Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davidson

Kyle Davidson was 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.

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 […]

Lawmakers, activists call for stronger pollution regulations following Huron River chemical spill

By: - August 10, 2022

More than 100 people gathered on the banks of the Huron River in Milford Wednesday to call for action and accountability in the aftermath of a chemical spill into the river system.  Representatives from Clean Water Action, the Environmental Council of Huron Valley stood alongside lawmakers, local officials, business owners and residents, demanding stronger polluter […]

Community risk level rises to high as Michigan reports 20,173 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

By: - August 9, 2022

Community risk levels are rising across Michigan as coronavirus cases continue to increase, according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,708,622 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 16,137 cases compared to the […]

Dingell calls for EPA to act on Huron River spill

By: - August 9, 2022

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Ann Arbor) is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) assistance in Southeast Michigan following a chemical spill into the Huron River.  During the weekend of July 30, Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom, Michigan released industrial chemicals containing hexavalent chromium into the sewer system leading to the Wixom wastewater treatment facility. The […]

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Diseases may return amid decrease in childhood vaccinations, family physicians warn 

By: - August 8, 2022

As a new school year is about to begin, physicians from across the state on Monday encouraged families to vaccinate their children to prevent the spread and return of diseases like measles, mumps and polio.  Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a national decrease in childhood and adult vaccinations. This trend […]

Early results show no signs of contamination following Huron River hexavalent chromium spill

By: - August 4, 2022

Following reports of a hexavalent chromium spill in the Huron River on Monday, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) has begun testing at multiple sites in the river system.  Hexavalent chromium is a known carcinogen and can cause multiple negative health effects through contact with skin, or when inhaled or ingested. […]