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    CBS Detroit – There’s a lawsuit that seeks to overturn a recent ruling that allows anyone to deliver absentee ballots and that absentee ballots received after election day must count. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan RepublicanParty and Republican National Committee (RNC) have launched a lawsuit suing Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson...
    Fact check: Claim of double standards between COVID-19, swine flu responses is inaccurate Early Walmart drone program pilots will deliver groceries and COVID-19 tests to customers. Heres everything you need to know about the retailers delivery trials. Canadiens sign defenseman Jeff Petry to 4-year extension MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Canadiens on Friday signed defenseman...
    The Michigan House Thursday approved “Clean Slate bills,” the latest attempt at widespread criminal justice reform aimed to cut ballooning incarceration costs while increasing public safety. If signed into law, advocates say the bills could help hundreds of thousands of Michiganders improve their lives. The Senate already approved the legislation, which will move...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Birds are in peak fall migration right now, and birders in the area are seeing huge numbers of songbirds fly through the Chicago area."I'm at Eggers Grove watching migratory Warblers and other migrants, mostly, and it's really a pretty exciting day. There's a lot of distractions," said local birding expert Walter Marcisz....
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that movie theaters and other entertainment venues can reopen after nearly seven months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, and lifted a cap so more people in Michigan can attend funerals and other indoor events. The governor also issued an order...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 929 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 8 deaths Friday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 120,526 and 6,708 deaths as of Sept. 25.   In the state as of Sept. 18, there has been a...
    Michigan lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that gives workers more time to prep the more than 2 million absentee ballots for counting that are expected to roll in for the upcoming election. Clerks in the state’s largest cities will be given 10 additional hours to sort absentee ballots ahead of the count and also be allowed...
    Sales of firearms have jumped about 93% this year, according to FBI data on background checks, with many swing states such as Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania seeing a spike, Fox News reports. Fox found a 77.9% increase in gun sales in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and North Carolina, all states that are rated...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump are locked in a competitive race for the White House a little more than five weeks out from Election Day. While national polling averages give Biden a high single-digit advantage over Trump before the Nov. 3 contest, the next president will be decided by the Electoral College,...
    Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.President Donald Trump has repeatedly outlined an election night scenario where one candidate appears to be leading in early returns, but might not be the winner once all votes are counted....
    Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. would never get away with Hunter Biden’s alleged graft and corruption detailed in a new U.S. Senate report, Lara Trump told The Kyle Olson Show this week. Hunter Biden allegedly received a $3.5 million wire transfer from the wife of the former mayor of Moscow, Russia, Breitbart News...
    Southfield (CBS Detroit) – As technology continues to impact how we live and work, some unique companies from our region are making waves as May Mobility CEO Ed Olson and Refraction CEO Matt Johnson-Roberson talk about as they appear on MICHIGAN MATTERS to discuss the changes. Edwin Olson, Co-Founder & CEO of May Mobility Olson, who is...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Online classes at Michigan’s three largest research universities will likely last for the entire academic year, keeping many students out of classrooms until next fall, campus leaders said Thursday. The presidents of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University spoke during a Lansing Economic Club event. Mark...
    Southfield (CBS Detroit) – As technology continues to impact how we live and work, some unique companies from our region are making waves as May Mobility CEO Ed Olson and Refraction CEO Matt Johnson-Roberson talk about as they appear on MICHIGAN MATTERS to discuss the changes. Edwin Olson, Co-Founder & CEO of May Mobility Olson, who is...
    (CBS DETROIT) – In Michigan, early voting for the 2020 general election started on Thursday. Under the expanded voting rights, any resident can request an absentee ballot. Here’s everything you need to know about Michigan’s deadlines, dates and rules. Michigan Voter Registration Voter registration deadlines In Person: Election Day at your city or...
    HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A county in the Upper Peninsula is suspending in-person classes at all schools for two weeks due to a spike in coronavirus cases. Houghton County schools will have online classes only, through Oct. 9. Football games and other sports events have been canceled. “The positive test rate for Houghton County has...
              The Michigan House of Representatives Education Committee approved legislation that increases accessibility to apprenticeship programs in high schools on Thursday. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Ben Frederick (R-85-Owosso), brings Michigan apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs in line with federal workforce mandates so federal funding can be used. “Modern apprenticeships...
            by Scott McClallen  Michigan leaders sealed a $62.8 billion fiscal 2021 budget agreement, increasing spending by billions from last year’s initial budget even after state revenue plummeted from COVID-19 and policies placed to curb its spread. Experts previously estimated Michigan’s revenue would drop by $6.3 billion over the next two fiscal...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris made a misleading claim while campaigning in Michigan on Tuesday regarding the supposed disparities in COVID-19 relief funds to Black restaurant owners, according to a report. While visiting Flint and Michigan, Harris claimed that out of the hundreds of restaurants in Michigan that received relief funds from the...
    A swimmer whose body was pulled from a Jersey Shore beach Wednesday died, authorities said Thursday. Three Point Pleasant police officers responding to reports of a swimmer in distress pulled the victim from the water on Jenkinson's Beach at Arnold Avenue around 11:40 a.m., Police Chief Joseph A. Michigan said. Point Pleasant First Aid Squad,...
    By ANNA LIZ NICHOLS, Associated Press/ Report for America LANSING, Mich (AP) — Early voting for the 2020 general election started in Michigan on Thursday under expanded voting rights that allow for any resident to request an absentee ballot. Amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 2.4 million residents already had requested absentee ballots, more...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would automatically expunge the criminal records of hundreds of thousands of residents under sweeping “clean slate” bills that received final legislative approval on Thursday. The process, which would begin in approximately 2 1/2 years, would be automated — so people convicted of crimes would not have to apply. They would...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 462,000 acres have been sprayed from the sky to prevent the spread of Eastern equine encephalitis, the Michigan health department said Thursday. No additional treatment is planned. The illness has been confirmed in one person in Barry County as well as 30 horses and two deer. Another case in...
    Joe Milton has shown several wow plays in camp and has a chance to be the best quarterback Jim Harbaugh has had as the Michigan football coach. Jim Harbaugh has been back at his alma mater as the head coach since 2015 and during that time his quarterbacks have been fine, but not great. Joe...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 982 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 8 deaths Thursday. The deaths announced Thursday includes 6 deaths identified during a Vital Records review. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 119,597 and 6,700 deaths as of Sept. 24....
    (CBS DETROIT) – A first-time collaboration between Consumers Energy, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and a certified wildlife rehabilitator will offer three orphaned whitetail deer fawns a chance to survive and thrive on Consumers Energy land in Southeast Michigan. “Consumers Energy is committed to the Triple Bottom Line of people, planet and prosperity. We...
    By Anthony Izaquirre and Pia Deshpande | Associated Press The slice of Michigan that covers Detroit, its suburbs and towns dependent on the auto industry is coveted political terrain in one of this year’s most important presidential swing states. It also has another distinction as home to one of the worst-performing U.S. Postal Service districts...
    California and Michigan on Wednesday announced new steps to combat climate change, as wildfires continue to tear across the West Coast and hurricane season stretches into the Greek alphabet for named storms. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, issued an executive order on Wednesday that will require sales of all new passenger vehicles to be...
    LANSING (AP) — Thursday, Michigan lawmakers were poised to make it easier for clerks to process a surge in absentee ballots in the presidential election by letting them start a day earlier than normal. Election officials currently cannot remove ballots from outer envelopes until 7 a.m. on Election Day, which this year is Nov. 3....
    A Michigan man pleaded guilty to targeting an African American woman because of her race and threatening to shoot her family at church last year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week. Prosecutors said Wednesday that 22-year-old Ronald Wyatt, whose race was not disclosed, admitted to targeting a woman identified as T.P. and “intentionally...
    Leon Halip/Getty Images Cody White of the Michigan State Spartans runs for a short gain as Ambry Thomas of the Michigan Wolverines gets ready to make the stop during a game at Michigan Stadium on November 16, 2019. On Thursday the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have added free agent wide receiver Cody...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is announcing a new plan to protect public health and create clean energy jobs. Whitmer signed an executive order to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The initiative will push the state towards carbon neutrality by 2050. The order will be led by an advisory board with the department...
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Dead squirrels have been washing up on a Lake Michigan beach at a state park. The squirrels likely drowned while trying to cross the Grand River and then flowed to the lake and Grand Haven State Park, an expert said. Nick Kalejs, a wildlife biologist at the Muskegon State Game...
    A poll released on Thursday found President Donald Trump with a narrow .7 percent lead over Joe Biden in Michigan. The Trafalgar Group survey said Trump has the support of 46.7 percent of likely voters, while Joe Biden is at 46 percent. Our new @trafalgar_group #2020Election #MIchigan #BattlegroundState #poll conducted Sept 20-22 shows a razor thin...
    Two Democratic governors are calling for Congress to investigate the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, which they allege was politicized and impeded the U.S. response. Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, both of whom have been criticized for their own responses to the crisis, allege that the U.S. has “the...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers were poised Thursday to ease clerks' ability to process a surge of absentee ballots in the battleground state's presidential election, letting them start a day earlier than normal. Election officials currently cannot remove ballots from outer envelopes until 7 a.m. on Election Day —...
    Mark S. Rosentraub University of Michigan (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) Mark S. Rosentraub, University of Michigan (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: Despite concerns about COVID-19, Big Ten college football is set to begin Oct. 24. Here, Mark Rosentraub, a professor of sport management, addresses...
    By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and PIA DESHPANDE, Associated Press The slice of Michigan that covers Detroit, its suburbs and towns dependent on the auto industry is coveted political terrain in one of this year's most important presidential swing states. It also has another distinction as home to one of the worst-performing U.S. Postal Service districts in...
    (CNN) – A Michigan woman who lost her home in a flood now has a new one, thanks to the generosity of her community. Penny Tyler was stunned while touring her new house in Sanford. Tyler has been living in a camper on her property since may. Her old house was flooded, then condemned and...
    The slice of Michigan that covers Detroit, its suburbs and towns dependent on the auto industry is coveted political terrain in one of this year’s most important presidential swing states. It also has another distinction as home to one of the worst-performing U.S. Postal Service districts in the country. In Michigan and beyond, states are...
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday called for Michigan to become “carbon neutral” by 2050 in the fight against climate change, which would require steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and significantly greater use of renewable energy. The Democratic governor issued a directive pledging “comprehensive and aggressive” efforts but provided few...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Harris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle MORE leads President Trump in a new University of Wisconsin-Madison poll that surveyed...
    The Mona Shores, Michigan, school board has rescinded its support for the Black Lives Matter movement after a resolution backing it drew the ire of many in the community. “The intent of the [Black Lives Matter] resolution was to unify, and it was becoming divisive instead,” Superintendent Bill O’Brien told MLive Tuesday after recommending the...
    Despite the battering incurred by COVID-19 on the state’s economy, the Michigan legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer agreed on a fiscal year 2021 budget that includes significant spending increases as well as continuing funding of education, economic development, public health and safety, and environmental initiatives at current levels. The agreement on the 2021 omnibus...
              A third of active Michigan voters have requested absentee ballots so far, a spokesperson from Michigan’s Secretary of State (SOS) office announced on Tuesday. More than 2.39 million Michigan voters have requested ballots, more than 31 percent of the 7.7 million people registered to vote in Michigan and...
              Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two executive orders on Wednesday aimed at making Michigan carbon-neutral by 2050. The first order creates an advisory council within the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) called the Council on Climate Solutions, which will be tasked with developing and implementing...
    (CBS DETROIT) – A Michigan doctor is lending his plasma to help fight Covid-19 after a long battle with the virus himself. Dr. Scott Katz become stopped by Tuesday donating his convalescent plasma. Katz received plasma while he was hospitalized with Covid-19, which officials say helped his recovery. Henry Ford Health has treated more than...