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Retailers Post Solid July Numbers

Michigan retailers saw another month of increased sales as stores remain open with certain restrictions — such as half capacity seating limits and face mask orders. Michigan Retailers Association spokesperson Meegan Holland says the July retailers index

Governor Declares August Immunization Awareness Month

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared August Immunization Awareness Month and Pet Immunization Awareness Month. Her office has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued proclamations declaring August as Immunization Awareness Month and Pet Immunization Awareness Month. As flu season approaches, the

Nessel Talks Affordable Care Act

In a Zoom call Wednesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined the advocacy group Protect Our Care to advocate for the Affordable Care Act. Nessel said protecting the law is part of her job. “I tried to

Barber Packaging Expanding In Bangor

Barber Packaging in Bangor is expanding. After their successful conversion to make one-million face shields for the medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm is creating as many as 20 jobs with a six-acre, 36,000 square

Tuesday’s COVID-19 Numbers Released

Michigan is up by 779 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 new deaths. The Department of Health and Human Services says the total cases are now 98,439 and 6,417 have lost their lives. Locally, updated county numbers