JACK O’MALLEY: Supporting Small Businesses Supports Michigan’s Friends, Neighbors and Economy

COVID-19 has had a vast, complex and unprecedented impact on our state. I have been consistent in saying throughout this crisis that there are COVID patients who have suffered from this terrible virus as well as economic patients who have tried to navigate the decrees and departmental guidelines that have been issued in reply. The …

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Governor Whitmer appoints Michigan Community Service Commission

LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Michigan Community Service Commission on Friday. Bridget Clark Whitney, an independent from Grand Rapids, is the founding CEO of Kids’ Food Basket. Clark Whitney is a board member of the Michigan Nonprofit Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Leadership …

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Brad Williams: 5 Ways Lawmakers Can Help Lame Michigan Economy

When Michigan’s new House of Representatives sits in January, our elected leaders will face its most daunting challenge since the Great Depression, if ever. And given how badly the Great Recession hit Michigan, that does mean something. The overarching purpose of Lansing’s lame duck session is clear. Michigan must put aside partisan politics and unite …

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Michigan community leaders trust local governance more than federal and state institutions

“All politics are local,” the saying goes, and the same could be said of what local leaders think about the health of democratic governance. A survey of Michigan local leaders released today by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan finds they …

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Surveillance finds PFAS in water in Michigan community

EAST BAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – State environmental regulators are investigating whether some residents of a northern Michigan community have used drinking water contaminated with chemicals. Groundwater monitoring wells gave high results for PFAS – perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported. State and local authorities are holding an online public meeting Monday …

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See Michigan’s # 1 community for deer accidents; search 2019 data for your city or town

One of six Michigan traffic accidents in 2019 was caused by a collision with a deer. Almost a third of these deer accidents occurred in October and November, according to Michigan State Police data. Michigan recorded a total of 55,531 deer accidents in 2019, up 4% from 53,464 in 2018 and 50,949 in 2017. The …

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West Michigan Community Day of Remembrance honors lives lost on September 11

BIG RAPIDS, MICH. – To honor those who lost their lives, on September 11, 2001, the annual West Michigan Scout Community Day of Remembrance and Salvation will be held on Friday, but a little different from previous years, it will be held virtually. Friday marks the 19th year that President Ford Field Service Council and …

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Pence talks job security and Michigan economy one-on-one

(WXYZ) – In a one-on-one with Vice President Mike Pence, 7 Action News reporter Brian Abel speaks about job security for many Americans amid calls for a second plan to stimulus, Michigan economy and President Trumps have alleged comments about military men and women. Watch the full one-on-one interview above and read the full Q&A …

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Teenager on bicycle killed in community of East Tawas, northern Michigan

EAST TAWAS, MI – A teenage cyclist has died after being struck by a van in Iosco County. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31, soldiers from the Michigan State Police’s West Branch responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of US 23 and Tawas Beach Road in East Tawas . Upon …

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Governor Whitmer announces $ 5 billion commitment from Huntington to boost Michigan economy

(FOX 2) – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announces a community plan in partnership with Huntington Bancshares that will provide $ 5 billion in support of small business, social equity, economic inclusion and affordable housing. The partnership was announced at Governor Whitmer’s press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Many were hoping and waiting for an announcement on …

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