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  • Thursday, March 4, 2021

Michigan House clears $4.2B COVID-19 spending plan, ties some funds to limits on health department’s authority »

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A more than $4.2 billion plan to fund various COVID-19 response and relief measures while tying some of the money to policy bills limiting the administration’s authority to issue pandemic-related orders advanced through the House Wednesday afternoon.

 
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Michigan Senate reaffirms Second Amendment in resolution Democrats call 'insurrectionist' »

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LANSING, MI - Michigan senators bickered Wednesday over a resolution that would charge the state with defending the Second Amendment from any future federal gun control measures.

 
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Militia's memes take center stage in Whitmer kidnap plot court case »

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JACKSON, MI – A colorful array of memes criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and her stance on gun rights were introduced as exhibits in cases against three men accused of plotting to kidnap and kill her.

 
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State to expand vaccine access as supplies surge* »

"The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will soon expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include residents 50 and older with underlying health conditions."

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Progressive leader carving his group a place in MDP »

"Liano Sharon voted for Joe Biden for president last fall. In 2016, he voted for Hillary Clinton. Both picks were for the same reason. Neither was Donald Trump. Period."

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Whitmer needs to fully consider restaurants' proposal* »

"We’ll begin with this statement: We do not believe you can negotiate with a virus. Unlike most any other public policy issue, COVID-19 cares nothing for our political compromise or bipartisanship, and only science can tell us what will truly keep us safe.
 
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People of faith must work for justice | Opinion »

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Justice is a concept central to our faith traditions and is found in our nation’s DNA. Our forbearers carved the phrase “Equal Justice Under Law” onto the entrance to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Pledge of Allegiance ends with the words “and justice for all.”"

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Doctor: COVID-19 positive Michiganders needed for plasma treatment study »

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The race between COVID-19 vaccines and the more contagious viral variants has intensified. As the U.S. struggles to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations — with only a fraction of the population vaccinated — we need to explore other options to treat those who have been exposed to the virus, curb dangerous outbreaks and save lives."

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Opinion: Nessel's action on Ford lawsuit threatens Michigan economy* »

"Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider allowing a lawsuit to go forward involving Ford transmissions. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider allowing individuals to file a lawsuit involving Ford transmissions. But this is not about auto parts. What Nessel really wants is to have the court “revisit” its interpretation of Michigan’s Consumer Protection Act."

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Editorial: Michigan should scrap one-man grand juries* »

"Expediency should never get in the way of justice. Yet that was the justification Attorney General Dana Nessel's office offered in explaining why it chose the archaic one-man jury to bring charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and eight members of his administration."

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