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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.

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. […]

Whitmer again asks Michigan Supreme Court to protect legal abortion

By: - August 4, 2022

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday evening once more urged the Michigan Supreme Court to review a lawsuit she filed in April, asking the Court to determine if the state Constitution protects abortion.  There have been several court actions this week. On Monday morning, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a temporary injunction barring […]

DHHS warns residents after hazardous chromium spill in Huron River watershed

By: - August 3, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human services has issued a warning to southeast Michigan residents after hexavalent chromium was released in the Huron River. At 3:21 p.m. Monday, Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom notified the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) that it had released several thousand gallons of liquid containing […]

Trump-backed Gibbs topples Meijer in 3rd Congressional GOP primary

By: - August 3, 2022

Updated 1:04 p.m. with 6th Congressional District numbers In Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer of Grand Rapids was ousted Tuesday by John Gibbs, who previously worked in the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Trump administration.  Gibbs scored 51.8% with 88% reporting as of 3:03 a.m. Wednesday, according to […]

Stevens drubs Levin in the 11th Congressional Dem primary

By: and - August 3, 2022

In Michigan’s 11th Congressional District Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Waterford Twp.) prevailed Tuesday over fellow Rep. Andy Levin of Bloomfield Township after both incumbents decided to run in the same Oakland County-based district.  The newly drawn 11th District sits in Democratic territory and includes parts of Pontiac, West Bloomfield, Farmington Hills and Troy. […]

Community risk levels rise as Michigan reports 20,173 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

By: - August 2, 2022

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Michigan according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,692,485 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 20,173 cases compared to the previous week’s increase of […]

Sen. Peters stresses need for action in Michigan on PFAS during hearing at MSU

By: and - August 2, 2022

With 224 sites in Michigan, including several military bases, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters called on federal authorities to be more responsive to addressing community concerns over contamination by toxic “forever chemicals.” “Many communities have been waiting far too long for any kind of meaningful action,” Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) said Monday during a hearing at Michigan […]

Sanders rallies with Levin and Tlaib, focuses on economic reform and the Green New Deal

By: - July 30, 2022

With the primary election only days away, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) traveled to Pontiac, rallying Friday with U.S. Reps. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) around issues including health care, climate change and economic reform.  “These are outstanding members of the Congress, who every day are fighting for the rights of working […]