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U.P. Opioid Forum Today

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Opioids Task Force will host a virtual town hall today to learn more about how the opioid epidemic has impacted the Upper Peninsula. The town hall will run from 4:00 to 5:30. Officials will share the latest strategy to …

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State Dems, GOP, in Tiff Over Ballot Box Video

The Michigan Department of State is calling foul on a video distributed by the Michigan Republican Party. Text accompanying the video says it shows a ballot drop box in the City of Lansing, left unlocked. An accompanying statement from Michigan Republican Party Chair Laura Cox says she’s “outraged at the …

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Biden Widens Michigan Lead

Former Vice President Joe Biden is again widening his lead over Donald Trump in the presidential race in Michigan. A poll taken over the weekend by the Glengariff Group for The Detroit News and WDIV-TV in Detroit showed the Democratic challenger with a nine-point lead statewide – 48 percent to …

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Today is School Count Day

Today is Michigan School Count Day. Attendance taken at schools today will weigh heavily in determining how much aid schools get from the state. This year, it won’t be as significant as it usually is. Typically, fall Count Day attendance is weighted 90 percent against a second count taken in …

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MDHHS Announces New COVID-19 Rules

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services continues to fill in the vacuum created by the dissolution of Whitmer’s COVID-19 safety executive orders. Yesterday, Director Robert Gordon directed school districts to post information about probable or confirmed school-associated COVID-19 diagnoses prominently on the district website within 24 hours.  Guidelines …

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Benson: November Election Results Will Be Delayed

Michigan’s November election results likely won’t be finalized until the Friday of election week. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson spoke in Lansing yesterday… “Now, it may be sooner, but we want to manage those expectations and we want all watching our election to be patient as our clerks work methodically, …

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MTU STEM Field Trip Grant Renewed

Outdoor field trips for school students will continue this year through the Michigan Tech Center for Science and Environmental Outreach.  Tech Today reports that a $20,000 grant from Mary Nelson and the Wege Foundation of Grand Rapids will help pay for the outdoor adventures for kindergarten through eighth grade students. …

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