Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Michigan, hospitals, schools and just about every industry is experiencing a critical staff shortage, and prisons in the state is no exception.
Legislature Again OKs Tax Cuts; Whitmer Floats $500 RebateGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed a $500 tax rebate for working families, citing surplus tax revenues and the need to quickly help residents who are confronting high inflation.
Michigan Expands State's Victims Fund, Increases PayoutsGov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday signed expansions to Michigan's crime victim compensation fund, which ranks worst in the nation for application rates, according to the Alliance for Safety and Justice.
What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual GuideThe Environmental Working Group, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., released its 16th annual sunscreen guide this month, testing out more than 1,850 products.
Dearborn Heights Mother With 4 Children On Baby Formula In Panic Mode Over ShortageMother of 9 children all under the age of 11 concerned that 4 of her children who are on baby formula will run out in a day.
Detroit Community Leaders Break Ground On New Community Center In Jefferson ChalmersCity and community leaders break ground on a new community center at A.B. Ford Park in Jefferson Chalmers along the east Detroit riverfront.
FDA Head: Baby Formula Factory Could Reopen By Next WeekThe head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier at the plant at the center of the national shortage.
AAA: Michigan's Average Gas Price Continues To Rise, 1 Cent Below NationalMichigan's average gas prices are continuing to see a rise this week, now 1 cent less than the national average on Thursday.
Ford Recalls SUVs Due To Engine Fire Risk, Owners Should Park Vehicles OutsideFord is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire.
Ethan Crumbley To Remain In Oakland County Jail, Judge OrdersA hearing must be held each month because Crumbley is a minor who is being held in county jail.
'Ride For Equity’ Detroit To Mackinaw City Raises Equitable Funding For Black Business AwarenessDwan Dandridge, CEO of Black Leaders Detroit is again riding a bike from Detroit to Mackinaw City ( to attend the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference). Last year Black Leaders Detroit wanted to bring more awareness, at the conference, for the need for more equitable funding for Black owned businesses in Detroit.
Small Businesses In Michigan Saw Record Job Growth In 2021, Data SaysAccording to the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information, small businesses with less than 50 employees created nearly 170,000 jobs in the first three quarters of 2021. It is the fastest start to small business job growth in 23 years.
Comcast Rise Awarding Grants To 100 Minority-Owned Small BusinessesApplications for Comcast Rise are now back open to minority-owned businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.
Detroit Health Department Recommends Masks Indoors As City Reaches High COVID-19 LevelThe Detroit Health Department is recommending masks indoors as the city reaches a "high" COVID-19 community level.
Oxford School District Hires Firm To Investigate ShootingThe Oxford Community Schools District is reversing its prior course to delay an investigation into the Nov. 30 Oxford High School shooting and announced that a firm will conduct an independent review.
Peace Officer Awards Ceremony Honors Life-Saving Heroes, First Responders In Oxford High School TragedyAnnual Awards Day Ceremony where awards were given for meritorious actions throughout the year, Oxford High School tragedy first responders.
'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At SchoolsDetroit police officers showed off their basketball skills at Henry Ford High School to promote peace within schools.
Detroit Retiree Sees Sidewalk Repaired Months After Water Main BreakA Detroit homeowner who says his yard was damaged after water main break repairs is now breathing a sigh of relief.
Michigan Judge Elizabeth Gleicher Suspends 1931 Abortion BanA judge on Tuesday suspended Michigan's dormant ban on abortion, saying it likely violates the state constitution.
City Of Detroit Offering COVID TreatmentThe Detroit Department of Health is partnering with the State of Michigan to expand Covid-19 services.
GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley Says COVID Policies At Debate A 'Dealbreaker'A Republican candidate for governor of Michigan says he will refuse to participate in a debate over COVID-19 policies.
FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Children Ages 5 To 11The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after completion of the primary vaccine series.
Abbott Could Restart Baby Formula Plant Within 2 Weeks, Pending Court ApprovalIf a court approves the agreement, the company says, it could restart the site within two weeks. It would first resume the production of its specialty metabolic formulas EleCare and Alimentum, followed by Similac and other formulas.
Detroit Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of City’s EMS, Honors WorkersCity leaders honored Detroit’s EMS members during a celebration of the entity’s 50th anniversary.
Michigan Gas Prices Hit New Record High Of $4.38According to AAA, the state's average regular gas price is 10 cents less than the national average of $4.48. The average price is 6 cents more than last week, 48 cents more than last month and $1.44 more than last year.