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  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Great Lakes water surge eases after 2 record-setting years »

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A spell of dry, mild weather is giving the Great Lakes a break after two years of high water that has shattered records and heavily damaged shoreline roads and homes, officials said Monday.

 
 
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Detroit police chief announces retirement effective June 1 »

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DETROIT — Detroit police Chief James Craig announced Monday that he will retire as head of the city’s police force, but he did not immediately reveal his future plans, which could include a run for political office as a Republican.

 
 
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Michigan sees two-day COVID-19 caseload increase of 2,700; ends remote work rules* »

"Michigan on Monday surpassed a 55% COVID-19 vaccination rate, reaching a milestone that will lead to the automatic easing of in-person work restrictions in two weeks."

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‘Herd immunity is still kind of elusive,’ says volunteer with group helping boost COVID-19 vaccination numbers* »

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The big disparities in Kent County’s COVID-19 vaccination rates prompted a network of faith-based volunteers to work with county officials to help boost vaccination numbers.

 
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Michigan hits first COVID-19 vaccine milestone, starts 2-week clock for return to office work »

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Michigan has reached the first of four COVID-19 vaccine milestones put in place by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to map out reduced business and social restrictions.

 
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Opinion: Think Republicans in Washington are bad? They’re far worse at the state level.* »

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The House Republican Conference is about to boot out Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) as the conference chairwoman because she won’t countenance the “big lie” that Donald Trump was the real winner of the 2020 election. Her likely replacement is Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), whose chief qualification is that she has eagerly and often spread election lies. It’s another depressing sign that the Republican Party has become an authoritarian cult of personality that threatens our democracy.

 
 
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Editorial: Balance safety, freedom with vaccine mandates* »

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With the vaccine rollout well under way and hospitalizations declining, it’s time to put personal health choices back in the hands of citizens."

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Chief Craig’s uphill battle* »

"Chief James Craig for Governor."

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