DHHS promotes free COVID test program, offers additional testing options

BY: - September 28, 2023

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is encouraging residents to take advantage of the federal government’s free at-home COVID-19 test program, and is providing information about testing options in the state.  As of Monday, all U.S. residents can sign up to receive up to four free at-home COVID-19 tests per household by […]

In metro Detroit, national AFL-CIO head blasts Trump before his Michigan visit

BY: - September 27, 2023

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on Wednesday visited striking United Auto Workers (UAW) employees in metro Detroit. There, she blasted GOP former President Donald Trump only hours ahead of his visit to Clinton Township at a non-union plant in Macomb County.  “The idea that Donald Trump has ever, or will ever, care about working people is […]

Five injured in hit and run at picketing General Motors facility near Flint

BY: - September 27, 2023

Five individuals on the picket line outside of General Motors’ Flint Processing Center in Swartz Creek were injured in a hit and run Tuesday afternoon, according to the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County. Officers responded to the call at around 4 p.m. Tuesday during which they were informed that an individual in a dark […]

Biden will show his ‘vocal support’ for autoworkers Tuesday on a Michigan UAW picket line

BY: - September 26, 2023

As President Joe Biden is scheduled to arrive in Michigan Tuesday, the White House says the Democrat will demonstrate his “vocal support” for autoworkers by joining UAW members on the picket line in Wayne County. “Over the past decade, auto companies have seen record profits, including over the last few years because of the extraordinary […]

Biden will travel to Michigan on Tuesday to support striking UAW workers

BY: - September 22, 2023

Updated, 6:38 p.m. 9/22/23 President Joe Biden will travel to Michigan next week in a historic show of support for striking Ford, GM and Stellantis UAW workers. “Tuesday, I’ll go to Michigan to join the picket line and stand in solidarity with the men and women of UAW as they fight for a fair share […]

10 Michigan public universities commit to admitting students with 3.0 GPA or higher

BY: - September 22, 2023

Ten of Michigan’s 15 public universities have committed to admitting high school graduates with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher during their fall 2024 admission cycle. Whitmer signs directive aimed at relieving student loan strain for Michiganders Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Northern Michigan University, […]

Senate committee considers prescription drug cost oversight package 

BY: - September 21, 2023

Updated, 4:08 p.m., 9/22/23 A package of bills under consideration by the state Senate Finance, Insurance and Consumer Protection Committee could create an independent board to review prescription drug costs with the aim of lowering prices for Michiganders. Senate Bills 483–485, sponsored by Sens. Veronica Klinefelt (D-Eastpointe), Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) and Kristen McDonald Rivet (D-Bay […]

Michigan Dem reps. set to attend Congressional Black Caucus Conference in D.C.

BY: - September 20, 2023

Democratic state House members are poised to travel this week to the nation’s capital to attend the Congressional Black Caucus’ (CBC) 52nd Annual Legislative Conference held Wednesday through Sunday.  “I am greatly looking forward to this opportunity to convene in D.C.,” said state House Speaker Joe Tate (D-Detroit). “Not only is it a chance to […]

UAW president sets new deadline for automakers, promising additional strikes

BY: - September 19, 2023

Shawn Fain, president of the United Auto Workers union (UAW), on Monday night announced that more locations may be called to join the union’s strike on Friday. The UAW declared a historic strike against all three members of the Big Three automakers at midnight Thursday, after contracts expired with Ford, General Motors and Stellantis.  Sen. […]

Michigan joins other states in challenging Idaho’s near-total abortion ban

BY: - September 18, 2023

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has added her name to a document from 23 other attorneys general who are supporting the Biden’s administration’s legal challenge on Idaho’s laws that essentially ban all abortions. Nessel joined the attorneys general last week in an amicus brief supporting the U.S. Department of Justice’s case against Idaho that the […]

Updated COVID-19 vaccines available in Michigan next week

BY: - September 15, 2023

An updated vaccine formulated to protect against new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 will be available starting next week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) said Thursday. The news comes as COVID cases have ticked upwards in the U.S. in recent weeks, and days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized […]

Anti-abortion Democrat runs for president to show graphic imagery in campaign ads

BY: - September 14, 2023

The morning of March 25, 2022, had started out like any other workday for Terrisa Bukovinac, as she and fellow anti-abortion activist Lauren Handy headed over to protest the Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C. — until they asked the driver of a medical waste truck for a box that would change their lives. Inside that […]