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State House committee approves bill prohibiting vaccine passports

Republicans in the Michigan House Oversight Committee approved a bill that would prevent government entities from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine passport. So far, no Michigan agencies have indicated that they would pursue the use of a vaccine passport.

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It will take several days for the supply chain of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to fully normalize even after the restart of full operations at a critical pipeline that was shut down this month.

Colonial Pipeline said late on Thursday it had brought its entire pipeline system back into operation, noting that "product delivery has commenced to all markets we serve."

The company had to shut down its pipelines after suffering a cyberattack earlier this month, sparking a wave of panic buying that emptied many gas stations across the country's Southeast.

Japan's government moved Friday to put more of the country under a coronavirus state of emergency, as opposition to the Tokyo Olympics becomes more organized and vehement with only 70 days left to go until the opening ceremony.

Retail sales stalled in April as Americans ventured out more to bars and restaurants but spent less on things like clothes or sporting goods.

Data from the Commerce Department on Friday showed retail sales were flat in April from a month earlier.

That's less than the 1% economists had forecast, but the number is still strong given the high level of spending seen in March, which was revised up to show a 10.7% surge in spending compared to the 9.8% increase initially announced.

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As COVID-19 spread, it devastated the older generation, especially at nursing homes and the veteran community.

Some people say they will never unsee what they experienced, as they lost friends and held family members who passed from the virus.

Protesters met at the Michigan Capitol Thursday in opposition to Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline.

The gathering takes place a day after a shutdown deadline ordered by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. 

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Anishinaabe Tribal members led a protest of Line 5 today in Mackinaw City.

It comes as Enbridge Energy continues to operate the oil and gas pipeline a day after Governor Whitmer ordered it to be shut down.

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Republicans in the Michigan House Oversight Committee approved a bill that would prevent government entities from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine passport.

So far, no Michigan agencies have indicated that they would pursue the use of a vaccine passport.

According to a new study by Connecting Mason County, more than half of Mason County residents are unsatisfied with their internet connection, and 12 percent of Mason county households can’t get internet

The non-profit says geography plays a large part in the lack of internet access.

According to a recent study from the University of Michigan, areas with more species of bees have healthier bees.

The study comes as the number of bees and other pollinators around the world continue to decline.

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Health leaders in Northern Michigan said Thursday that they are ready to vaccinate youths ages 12 and up against COVID-19.

The federal Centers for Disease Control gave the go-ahead for the Pfizer vaccine to be used for that age group earlier this week.

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A state Senate committee has issued a subpoena to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for documents related to its COVID-19 response.

Specifically, the Senate Oversight Committee wants documents dealing with the management of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and other congregate care facilities.

Noelle Riley / WCMU News

Our elderly population is finally starting to engage in togetherness after months of isolation due to the coronavirus.

Last week, members of the Senior Center in Cadillac were thrilled to laugh, have lunch and even line dance again.

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It’s a term that frequently makes people uncomfortable according to psychologists. Jim Gerhart, Ph.D., wanted to change that.

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