Stories tagged: "Michigan"

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Whitmer Announces Three-Week Pause on Select Michigan Businesses to ‘Save Lives’

Following some of the worst days of the coronavirus pandemic to date, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instituted three weeks of new protections.

Counties Biden won.
MAP: The 10 Counties That Shifted Michigan Blue

These communities for the Biden-Harris ticket show the larger blue tide rising across Michigan. We look at each one.

Fingers type on a laptop keyboard Monday, June 19, 2017, in North Andover, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Digital Privacy Protections: Michiganders Vote Overwhelmingly in Favor of Proposal 2

Michiganders will gain new legal protections for digital communication from this proposal.

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.

Cinco de Mayo parade in Detroit.
You Can Now Take a Chicano Studies Course Online

Learn about Chicano politics and history for free in Michigan.

That’s a Wrap: The Best of DNC 2020

From Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s viral moment at the podium to Joe Biden’s coronavirus plans, here are your highlights.

In this Feb. 25, 2014 photo, Golightly Education Center teacher Amy Andersen-Prebo leads her class in a hand bell song in Detroit. After years without comprehensive sports and arts/music programs, those are now being restored at all DPS elementary and middle schools, thanks in part to foundation grants. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit’s Teachers Will Finally Be The Top Paid In The Area. But There’s A Catch.

A pay hike in Detroit schools will fill teacher vacancies, but does it consider the district’s longtime educators?