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  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Trump Campaign Knew Lawyers’ Voting Machine Claims Were Baseless, Memo Shows* »

"Two weeks after the 2020 election, a team of lawyers closely allied with Donald J. Trump held a widely watched news conference at the Republican Party’s headquarters in Washington. At the event, they laid out a bizarre conspiracy theory claiming that a voting machine company had worked with an election software firm, the financier George Soros and Venezuela to steal the presidential contest from Mr. Trump."

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American Telemedicine Association honors Moolenaar »

"This week is the inaugural Telehealth Awareness Week and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has recognized Congressman John Moolenaar as a "Telehealth Policy Champion.""

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$70B Michigan budget deal includes spending boosts for child care, higher ed, infrastructure and more »

"Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration on Thursday unveiled a $70 billion budget deal fueled in part by federal pandemic aid, funneling funds into child care eligibility expansion, a boost to direct care worker wages, additional funds for environmental cleanup and bridge repair and across-the-board increases to higher education funding."

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Michigan’s COVID breakthrough case numbers don’t tell the whole story: 7 things to know* »

"When Dr. Frank Rosenblat treats a hospitalized patient for COVID-19, he breathes a sigh of relief if the person is fully vaccinated."

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‘I need help’: Kent County’s top health official tells commissioners after threats, road rage over COVID-19 response »

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Just hours after Kent County Health Officer Adam London mandated masks Aug. 20 for prekindergarten through sixth grade schools, a woman tried to run him off U.S. 131 twice, he told county commissioners."

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Find new trails during Michigan Trails Week* »

"Whether hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, off-roading or paddling, Michigan Trails Week is the right time to explore the many options in the state."

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Editorial: For business leaders, it's all about the workforce* »

"Mackinac Island — More than a year and a half after COVID-19 brought the Michigan economy to a halt, the state’s employers are still facing significant challenges. Most of these problems revolve around one central element: the workforce. "

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Finley and Jacques: Duggan predicts residential pivot downtown* »

"Mackinac Island — Mayor Mike Duggan predicts over the next two-to-three years the space in downtown Detroit's buildings will transition from offices to housing as the economy adjusts to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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Mask mandate tough call, right call* »

"From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “CO2 molecules are small enough to easily pass through mask material. In contrast, the respiratory droplets that carry the virus that causes COVID-19 are much larger than CO2, so they cannot pass as easily through a properly designed and properly worn mask.”"

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