Stories tagged: "covid relief"


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Michigan’s Smallest Hospitals Face Uphill Battles During Pandemic. New Grant Money Aims to Help.

The COVID-19 pandemic nearly buried Michigan’s rural hospitals. Grand funding is helping to pull them out. 

Photos By Isaac Constans and Courtesy of Horning Farms
Six Generations and Counting: A Story of Michigan’s Dairy Farms

Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the strongest in the country. Fighting through the pandemic, family farms are helping fight hunger. 

The facts about Shiawassee County's hazard pay scandal
Explained: How COVID Relief Got Used as County Commissioner Bonuses in Michigan

Shiawassee County's culture of backroom dealing laid the groundwork for its latest scandal— county commissioners giving themselves "hazard pay" for working during the pandemic.

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)
Michigan’s Plan to Reignite the Economy Addresses the Real Cause of the Labor Shortage

The real reason businesses struggle to hire during the economic recovery has little to do with direct COVID relief and a lot to do with poor wages and working conditions.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
A $15 Minimum Wage for Michiganders Could Be Done with COVID Money

If Michigan boosts its minimum wage, the first three months could be covered by the state, says Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

La Cocina Cubana with it's owner Iliana Tamayo and manager Ilianis Hernandez.
Lansing’s La Cocina Cubana Used to Bustle. Here’s How It Survived an Industry Crisis in Michigan.

A lot went wrong for Lansing’s locally-owned Cuban joint La Cocina Cubana. But owner Iliana Tamayo shares one saving grace that kept her kitchen cooking.

Photo by: Mysti C Baker
‘We Survived It’: Michigan Business Owner Made It Through a Year of Unpredictability

A local Michigan store owner gets a second chance of opening her business as we see economic growth with more pandemic support than ever before.