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AARP Works To Help Seniors During Pandemic


Organizations throughout the state are trying to ensure that no senior goes without food as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order through May 15, a move of special importance to

School Board Postpones Meeting


A meeting of the Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education that had been planned for Tuesday has been postponed. The school board was going to meet to vote on the district turnaround plan drafted by the

Upton, DeGette Preparing Cures 2.0


The Cures 2.0 legislation in the works from Congressman Fred Upton of southwest Michigan and Congresswoman Dianna DeGette of Colorado is being designed to address the COVID-19 pandemic along with building upon the success of the original

State Releases COVID-19 Numbers For Monday


Michigan is reporting 432 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for Monday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the statewide total since the pandemic began is 38,210 cases of coronavirus. There have been 92 additional

Governor Extends Executive Order Suspending Scope Of Practice Laws


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended an executive order regarding laws concerning the deployment of healthcare professionals. The governor’s office has released the following statement: Today, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-61, to extend and expand Executive Order 2020-30, which relaxes scope of practice

State Releases COVID-19 Totals For Sunday


Michigan is reporting 575 additional cases of COVID-19 for Sunday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the total number of cases statewide is now at 37,778. There have been 41 additional deaths from Saturday

SMC Nursing Graduate Recovering From COVID-19


A Southwestern Michigan College nursing graduate is at home recovering after a bout with COVID-19. MaryBeth Seal’s resume includes being a healthcare provider, author, speaker, and lifeguard, and now, coronavirus survivor. She says she’d been home sick

Bangor Company Producing PPE


Barber Packaging in Bangor is now making personal protective equipment for front line medical workers and other essential personnel. The company has made industrial packaging for the auto industry since 1989. President Luke Barber says when the