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State Launches COVID-19 Volunteer Website

Michigan has launched a website for people to volunteer to help out in their communities as the COVID-19 crisis continues. They’re seeking medical professionals as well as residents who just want to contribute. The office of Governor

DNR Reduces Amenities At State Parks

The Michigan Department Of Natural Resources has announced some changes at state parks due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The parks remain open, but some amenities have been closed. The DNR has released the following statement: To help

Pokagons Extend Closure Of Four Winds Casinos

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi has announced that the closure of Four Winds Casino locations have been extended indefinitely. The Pokagons have released the following statement: “In consideration of requests from both Michigan and Indiana state governments

Humane Society Seeking Funds, Supplies

With many Michiganders sheltering in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan is looking for some extra help. It says shelter life has been rough during the pandemic, and its animals need

State Tax Filing Deadline Delayed

The deadline for filing state tax returns have been pushed back to July. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-26, which pushes all April 2020

Upton Speaks In Favor Of Stimulus Bill

Congressman Fred Upton took to the U.S. House floor on Friday to urge his colleagues to approve the COVID-19 stimulus bill. The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act would send checks of

State Representative Recovering From COVID-19

State Representative Tyrone Carter is the first Michigan lawmaker to test positive for coronavirus. Carter says he began feeling unwell last week after returning home from Lansing on Wednesday. Carter says his condition has dramatically improved, although

DNR Suspending Burn Permits

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is suspending burn permits around the state. DNR fire supervisor Dan Laux says emergency response resources need to be kept available for other priorities at this