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As the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate, some vaccines could become less effective, which is leading some researchers to work on universal vaccines that could be effective across all strains.

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Libraries plan to offer discontinued Dr. Seuss books

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The state of California updated its plans Friday to allow outdoor events at stadiums, ballparks and theme parks to begin to reopen April 1.

Sports facilities and amusement parks will reopen at reduced capacity, contingent on county-level infection rates. The California Department of Public Health released its Blueprint for a Safer Economy guidelines last August, which has dictated the opening and closing of businesses at the county level ever since.

New York lawmakers voted to strip Gov. Andrew Cuomo of his extraordinary emergency powers on Friday, saying that current COVID-19 circumstances no longer justify the expansive powers Cuomo was granted last year. But the legislation also allows the governor to extend orders he has already issued.

The artist Grimes recently sold a bunch of NFTs for nearly $6 million. An NFT of LeBron James making a historic dunk for the Lakers garnered more than $200,000. The band Kings of Leon is releasing its new album in the form of an NFT.

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The tiny comunity of Alcona in northeast Michigan is one of the first in the country receiving COVID vaccine directly from the federal government under a pilot program. That story and all the day's news in our Evening news roundup for Friday, March 5.  

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As the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate, some vaccines could become less effective, which is leading some researchers to work on universal vaccines that could be effective across all strains.

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What happens when Freedom to Read meets a refusal to publish? Michigan libraries are navigating that right now, after it’s been announced that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist images.

 

Alcona Health Center

A Northern Michigan health care provider has started receiving COVID-19 vaccines directly from the federal government.

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A man who joined a group of secretive Michigan militia men testified today about how they talked about kidnapping Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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Recent comments by male Republican lawmakers at the state Capitol have renewed conversations about misogyny in state government.

Three Lansing police officers will not face criminal charges for excessive use of force in connection with an arrest last year.

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A Michigan State Police trooper is being charged with felonious assault for allowing his police dog to attack a driver for several minutes during a traffic incident last year.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer made a stop in Washington DC on Friday to visit Michigan National Guard troops.

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