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  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Firms tied to legislative leader, Senate candidate got loans »

"LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A company owned by a Michigan legislative leader and one run by a U.S. Senate candidate each received between $1 million and $2 million from a federal rescue program that was created to preserve jobs during the coronavirus pandemic."

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'I just want to hug my mom': COVID visitation ban takes emotional toll on nursing-home residents, families »

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These days, the only way Stacy Doubrava and her siblings can see their elderly parents is through the dining room picture window at Ovid Healthcare Center west of Owosso."

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Bars, workplaces, private gatherings fuel Michigan’s recent increases in coronavirus »

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The video shows dozens of young people packed on a Cass County sandbar -- dancing, drinking, having a good time on the July 4 holiday weekend."

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Federal judge throws out Republican lawsuit against Michigan redistricting commission »

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A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit backed by Michigan Republicans that attempted to overturn a 2018 ballot measure that changed the process of drawing the state’s political districts."

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More than 2 million Michigan workers have received unemployment benefits since pandemic began »

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More than 82% of Michigan workers who had their unemployment claims flagged as potentially fraudulent have had their account issues resolved, the state says."

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Trump's new restrictions on work visas will hurt Michigan businesses | Opinion »

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On May 28th the death toll in the U.S. from the Coronavirus surpassed 100,000 — all within just the first 100 days of the first death on American soil and well beyond the number of U.S. soldiers to perish throughout the entire Vietnam War. The U.S. accounts for 4.25% of the global population, but more than 25% of Coronavirus-related deaths. The death toll is still rising in the world’s wealthiest nation, with one of the most troubling aspects being the disproportionate virus and death rates among African-American, Latinx and low-income Asian communities."

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Opinion: Whitmer listened to educators for school reopening plans »

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I have the privilege of serving on the Return to Learn Advisory Council that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer created to help her determine how to safely reopen schools in the fall. As Michigan residents begin to process what that plan will mean for them, and as school leaders use the guidance to promote both safety and learning in our classrooms and buildings, there is one overarching message I want to share about our governor and this plan."

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