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Whitmer: Contact Tracing Critical


Michigan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic seems to be going well as the numbers are staying relatively steady, but could we see a second spike like we have in other parts of our country? Governor Gretchen Whitmer

WSJM Morning News-6/30/2020


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Doctor Talks Coronavirus And Swimming Pools


Concerned about coronavirus in the pool? It’s probably safe. Dr. Frank Esper is an infectious disease specialist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. He spoke with Michigan News Network. “This is something that really has been spreading at this

Whirlpool Making Staff Cuts In U.S.


Whirlpool has announced layoffs as it works to weather the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said on Monday it’s previously offered employees a voluntary retirement program, and also reduced budgets, implemented furloughs, restricted travel,

Governor, Legislative Leaders Announce Budget Deal


A state budget agreement has been announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican leaders in the Michigan Legislature. The office of the governor has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House

Whitmer To Discuss Return To School Tuesday


Governor Gretchen Whitmer is meeting with her COVID-19 task force Tuesday to discuss the possibility of re-engaging in face-to-face learning. She’ll have more information to release soon. “We will be able to give people some guidelines and