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LANSING — Gov, Gretchen Whitmer Friday sign an executive order encouraging state residents to vote absentee by allowing the Department of State to assist local jurisdictions in mailing absentee ballot applications to every registered voter, and to provide absentee ballots directly to new reg…

LANSING — Approximately 350,000 families will have access to additional food assistance benefits as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and about 27,000 individuals will be temporarily exempt from federal work requirements, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Huma…

LANSING — As Michigan’s health care system faces strain due to the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are calling on medical professionals and state residents to volunteer their talents and time to save lives.

LANSING – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday issued an executive order that pushes all April 2020 state and city income tax filing deadlines to July 2020, as a part of continued efforts to help Michiganders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DURAND — The Durand Area Schools staff gathered and donated unopened masks, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and gloves to Memorial Healthcare in Owosso this week.

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For any genuine birder, springtime is an exciting time of the year, as our feathered friends return to nest. Sunrise is greeted by myriad sounds and melodies signaling successful journeys often covering thousands of miles. It’s amazing to think how these creatures — some weighing mere ounces…

EAST LANSING — Little has changed on whether high school athletic seasons can resume since the Michigan High School Athletic Association halted its winter postseason tournaments March 12 and suspended all activities through April 5.

LANSING — Golf courses will be closing after all under Gov. Gretchen Whtimer’s “stay safe, stay home” order that was issued Monday requiring all non-essential businesses to close for the next three weeks due to the coronavirus.


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