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Lee DeVito

Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published in Metro Times, Hour Detroit magazine, Vice, In These Times, and New City.

Shirkey says he’ll crash Mackinac conference despite vaccine mandate, spouts COVID misinformation

By: - August 18, 2021

Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) says he plans to attend the annual Mackinac Policy Conference, even though this year’s conference requires COVID-19 vaccination — and Shirkey refuses to get vaccinated. The Republican made the comments Monday during an interview on “The Bart Hawley Show” on Jackson’s JTV. “They have this crazy restriction that […]