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Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davidson is a reporting intern for the Michigan Advance. A recent MSU graduate, Kyle studied journalism and political science. He has reported on community events, breaking news, state policy, and the environment for outlets including the Lansing State Journal, the Detroit Free Press and Capital News Service.

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to rise in Michigan

By: - December 20, 2022

Coronavirus cases are continuing an uptick in Michigan with 14,323 new cases recorded in a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. Cases increased compared to the last report released on Dec. 13, which documented 13,043 new cases for the week.  The department reports a total of 2,977,727 Michiganders […]

Nessel files suit against paper company for PFAS contamination in St. Clair County

By: - December 20, 2022

Updated, 1:06 p.m., 12/22/22 Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a lawsuit Tuesday addressing the release of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by a paper manufacturer in St. Clair County.  The lawsuit seeks costs and damages from Domtar Industries Inc., a paper manufacturing company that formerly operated in Port Huron, and runs several mills in other states […]

Slotkin meets with European leaders to discuss security amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

By: - December 20, 2022

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing) traveled Friday to Norway and Finland to meet with the country’s defense leaders and discuss European security as Russia continues invading Ukraine.  Slotkin and Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.), Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.) and Mark Green (R-Tenn.) will meet with senior leaders from both countries before returning home later […]

CDC approves COVID-19 boosters for children 6 months and older

By: - December 19, 2022

Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency use authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 years to 6 months old. Both Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines target the original strain of COVID-19 as well as the two most widespread omicron subvariants, […]

AS COP27 falls short, U.S. policies position Michigan to meet healthy climate goals, expert says

By: - November 23, 2022

Michigan is moving ahead to meet its goals in the MI Healthy Climate Plan thanks to an upgraded U.S. commitment to tackling climate change, according to an environmental expert. That support is critical as the just completed United Nations 27th Climate Conference (COP27) fell short, with participants’ focusing on an effort to assist vulnerable countries bearing […]

As RSV cases climb among kids, here’s what health experts say you should know 

By: - November 18, 2022

Amid a surge in visits to pediatric emergency rooms, doctors and public health officials are advising families to take preventative measures to stop the spread of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory illnesses.  Increases in RSV cases have been found in multiple regions of the U.S. including Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease […]

Starbucks workers hit the picket line during company’s annual ‘Red Cup Day’

By: - November 18, 2022

As Starbucks hosts one of its most profitable days of the year, workers stood on the picket line to demand contract negotiations. Workers at the Starbucks at 1141 E Grand River Ave. in East Lansing picketed outside the store on Thursday over issues of safety, staffing and workplace conditions.  According to a report from CNBC, […]

Lasinski says Democratic leadership will ‘restore integrity’ to the state House after scandals

By: - November 14, 2022

With Democrats set to take control in the Michigan House of Representatives in 2023, Democratic leadership has reaffirmed their commitment to investigating former House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering).  House Democrats began calling for a bipartisan committee to investigate Chatfield’s conduct in office in March, following allegations that Chatfield sexually abused his sister-in-law beginning when she […]

Updated: Dems win 3 out of 4 key congressional races in Michigan, party control is unclear

By: - November 9, 2022

Updated, 10:47 a.m., 11/9/22 In a night that was supposed to be a Democratic bloodbath, the party ended up winning three out of the four hotly contested congressional seats in Michigan with U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing), U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) and attorney Hillary Scholten notching victories.  Republican John James is in the lead […]

Pence stumps for Barrett, stresses inflation, border security and military support

By: - November 4, 2022

Former Vice President Mike Pence joined Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte) on Friday for a “Flip the House” event in his hometown.  Barrett is in a heated race against U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) in the 7th Congressional District, which includes Clinton, Ingham, Livingston and Shiawassee counties, most of Eaton County and parts of […]

Secretary of State says election results should be available within 24 hours of polls closing, warns about misinformation

By: - November 4, 2022

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson assured voters that the Tuesday election will be safe, secure and accurate while speaking at a press conference on Thursday.  Voters can also expect to hear election results within 24 hours of polls closing, Benson said. This is due to the state law, which only allows limited processing of […]

Court tosses GOP lawsuit seeking more Republican election inspectors in Flint

By: - November 3, 2022

A Genesee Circuit Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday that would require Flint to hire more Republican election inspectors.  The lawsuit was filed by the Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee due to concerns the city had violated the party’s rights under Michigan state law for an “equal number as nearly as […]