• coronavirus michigan Oct 11

    Dog, Cat Adoptions Increase in Michigan Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Animal shelters and rescue groups around Michigan’s state capital have seen a big spike in adoptions since March as people have increasingly turned to the companionship of furry friends during the coronavirus pandemic. Staff at the Ingham County Animal Shelter say they have “barely been able to keep dogs on the adoption floor” since they all have been getting...

  • michigan snow days Oct 10

    Michigan Students May Not Have Snow Days Amid Pandemic

    Snow days may no longer be needed for school districts across Michigan as many students are learning online amid the coronavirus pandemic. Many people wonder if virtual instruction will take the place of snow days since schools are already offering classes online, MLive.com reported. Bill DiSessa, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Education, said the state’s guidance on snow days remains...

  • coronavirus michigan Sep 20

    Gov. Whitmer: Loss of Powers Could Put Michigan Back in ‘Danger Zone'

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her use of emergency powers to manage the pandemic is not unique and she worries that efforts to take away her unilateral authority, if successful, could lead coronavirus cases to spike to dangerous levels in Michigan. The Democrat locked down the state in the spring, when the deadly virus hit and threatened to overwhelm hospitals, but…

  • Michigan Aug 18

    Michigan Legislature Gives Schools Flexibility in Pandemic

    Michigan legislators gave final approval Monday to bills that would provide flexibility for K-12 schools as they prepare to open amid the coronavirus pandemic, waiving physical attendance and minimum instruction requirements to allow for remote classes. The legislation, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will sign, would give districts and charter schools the option to choose in-person instruction, online or a hybrid...

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