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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.

Hundreds gather on Michigan Capitol steps Saturday demanding action to end gun violence

By: - June 12, 2022

Hundreds of students, parents and education professionals filled the capitol lawn Saturday morning calling for solutions to gun violence in response to a spate of mass shootings across the nation. The protest was organized by March For Our Lives, a youth-led movement focused on civic engagement, education and direct action by youth to eliminate gun […]

Officer will be charged in death of Patrick Lyoya, Kent County prosecutor announces

By: - June 9, 2022

On Thursday afternoon, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker announced Officer Christopher Schurr will be charged with one count of second degree murder for shooting and killing 26-year-old Patrick Lyoya during a traffic stop.  Schurr has reportedly turned himself in and will be arraigned in the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids tomorrow, Becker said. Benjamin […]

Experts: Loss of COVID relief could lead to increased hardship for low-income families

By: - June 8, 2022

The pandemic has been marked by economic hardship, as tens of millions of people lost work due to the uncertain and changing circumstances of COVID-19.  As Americans have coped with the effects of the pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau began conducting a survey to measure how households were impacted. Part of the data included whether […]

State reports 25 new COVID-19 outbreaks in schools in the last week

By: - June 6, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that 176 pre-kindergarten-12 schools are reporting new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks as of Tuesday. Of those, 25 K-12 schools in nine counties are experiencing new outbreaks or clusters as of Monday that total 158 COVID-19 cases. The state reports school-and-sports-related COVID-19 outbreaks on a weekly […]

Ballot initiative deadline passes, only payday loan effort submits signatures

By: - June 2, 2022

After months of circulators gathering signatures, the deadline for initiatives to create or amend state law has passed — with only one group submitting signatures for placement on the November ballot. The only submission came from Michiganders for Fair Lending according to Tracy Wimmer, spokesperson for the Michigan Department of State.   Michiganders for Fair Lending […]

State reports 16 new COVID-19 outbreaks in schools in the last week

By: - May 31, 2022

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports that 184 pre-kindergarten-12 schools are reporting new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks as of Tuesday. Of those, 16 K-12 schools in seven counties are experiencing new outbreaks or clusters as of Monday that total 69 COVID-19 cases. The state reports school-and-sports-related COVID-19 outbreaks on a weekly […]