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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.

Michigan reports 1,586 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths

By: - October 20, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that 149,392 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 7,053 have died from the virus — an additional 1,586 cases and 22 deaths since Monday. The state notes one of Tuesday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of vital records and […]

Trump attacks Whitmer after foiled murder plot, prompts ‘Lock her up’ cries at Muskegon rally 

By: - October 17, 2020

President Donald Trump made a Saturday stop in Muskegon for a reelection rally, where he repeated a number of his favorite claims, including one that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is keeping the state locked down amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Trump took his usual jabs at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — including claiming that he will […]

The Michigan Supreme Court is in the spotlight for striking down Whitmer’s emergency powers. The balance of power will be decided Nov. 3.

By: - October 17, 2020

Voters on Nov. 3 will select two candidates to fill two seats on Michigan’s seven-member court of last resort. This nonpartisan race is farther down on the ballot, but don’t be mistaken: The court wields major influence as the state’s top judicial body. Most recently, it had the final word in striking down a decades-old […]

Biden pumps up Peters, ACA during Southfield swing

By: - October 16, 2020

With T-minus 18 days until the Nov. 3 general election, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden headed to Michigan Friday for two events. He was joined by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) in Southfield, a suburb of Detroit. Peters, who is running for reelection to the […]

Gov. announces partnership for breast cancer screenings

By: - October 16, 2020

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced a $2.5 million multi-year partnership between the United Health Foundation and the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA). Their goal is to develop a pilot program for “genetic testing and screening for breast cancer at five Michigan community health centers (CHCs).”  Whitmer noted October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month on […]

Bottle returns must open back up in Michigan, per Treasury Department 

By: - October 15, 2020

Michigan residents who have racked up cans and bottles during the COVID-19 pandemic can now redeem them at retailers statewide, the state Department of Treasury said Thursday. All grocery stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, gas stations and other retailers with bottle and can return facilities “must open their return facilities, resume the collection of returnables and […]

Michigan reports 2,030 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths

By: - October 15, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Thursday that 141,091 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,973 have died from the virus — an additional 2,030 cases and 32 deaths since Wednesday. A data slowdown in the processing of laboratory results to the statewide reporting system started Tuesday, according to […]

Updated: GOP congressman says he tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Pence event in Grand Rapids

By: - October 14, 2020

Updated, 11:06 a.m., 10/15/20 with second test U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) on Wednesday tweeted he had tested positive for COVID-19. On Thursday morning, he said a second test confirmed he had the virus.* The tweet came the same day he was set to make an appearance with Vice President Mike Pence at a Trump […]

SOS: Close to 1M voters have returned absentee ballots, 2.8M have requested them

By: - October 14, 2020

About 1 million Michigan voters have already returned absentee ballots for the upcoming Nov. 3 general election and more than 2.8 million have requested them, according to an update from Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office. In the 2016 general election, 4.9 million people voted in Michigan. “Michigan citizens can be confident that all valid […]

Michigan reports 1,237 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths

By: - October 13, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Tuesday that 137,702 total Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 6,928 have died from the virus — an additional 1,237 cases and 30 deaths since Monday. The state notes that 10 of Tuesday’s additional deaths come from its most recent review of vital records […]

Here are two statewide ballot proposals you should know about

By: - October 13, 2020

Presidential, congressional and state House candidates are on the Nov. 3 general election ballot in Michigan.  But there are also issues before voters, although not as many as in recent history. The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out ballot initiative efforts for LGBTQ rights, lobbying reform and a progressive income tax, as it was too difficult to […]

Peters makes public the experience he and his first wife had with abortion

By: - October 13, 2020

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) opened up this week that his first wife, Heidi, had to have an abortion because her life was at risk. “It’s a story of how gut-wrenching and complicated decisions can be related to reproductive health, a situation I went through with [her],” Peters told Elle. It occurred in the […]