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C.J. Moore

C.J. Moore

C.J. Moore covers the environment and the Capitol. She previously worked at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland as a public affairs staff science writer. She also previously covered crop sustainability and coal pollution issues for Great Lakes Echo. In addition, she served as editor in chief at The State News and covered its academics and research beat. She is a journalism graduate student at Michigan State University.

Research: 700 deaths connected to Trump rallies, sample includes Michigan event

By: - November 1, 2020

In a new paper, Stanford University economics researchers estimate 700 COVID-19 deaths and 30,000 incremental cases are linked to 18 Donald Trump campaign rallies held between June 20 and Sept. 22 around the nation. Trump’s Sept. 10 rally in Freeland in Saginaw County is included in the research sample. Three of the aforementioned rallies were […]

Judge orders USPS to accelerate ballot delivery in Detroit and Wisconsin 

By: - October 31, 2020

A U.S. district court judge in Washington has ordered the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to speed up the delivery of ballots in the agency’s Detroit district ahead of Tuesday’s general election. The order comes just days after a U.S. House investigation found that USPS mail delivery timeliness in Detroit has declined in the last several […]

SOS launches voter information page translated into multiple languages

By: - October 31, 2020

A language access task force formed this year by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson force has added a Michigan Department of State (MDOS) webpage that contains crucial voting information translated into several languages. The new webpage contains voter registration applications, absentee ballot applications, some sample ballots and toolkits that have been translated into Arabic, Spanish, […]

Michigan reports 3,675 new COVID-19 cases, 41 deaths

By: - October 29, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that 171,220 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 7,298 have died from the virus — an additional 3,675 cases and 41 deaths since Wednesday. Statewide network connectivity issues delayed today’s data pull past its usual 10 a.m. cutoff, according to a note […]

House Dem report: Detroit region facing big delays in mail delivery

By: - October 29, 2020

A new cache of local and national data released Wednesday shows a decrease in on-time U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail delivery rates over the last several months, indicating slowdowns that could continue to affect ballot delivery as Tuesday’s general election nears. National delivery rates for 2020 peaked at almost 94% in the week ending Feb. […]

Report: Michigan on track to exceed 4K daily COVID-19 cases by Nov. 15

By: - October 28, 2020

Michigan is one of several battleground states experiencing a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. New estimates show the state could average about 2,759 new cases a day by Nov. 3, the day of the general election, and 4,227 new cases a day by Nov. 15.  Meanwhile, the U.S. is projected to reach 125,000 new cases […]

Michigan reports 2,367 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths

By: - October 27, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that 164,274 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 7,239 have died from the virus — an additional 2,367 cases and 28 deaths since Monday. The state notes eight of Tuesday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of vital records and […]

Democratic House member says he received threats 

By: - October 27, 2020

State Rep. Brian Elder (D-Bay City) said Tuesday that two threats were made against him in the last week, including one to “hunt him down and shoot him in the head.” One was made to legislative staff and the other was made to campaign staff, per a news release. The threats have been reported to […]

Former DHS official: Plot against Whitmer was ‘reminiscent’ of ISIS

By: - October 26, 2020

Miles Taylor is one of several former President Trump administration senior officials who has now endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Taylor served as chief of staff to former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting Secretary Chad Wolf from 2017 to 2019. Taylor joins Olivia Troye, a former coronavirus adviser to Vice […]

Levin says McConnell’s priorities are ‘completely ass-backwards’ on COVID-19 and SCOTUS 

By: - October 26, 2020

As America speeds toward the Nov. 3 election, millions of parents and kids across the country are waiting on a split Congress to nail down another round of coronavirus relief funding for everything from schools to food and nutrition assistance programs. “Every single agency nonprofit I’ve talked to that deals with hunger issues says that […]

Michigan reports 1,873 new COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths

By: - October 22, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that 152,862 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 7,129 have died from the virus — an additional 1,873 cases and 43 deaths since Wednesday. The state also notes that 31 of Thursday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of vital […]

State will use $1M from CARES Act to enroll Michigan residents in health coverage

By: - October 21, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday the state will use more than $1 million of federal CARES Act funding to reach Michiganders who have lost health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic and to support organizations who offer enrollment in low- or no-cost coverage. The money will be invested in community-based organizations that help residents enroll in […]