Stories tagged: "Gov. Gretchen Whitmer"


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80th Pearl Harbor Anniversary Brings New Light to WWII’s Michigan Impact and Casualties

Lest we forget: The 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor brings along new memories and closure for Michigan families.

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‘Dirt Road Is Worse’: Michigan’s Once Smooth Rides Have Become Nearly Impassable. How Can They Be Fixed?

Nancy Slater started her own Facebook group to draw attention to road conditions in her neighborhood. Will the roads finally be repaired?

Kris Saunders and her fiancee, who currently get by on Kris' income as a third-year apprentice carpenter
‘You’re So Marketable’: What a Michigan Carpenter Wants You to Know About Skilled Trades Right Now

President Joe Biden's infrastructure law will create thousands of new construction jobs, but the industry has struggled to recruit young workers. Kris Saunders' story highlights the benefits of the skilled trades: a debt-free path to the middle-class.

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Rock & Rye and Bob Seger: Gov. Whitmer Shares a Few of her Favorite Things About Being a Michigander

Stuffing is the quintessential Thanksgiving side and you know you’re “up north” when you hit this city: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shares her favorites of being a Michigander. 

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‘We’ve Got to Encourage and Support One Another’ Michigan Governor Talks Shared Pandemic Fatigue

She started practical with big plans to fix our damn roads. We check in on where that’s at, and the fork in the road she couldn’t have seen coming: leading through a global pandemic. 

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, people carry signs supporting voting rights and former Vice President Joe Biden, during a "Souls to the Polls" march in Model City, Miami. A tough road lies ahead for Biden who will need to chart a path forward to unite a bitterly divided nation and address America’s fraught history of racism that manifested this year through the convergence of three national crises. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
A Loophole in Michigan Lets Laws Get Passed Without Checks and Balances

Passing a law in Michigan in 2021 looks less like Schoolhouse Rock and more like schoolyard drama thanks to a loophole in our Constitution.

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No College, No Problem: These Michigan Career Paths Prioritize On-the-Job Experience

No college debt and a promising future is what drew Cory Henion to be an apprentice. This trend is getting a big push in Michigan in 2021.