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Gun ban at Michigan Capitol unlikely, despite urging from Dana Nessel

Gun ban at Michigan Capitol unlikely, despite urging from Dana Nessel

May 9, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Attorney General Dana Nessel says the Michigan Capitol Commission can ban guns at the state Capitol, but members say they don’t believe they have that right and it would be up to the Legislature to bar the weapons.

Treatment and trials go on, but Michigan doctors split on coronavirus drug

Treatment and trials go on, but Michigan doctors split on coronavirus drug

May 8, 2020 | Kate Wells, Michigan Radio, Robin Erb, Kelly House

Hydroxychloroquine was touted early on as possible treatment for COVID-19 patients, but a growing body of research points to possibly deadly side effects

Detroit's $9 million field hospital shuts after treating 39 COVID patients

Detroit's $9 million field hospital shuts after treating 39 COVID patients

May 8, 2020 | Will Callan, Michigan Radio

The 1,000-bed temporary hospital at TCF Center in Detroit releases its final patient. A spokesperson for the  federal government stresses the closure isn’t necessarily permanent and will be ready in case there is a second wave of the coronavirus.

Michigan restaurants give Gretchen Whitmer a roadmap for opening May 29

Michigan restaurants give Gretchen Whitmer a roadmap for opening May 29

May 8, 2020 | Paula Gardner

No opening date has been announced for the state’s restaurant industry, which lost over $1 billion in sales during April. Now the industry is outlining what it thinks it needs to do to reopen — and it wants the OK to start planning.

Opinion | Controlling the spread of COVID-19 requires radical racial solidarity

Opinion | Controlling the spread of COVID-19 requires radical racial solidarity

May 8, 2020 | William D. Lopez, Alford A. Young Jr.

The authors, professors at the University of Michigan, outline short- and long-term solutions that address historic systems of injustice.

‘There is no playbook’ for Michigan’s businesses to navigate COVID-19

‘There is no playbook’ for Michigan’s businesses to navigate COVID-19

May 7, 2020 | David Wilkins

A look at first-quarter financial statements from 20 Michigan-based companies shows the first cracks from the pandemic — and raises questions about how deeply some of the state’s largest businesses will be affected.

Q&A with Brian Calley: 1 in 7 Michigan small businesses worry about survival

Q&A with Brian Calley: 1 in 7 Michigan small businesses worry about survival

May 7, 2020 | Paula Gardner

COVID-19 continues to pressure the state’s smallest operations, with 45 percent closed and 60 percent laying off at least one employee. Here is what an advocacy group says about the situation and what is needed next.

Michigan jobless claims top 1.1 million as state streamlines approvals

Michigan jobless claims top 1.1 million as state streamlines approvals

May 7, 2020 | Paula Gardner

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order this week, changing the review process for benefits. The state hopes that step gets money to unemployed workers more quickly.

Michigan tribes set to receive millions in federal coronavirus relief

Michigan tribes set to receive millions in federal coronavirus relief

May 7, 2020 | Meghanlata Gupta

After a frustrating delay, Michigan’s Native American tribes will be receiving their share of pandemic relief funds. Those funds are critical for the tribes, many of which have lost their primary revenue source — tribal casinos —  during the state lockdown.

Plasma may hold promise for Michigan coronavirus patients, but where is it?

Plasma may hold promise for Michigan coronavirus patients, but where is it?

May 7, 2020 | Robin Erb

Some families turn to social media as doctors work the phones trying to find plasma donors among those who beat the virus, a treatment with early promise but for which proven benefits are not yet known.

Michigan manufacturing resumes Monday, stay-at-home order extended to May 28

Michigan manufacturing resumes Monday, stay-at-home order extended to May 28

May 7, 2020 | Riley Beggin

The change comes as part of a six-step economic reopening plan announced Thursday by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Why a coronavirus vaccine takes so long, and some possible shortcuts

Why a coronavirus vaccine takes so long, and some possible shortcuts

May 7, 2020 | Brie Zeltner

Labs across the globe are racing to develop a vaccine, with unlimited funding from governments and philanthropy. Still, human testing takes time and precision, making a one-year prediction optimistic at best. 

Whitmer reopens Michigan from coronavirus in phases: What that means to you

Whitmer reopens Michigan from coronavirus in phases: What that means to you

May 7, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced details of a six-phase economic restart plan and announced that Michigan is already in the third phase because coronavirus case counts are “flattening.”

Tribal casinos may be headed for clash with Whitmer, Nessel over reopening

Tribal casinos may be headed for clash with Whitmer, Nessel over reopening

May 7, 2020 | Meghanlata Gupta, Ron French

At least six U.P. casinos may reopen before the end of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order closing bars, dine-in restaurants and casinos. They can do that. They’re sovereign nations.

GOP-led Legislature sues Michigan Gov. Whitmer over emergency powers

GOP-led Legislature sues Michigan Gov. Whitmer over emergency powers

May 6, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Senate Majority Leader MIke Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield announced the Court of Claims lawsuit at the Michigan Capitol, acting on authorization granted by lawmakers last week.

Will Michigan summer camps fall victim to coronavirus, too?

Will Michigan summer camps fall victim to coronavirus, too?

May 6, 2020 | Meghanlata Gupta

Michigan kids (and their parents) look forward to summer camps. But some are closing for the year and others aren’t sure about their programming, as a precaution during the pandemic.

Michigan college towns were economically stable. Coronavirus changed that.

Michigan college towns were economically stable. Coronavirus changed that.

May 6, 2020 | Paula Gardner

Cities like Ann Arbor and East Lansing benefit from the ‘economic engines’ of their state universities. Budget shortfalls, potential layoffs and more fallout from COVID-19 now threaten their financial balance, from students shopping in local stores to how many people they employ.

Efforts across community begin to turn the coronavirus tide for Detroiters

Efforts across community begin to turn the coronavirus tide for Detroiters

May 5, 2020 | Louis Aguilar

The pandemic hit Detroit harder than most cities, but coordinated efforts have made a difference, and begun to pay off.

ER visits plummet amid pandemic: 'More people are dying at home'

ER visits plummet amid pandemic: 'More people are dying at home'

May 5, 2020 | Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press

Hospitals are urging the public not to be afraid of going to the emergency room for a medical emergency as COVID-19 fears caused ER visits to plummet.

Opinion | Michigan food, agriculture sectors are essential. Let’s keep them safe.

Opinion | Michigan food, agriculture sectors are essential. Let’s keep them safe.

May 5, 2020 | Gary McDowell

The industries' real-world significance became evident, for the first time in anyone’s memory, we all went to our local grocery store last month and encountered empty shelves. 

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