan."

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Detroit George Floyd police brutality protest turns violent as police fire tear gas, rubber bullets »

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DETROIT, MI — A George Floyd police brutality march in Detroit Saturday started peaceful, then turned violent for the second straight night when protesters faced off with Detroit police in riot gear near the entrance to police headquarters.

 
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Whitmer: Grocery shoppers must wear masks through June 12 »

"SATURDAY, May 30 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed another executive order last night to extend safety measures at grocery stores and pharmacies through at least June 12."

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Richardson: Solutions are needed that provide relief for all (opinion) »

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As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic deepens each day, the need for our elected officials to find solutions is becoming increasingly urgent. A poll by Data for Progress and The Justice Collaborative Institute reports the majority of voters from both political parties support measures such as a temporary universal basic income (UBI). 

 
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Cox: Gov. Whitmer's pandemic response has led to broken promises (opinion) »

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Back in March, when Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued her first COVID executive orders, she made three promises to the people of Michigan."

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Continued need for foster families in Michigan »

"As Michigan takes measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, families are still needed to provide temporary foster homes for children.
 
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Opinion: Whitmer should put politics aside and focus on Michigan »

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has spent the last several months raising her national profile in a bid to become Joe Biden’s running mate. She recently admitted at least one conversation with the Biden team about the job after participating in more than 70 national media, cable news and late-night TV appearances to boost her chances."

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Editorial: Outside panel should probe dam failures »

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For any investigation to have credibility, those doing the investigating should have no stake in the outcome. That’s why Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should change course and appoint an independent panel to probe the failure of two Midland-area dams."

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