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Whitmer: State will distribute 4 million masks

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today (FRI) that a new partnership will help get about 4 (m) million protective face masks to people who might otherwise have trouble procuring them.

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Asif Mehmood moved to his neighborhood in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen back in 1994, shortly after emigrating to Denmark from Pakistan. At the time, few ethnic Danes wanted to live there.

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Beirut continues to reel in the wake of last week's port explosion that destroyed much of the Lebanese capital, killing more than 200 people and wounding thousands more.

The World Health Organization says that over half of the 55 health care facilities in the city that WHO assessed are now unable to function, and care for those who have been wounded and will continue to suffer.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced today (FRI) that a new partnership will help get about 4 (m) million protective face masks to people who might otherwise have trouble procuring them.

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Fall Friday night lights will not be a part of 2020.

University recruited to fight opioid abuse

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The federal government is enlisting Ferris State University to combat opioid abuse in three Western Michigan counties.

Universities prepared to go virtual if necessary

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Michigan State University president Samuel Stanley Jr. says the school is prepared to go fully remote if there’s an outbreak on campus. MSU was featured in a Thursday night NBC News special about how the Coronavirus will impact learning in America.

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The beginning of the school year is almost here in Michigan. But who gets to go back to school and when, isn't clear.  Lawmakers are set to make their recommendation this weekend in a rare Saturday session of the Michigan legislature. 

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Former Grand Traverse County Jail Administrator Todd Ritter was in district court virtually Friday facing four felonies and one misdemeanor. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged him with embezzlement, larceny, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, misconduct in office and willful neglect of duty. Ritter’s bond was set at $50,000 and he faces over 30 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

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A grant will help fund a new transit facility for the Bay Area Transportation Authority.

On today's WCMU Morning News Roundup, we hear from the director of the state Department of Health and Human Services, who testified at a legislative hearing on COVID-19 yesterday. And we'll hear from physicians, who are concerned about students returning to classrooms this fall.


Physicians ask lawmakers to reconsider school legislation

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Physicians in Michigan are asking that state lawmakers consider science when making decisions on in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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