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‘Blood, Sweat, and Tears’: Michigan Farmers Stay Committed to Healthy Food During COVID-19

COVID-19 showed possibilities for smaller operations to succeed, though experts skeptical on major industry shift.

This June 2020 photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Enbridge who provided the photos to the state of Michigan, last week said an anchor support on the east leg of the pipeline, right, had shifted. A judge has shut down the pipeline in Michigan's Great Lakes, granting a request from the state. The judge says Enbridge hasn't provided enough information to show that continued operation of the west leg of the twin pipeline is safe. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP)
‘Welcome News’: Michigan Seems Pumped That Gov. Whitmer May Kill the Line 5 Oil Pipeline

After decades of risking the Great Lakes, Enbridge Energy company is being held accountable for ‘repeatedly’ violating terms and conditions that keep locals safe.

Haley Stevens, a Democratic congressional candidate appears during a rally in Detroit Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Democrat Haley Stevens Projected to Win Second Term in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District

Aside from dealing with pandemic challenges for Michiganders, she campaigned on health care, immigration, and sensible gun reform.

Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 24, 2020, on the extension of federal unemployment benefits. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Kildee Wins Fifth Term in Congress with Double-Digit Victory Over Republican Opponent

Democrats’ chief deputy whip has worked to deliver federal relief to Flint and fight blight to strengthen communities.

FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, a pedestrian walks past a marijuana leaf neon sign advertising a medical marijuana provider along a street in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, Calif. States may be saying yes to medical marijuana, but local governments are increasingly using their laws to keep dispensaries out. In California, nearly 200 city and county governments have banned marijuana dispensaries over the last eight years. That’s three times as many as have adopted regulations for them.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Gander Green Wave: Michiganders Want More Weed Businesses in Their Towns—and Said So at the Polls

States across the US also legalized in different ways, including one state that decriminalized all illegal drugs.

Elissa Slotkin, Democratic candidate for Michigan's 8th Congressional District, speaks at an election night watch party in Clarkston, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Slotkin is challenging Republican incumbent Mike Bishop. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Elissa Slotkin Wins Close Race to Reclaim Seat in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District

Next term to focus on values and bringing people together to conquer big challenges, she says.

Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP)
Incumbent Democrat Andy Levin Easily Wins Re-Election in Michigan’s 9th Congressional District

Levin calls his campaign a "movement" for working people and transformational change in the state and country.