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Todd A. Heywood

Todd A. Heywood

Todd Heywood is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years of experience. He's worked in print, online, radio and television. His reporting has been cited by the U.S. House of Representatives as well as in the United Nations reports on HIV. He's an avid vintage Star Wars collector and lives in Lansing with his three dogs.

Andiamo owner leading charge to defy COVID-19 order netted at least $1.8M in PPP funds

By: - December 1, 2020

Updated, 4:44 p.m., 12/2/20 As Michigan closes in on 10,000 fatalities from the COVID-19 pandemic, metro Detroit businessman Joe Vicari is calling on restaurants across the state to defy any additional health restrictions. Earlier this year, the owner of the Andiamo chain received more than $1 million in federal pandemic funding. “Our industry cannot survive […]

Gonorrhea cases increase in Michigan, causing alarm

By: - November 30, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is raising alarms about a 22% increase in gonorrhea cases.  In 2019, Michigan reported 18,264 gonorrhea infections. This annual number has already been surpassed as of Oct. 31, pointing to a 22% increase in reported gonorrhea infections for 2020, the department said in a press release.  […]