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Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth

Andrew Roth is a regular contributor to 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.

House COVID plan requires vaccine recipients be notified if aborted fetuses were used in development

By: - February 4, 2021

Republicans who control the Michigan House approved a plan Thursday that would require recipients of a COVID-19 vaccine administered using funds from the supplemental to be informed if development of the vaccine utilized aborted fetal tissue. House Bill 4019 allocates a total of $868.5 million of federal funds – significantly less than the $3.6 billion […]

Michigan tops 565K total COVID cases

By: - February 4, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that a total of 565,251 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,778 have died from the virus — an additional 1,358 cases and 74 deaths since Wednesday. The state notes that 63 of Thursday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of […]

Michigan reports 1,383 new COVID cases, 32 deaths

By: - February 3, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 563,893 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,704 have died from the virus — an additional 1,383 cases and 32 deaths since Tuesday. DHHS also reports that an additional 51,633 Michiganders have been identified as “probable” cases for COVID-19, […]

State posts 1,203 new COVID cases

By: - February 2, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that a total of 562,510 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,405 have died from the virus — an additional 1,203 cases and 63 deaths since Monday. The state notes that 36 of Tuesday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of […]

Michigan surpasses 560K total COVID cases

By: - February 1, 2021

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Monday that 561,307 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 14,609 have died from the virus, which is an additional 2,066 cases and eight deaths since Saturday. In September, the state stopped releasing case, death and testing numbers on Sundays, citing staff shortages and variance […]

Harris in Detroit: There are certain lines we just won’t cross

By: - November 3, 2020

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said in Detroit Tuesday that Americans concerned about the potential for unrest as polls close on Election Day should “have faith in the American people.” “I do strongly believe that we, whoever we vote for, will defend the integrity of our democracy and a peaceful transfer of power, and […]

Looking for 2016 repeat, Trump shares dark closing message in Grand Rapids, threatens to fire Michigan GOP chair

By: - November 3, 2020

President Donald Trump closed out his 2020 reelection campaign in Grand Rapids with a dark message Monday night, looking for a repeat of his upset victory from 2016. “Joe Biden is promising to delay the vaccine and turn America into a prison state. He’s looking you in the face and he’s locking you in your […]

Trump says he will push for legislation to imprison flag burners

By: - November 1, 2020

President Donald Trump said at a rally in Macomb County on Sunday that he would fight “very hard” for legislation to make burning the American flag a crime punishable with one year in prison if reelected. “I say that Congress, and I’m going to do very hard for this because we have to go through […]

Obama: America feeling consequences of Trump’s ‘reality show’ presidency

By: - October 31, 2020

Former President Barack Obama said at a Detroit rally with Joe Biden, his former running mate turned Democratic presidential nominee, on Saturday that the United States is feeling the effects of having a reality TV show host as president. “He [President Donald Trump] never took it seriously. He hasn’t shown any interest in just doing […]

Trump touts large crowd in Waterford day after Michigan, U.S. set new COVID-19 records

By: - October 30, 2020

President Donald Trump returned to Michigan on Friday for a rally in Waterford Township where he touted his large crowd, just one day after the state and country set separate records for most daily cases of COVID-19. Michigan reported 3,675 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, while the United States reported a total of 87,164 […]

Pence suggests in Flint that systemic racism doesn’t exist in America

By: - October 28, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a speech in Flint on Wednesday for saying that systemic racism exists in America. “Now Joe Biden explains it all by saying he thinks America is systemically racist,” Pence said. “Joe Biden and [running mate] Kamala Harris regularly say that they believe police have […]

Updated: Trump repeatedly attacks Whitmer during rally in governor’s hometown

By: - October 27, 2020

Updated, 10:52 p.m., 10/27/20 President Donald Trump attacked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer four times during a rally in Lansing on Tuesday, relying on false claims about the state of Michigan being “locked up like a prison.” “Your governor is a disaster. They’ve got to open up this state,” Trump said. “And she’s got to keep her […]