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Whitmer Signs COVID Relief, Unemployment Extension, 80+ Other Bills

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a $106 million COVID-19 relief bill. The measure will provide grants of up to $20,000 to small businesses across the state that need support this winter, and grants of up to $40,000 each for live music and entertainment venues. It also includes $45 million for …

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State Mourns Christmas COVID Victims

Even though COVID-19 numbers have been moderating in Michigan, the pandemic did not take the holiday off. State figures report that 254 Michiganders died Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Saturday. 7,341 new cases were confirmed across the state. Since the pandemic began early this year, Michigan has 477,269 cases, with …

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Nessel, Trump in Twitter Feud

A war of words has heated up between President Donald Trump and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. The president began firing Twitter bombs early Sunday morning, reacting to Nessel’s threat to seek sanctions against attorneys that she believes used intentional misrepresentations in their attempts to overturn Michigan’s November election result. …

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Former Michigan Congressman Among Trump Pardons

One of President Donald Trump’s latest rounds of pardons included a former Michigan U.S. Representative. Mark Siljander served three full terms and one partial term in the House, representing southwest Michigan. He lost his seat when he was upset by current Congressman Fred Upton in the 1986 Republican primary. The …

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Pure Michigan Returns

Pure Michigan is back. After a hiatus caused by budget cuts, a $1.2 million campaign to promote winter tourism was launched yesterday across the upper Midwest. The video ad features the tagline “Still Pure Michigan.” Target markets include Minneapolis and Green Bay, along with Fort Wayne, Toledo, Detroit, Flint, Grand …

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Some COVID Restrictions Lifted

Some COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed in Michigan beginning Monday, but the ban on inside restaurant service will continue. This afternoon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that progress in bringing infection rates down across the state warrants the resumption of some activities – but only those in which masks can be …

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Antrim County Vote Recount Produces Minimal Change

 A recount of presidential votes in Antrim County has resulted in no appreciable difference in the result. Antrim County has been in the national spotlight after a clerical mistake on election night caused an erroneous vote total to be reported. The error was quickly corrected, but conspiracy theorists latched on …

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Six Indicted In Alleged Whitmer Kidnap Plot

Six men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to kidnap the Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta each face up to life in prison if convicted. Fox, Garbin, Franks, Harris, …

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Granholm Slated for Biden Cabinet

A former Michigan governor could be headed to Washington. There are reports that Jennifer Granholm will join the new Joe Biden administration as Energy Secretary. Granholm’s knowledge of the auto industry is seen as a key to facilitating the conversion from gasoline-powered vehicles to electric-powered vehicles. Granholm served as Michigan’s …

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Michigan Congressman Quits GOP

The Republican Party’s continued resistance to Joe Biden’s presidential victory has driven one of its highest-profile Michigan members from its ranks. U.S. Representative Paul Mitchell resigned from the party yesterday, and asked House leadership to re-list him as an independent. Mitchell represents the 10th District, which covers Michigan’s Thumb area. …

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