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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order

Governor Whitmer has signed an executive order which temporarily allows the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Unemployment Insurance Agency and other administrative hearings to be held by video conference or by phone, as opposed to in person hearings. The order also allows for e signatures in place of written signatures. Governor …

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Senator Peters Helps Pass COVID-19 Package

Michigan Senator Gary Peters helped pass the third COVID-19 package, which will expand unemployment benefits, support small businesses, and hospitals and health care professionals. The bill includes Peters’ Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act, which will create an unemployment compensation program to help those unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Local Libraries Offer Online Content

The Portage Lake District Library and Hancock Public School Library want you to know that despite the fact they are closed, they still offer many online programs. You can check out the Portage Lake  District Library Facebook Page and Tumblebook Library for e-books, quizzes and educational games. No library card …

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Michigan COVID-19 Update

Michigan has just under 1,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 24 deaths. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula now has two confirmed cases. One in Chippewa County, and one in Marquette County. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department states 65 people have been tested in Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga Counties. Twenty …

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