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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.

Washtenaw Co. Circuit Court rejects EMU request for restraining order against striking employees

By: - September 9, 2022

On Friday, Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Carol Kuhnke denied a request from Eastern Michigan University for a temporary restraining order that would force striking faculty to return to work.  Members of the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) voted in favor of a strike on Tuesday, after working […]

House Approps Chair Albert opposes spending $7B surplus, cites economic concerns

By: - September 1, 2022

House Appropriations Committee Chair Thomas Albert (R-Lowell) on Thursday voiced his opposition to any supplemental spending this fall. In a statement, Albert said the state should not pursue additional budget allocations until the direction of the economy was more clear.  “There are no guarantees tax revenues will come into state government as previously anticipated,” Albert […]

DHHS reports 143 cases of monkeypox in Michigan

By: - August 24, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported 143 confirmed and suspected cases of monkeypox in a Monday report.  There are 14 counties with confirmed and suspected cases of monkeypox: Bay, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Montcalm, Muskegon, Oakland, Ottawa, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Wayne County currently has the greatest […]

Community risk levels high as Michigan reports 19,414 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

By: - August 23, 2022

Coronavirus risk levels have risen in Michigan as the state reported 19,414 new cases, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,751,201 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 19,414 cases compared to […]

Rep. Johnson asks AG for opinion on community colleges granting four-year degrees

By: - August 19, 2022

State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) has asked Attorney General Dana Nessel to give her opinion on whether the Michigan Constitution allows community colleges to grant baccalaureate degrees.  Allowing community colleges to grant four-year degrees has been debated in the Legislature, but there appears to be a strong argument that the policy is unconstitutional, Johnson said […]

House Democrats slam Republicans for taking most of the summer off

By: - August 18, 2022

Members of the Michigan House Democratic Caucus gathered on the Capitol steps Wednesday afternoon to voice frustrations about the lack of legislative action in recent months. The event was held in response to an announcement that Wednesday’s scheduled legislative session would not include votes or attendance.  “We have critical pieces of legislation that have been […]

Tlaib on Trump: ‘He needs to be held accountable just like anybody else’

By: - August 17, 2022

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) is speaking out about the recent FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. as part of an investigation for possible Espionage Act violations. During a Tuesday interview with the Advance, Tlaib said members of her community were thrilled to hear about the action taken […]

Tlaib advocates for artists with resolution supporting new music streaming royalties

By: - August 17, 2022

Musicians across the nation are rallying behind a new resolution from U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) calling for a new royalty program for online streaming services like Spotify. The resolution, House Concurrent Resolution 102, recognizes the need for a new royalty program that would supply artists with a fairer payment every time their music is […]

Community risk level decreases as Michigan reports 23,165 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

By: - August 16, 2022

Coronavirus cases saw a sizable increase compared to past weeks, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,731,787 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 23,165 cases compared to the previous week’s increase […]

State health dept. lifts no-contact recommendation after Huron River chemical spill

By: - August 15, 2022

After almost two weeks, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has lifted its no-contact recommendation on parts of the Huron River following a chemical spill. On the weekend of July 29, Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom released hexavalent chromium into the Wixom Sewage Treatment Facility, which feeds the Wixom wastewater treatment plan, which […]

How EV charging efforts could shape the future of Michigan recreation and industry

By: - August 14, 2022

While Michiganders pack into their cars to take in the state’s natural beauty and automakers pledge to invest billions in electric vehicles, efforts to support EVs in Michigan could change the way residents travel and play.  As the state plans to expand its network of electric vehicle chargers, including placing charging stations in state and […]

EVs could present new opportunities for outdoor recreation in Michigan

By: - August 14, 2022

Creating an infrastructure for electric vehicles in Michigan could also open up new opportunities for the outdoor recreation industry. As people rediscovered the outdoors through the pandemic, they’re looking for new experiences, said Brad Garmon, director of the Michigan Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. The goal for many companies is to get people to try their […]