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Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a reporting intern with the Michigan Advance. He has been covering Michigan policy and politics for three years across a number of publications and studies journalism at Michigan State University.

Michigan COVID cases drop again in last week, but hospitalizations rise

By: - October 4, 2022

Michigan reports 12,880 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. That’s a drop from the last report, when the state said there were 14,678 new cases for the week. The department reports a total of 2,849,047 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since […]

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg: Stop conflating racism with mental illness  

By: - October 1, 2022

March for Our Lives co-founder David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people, on Friday called for people to stop using mental illness as an excuse for racism. “It’s time we put an end to it and we go after the one thing that these politicians care about, which […]

Michigan COVID cases, hospitalizations fall in the last week

By: - September 27, 2022

Michigan reports 14,678 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. That’s a drop from the last report, when the state said there were 16,901 new cases for the week. The department reports a total of 2,836,167 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since […]

Carone endorses Dixon, but remains on the ballot for the U.S. Taxpayers Party

By: - September 23, 2022

Mellissa Carone this week turned around and endorsed GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon, although Carone’s name will still appear on the Nov. 8 ballot as U.S. Taxpayers Party’ gubernatorial nominee Donna Brandenburg’s running mate.  Carone garnered national attention in 2020, including being parodied by “Saturday Night Live,” after she spread baseless claims of election fraud […]

Michigan reported COVID cases, hospitalizations fall in the last week

By: - September 20, 2022

Michigan reports 16,901 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. That’s a drop from the last report, when the state said there were 18,375 new cases for the week. The department reports a total of 2,821,489 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since […]

Michigan reports 18,375 new COVID cases, while hospitalizations dip in the last week

By: - September 13, 2022

Michigan reports 18,375 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,804,588 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 18,375 cases compared to the previous week’s increase of 15,854 cases. […]

Dana Nessel

Nessel files bypass application for Michigan Supreme Court to hear insulin case

By: - September 10, 2022

Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a motion this week asking the Michigan Supreme Court to take up her challenge of past decisions by the court that her office says have limited enforcement of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.  The Democrat filed the bypass application on Tuesday because she says the Michigan Supreme Court’s former rulings […]

Michigan reports uptick in COVID hospitalizations, ICU patients in the last week

By: - September 6, 2022

Michigan reports 15,854 new COVID-19 cases, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,786,213 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 15,854 cases compared to the previous week’s increase of 19,158 cases. In […]

Bernstein says Michigan Supreme Court will decide abortion, 2024 election

By: - August 22, 2022

Updated, 5:03 p.m., 8/22/22 with Michigan GOP comments Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein highlighted the importance of elections to the court he serves on Sunday, making the case that it will have the final say on abortion rights in Michigan and, potentially, on how the 2024 election is conducted. Bernstein’s remarks were made during […]

Jocelyn Benson wrote the book on secretaries of state. She never saw this moment coming.

By: - August 20, 2022

During her 2018 campaign for secretary of state, it was frequently pointed out in stump speeches that Democrat Jocelyn Benson “literally wrote the book about being a secretary of state.” Benson’s book, “State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process,” was published in 2010 and elevated her as one of the foremost experts on […]

Stevens drubs Levin in the 11th Congressional Dem primary

By: and - August 3, 2022

In Michigan’s 11th Congressional District Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Waterford Twp.) prevailed Tuesday over fellow Rep. Andy Levin of Bloomfield Township after both incumbents decided to run in the same Oakland County-based district.  The newly drawn 11th District sits in Democratic territory and includes parts of Pontiac, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills and Troy. […]

Abortion takes center stage as ‘the Squad’ rallies for Tlaib in Detroit

By: - July 25, 2022

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) called in support from the other three members of the self-described “Squad” on Sunday with less than 10 days left until Michigan’s Aug. 2 primary. Fellow progressive Democrats U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) on Sunday joined Tlaib at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School […]