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Restaurants suing state over COVID shutdowns


The Michigan Supreme Court will likely decide at least two cases in which the Whitmer administration shut down restaurants, banquet halls, and other public businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of restaurants has been suing, saying

Michigan retailers feeling more optimistic


The retail environment in Michigan is improving. The June retail index in Michigan was 56, up from May’s 50.7. Andrea Bitely, of the Michigan Retailers Association, says half of Michigan retailers surveyed reported a sales increase over

State taking survey of rural residents


The Allegan Community Foundation is inviting everyone to fill out a survey on rural living being taken by the Michigan Office of Rural Development. It says residents can share their insights to help guide the policies and

Reduced air quality in Michigan today


People across Lower Michigan are once again coping with poor air quality. The reason is smoke from the Canadian wildfires, which has caused the 28th Air Quality Alert day so far this year. National Weather Service meteorologist