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The latest numbers: Michigan reports no new COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations are down too

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Michigan has risen to nearly 83 thousand as of Sunday, including over 6000 deaths, state officials report. The good news, Michigan reported no new COVID-19 deaths and 426 new confirmed cases, health officials said Sunday. That being said, new cases have increased moderately in recent weeks, however, deaths remain flat in Michigan. Testing has remained steady, with an average of more than 25,000 per day, with the positive rate between 3 and 4...

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Face masks are mandatory for people who attend indoor Mass in the Upper Peninsula, starting Saturday, the region’s Roman Catholic bishop said.

“Though the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of face masks in limiting the spread of COVID‐19 is still inconclusive, there is sufficient evidence to judge prudently that we should wear face masks to limit the spread of the disease,” Marquette Bishop John Doerfler said.

A mask may be uncomfortable, he said, “but it is a sacrifice that we can make out of love for each other.”

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A webinar is scheduled to help keep the public informed about the application permitting process for Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 tunnel project. The webinar will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Enbridge has proposed building a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel would relocate the portion of the Line 5 oil and natural gas liquids pipeline that currently rests on the bottom of the straits.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed spending bills as part of an agreement to resolve a $2.2 billion deficit in the current budget by using federal coronavirus relief aid, tapping savings, shifting funds and banking cost cuts from employee furloughs that are complete.

The laws include additional funding for K-12 schools and essentially shield universities and community colleges from reductions. Teachers in public and private schools will each get a $500 bonus under the measures that cleared the Republican-led Legislature with just one no vote.

Ten people aboard a boat on Lake Michigan were sickened after exposure to carbon monoxide, authorities in Michigan said Saturday. Authorities received a distress call from the captain of the 32-foot boat that was traveling in Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven around 2:45 p.m. The boat was intercepted near the South Haven pier.

Authorities said all ten people were evaluated and treated at a hospital. Several law enforcement agencies responded including the Van Buren County Sheriff’s office and South Haven Area Emergency Services.

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One of the so-called “Squad” of four…first-term women of color in Congress faces a crucial primary election Tuesday. Challengers accuse Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of courting the national spotlight at the expense of her constituents.

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A collapse in demand for suits and other office attire is leading another storied retailer across the brink, with the parent company of Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank filing for bankruptcy.

Parent company Tailored Brands had been struggling with debt and flagging demand before the coronavirus pandemic. But the temporary store closures and collapse in apparel sales during the health crisis took their toll.

Afghan forces have retaken control of a prison in eastern Afghanistan, a day after it came under an attack by ISIS militants.

A suicide bomber drove a car loaded with bombs into the prison's main gate, exploding it. ISIS fighters moved in through the gap, firing on prison guards.

Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman, told The Associated Press that 29 people had died, including civilians, prisoners, guards and Afghan forces. Another 50 or more people were wounded, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Fawad Aman told Reuters.

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Face masks are mandatory for people who attend indoor Mass in the Upper Peninsula, starting Saturday, the region’s Roman Catholic bishop said.

“Though the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of face masks in limiting the spread of COVID‐19 is still inconclusive, there is sufficient evidence to judge prudently that we should wear face masks to limit the spread of the disease,” Marquette Bishop John Doerfler said.

A mask may be uncomfortable, he said, “but it is a sacrifice that we can make out of love for each other.”

Enbridge headquarters photo
wikipedia

A webinar is scheduled to help keep the public informed about the application permitting process for Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 tunnel project. The webinar will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Enbridge has proposed building a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel would relocate the portion of the Line 5 oil and natural gas liquids pipeline that currently rests on the bottom of the straits.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer portrait
Michigan.gov

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed spending bills as part of an agreement to resolve a $2.2 billion deficit in the current budget by using federal coronavirus relief aid, tapping savings, shifting funds and banking cost cuts from employee furloughs that are complete.

The laws include additional funding for K-12 schools and essentially shield universities and community colleges from reductions. Teachers in public and private schools will each get a $500 bonus under the measures that cleared the Republican-led Legislature with just one no vote.

In mid-April, hundreds of scientists from around the world were supposed to fly to Ecuador for a five-day meeting about the latest research on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Ten people aboard a boat on Lake Michigan were sickened after exposure to carbon monoxide, authorities in Michigan said Saturday. Authorities received a distress call from the captain of the 32-foot boat that was traveling in Michigan from St. Joseph to South Haven around 2:45 p.m. The boat was intercepted near the South Haven pier.

Authorities said all ten people were evaluated and treated at a hospital. Several law enforcement agencies responded including the Van Buren County Sheriff’s office and South Haven Area Emergency Services.

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib campaign photo
www.rashidaforcongress.com

One of the so-called “Squad” of four…first-term women of color in Congress faces a crucial primary election Tuesday. Challengers accuse Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of courting the national spotlight at the expense of her constituents.

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Elections officials are warning people should not expect early results from tomorrow’s primary elections, where voters will choose nominees for Congress, the Legislature and local offices A surge in absentee voting means it will take longer to count absentee ballots once the polls close at 8 P-M. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the August primaries will also serve as a test for Michigan’s readiness to handle the higher-turnout November elections.

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