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New bill requring police retraining introduced in Michigan Senate

Senator Winnie Brinks is co-sponsor of a bill requiring all Michigan police officers to complete violence training.

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Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, described the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after police pinned his neck to the ground for several minutes, as an "act of brutality."

"Once again — the words 'I can't breathe.' An act of brutality so elemental, it did more than deny one more black man in America his civil rights and his human rights. It denied his very humanity. It denied him of his life," Biden said Friday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed guidance on its website that houses of worship should limit choir activities — advice that was based on evidence that group singing can spread the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The warning was part of new guidance for leaders of faith-based organizations that the CDC had posted last Friday. It stated that they should:

Kramer, who died May 27, was an early advocate for aggressive research into the HIV virus. He co-founded both the Gay Men's Health Crisis and the protest group ACT UP. Originally broadcast in 1992.

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Today we’re continuing our weekly snapshot of activity around coronavirus and Covid-19 cases in Michigan.


Scientists from around the globe released a report this week warning of the degradation to the world’s large lakes… including those in Michigan.

On today's Morning News Roundup, the case of an Owosso barber who has repeatedly violated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders will go to the Michigan Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the number of daily COVID-19 infections and deaths in Michigan continues to decrease.

A Michigan appeals court rules against an Owosso barber who has remained open against government orders, and public ferry service to Mackinac Island opens up tomorrow. The Evening news roundup brings you up to date with the day's events.

Mecosta county to furlough 78 workers

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The Mecosta County Board of Commissioners will furlough 78 county workers on Friday in efforts to save money and help the workers.

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A Washtenaw county sheriff deputy has been placed on administrative leave as an investigation is conducted into a video recorded incident showing him apparently punching a woman in the head for refusing to leave the scene of a shooting.

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The number of COVID-19 infections in Michigan continues to drop. Speaking at a news conference this afternoon Thursday, the state’s chief medical executive, Doctor Joneigh Khaldun, says there is cause for optimism, but not necessarily celebration.

Midland County Courthouse recovers from flood damage

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The Midland County Courthouse reopened for staff only today. The lowest level of the historic building was submerged in about 18 inches of flood water last week, leaving behind moderate damage. 

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A Michigan Court of Appeals panel says an Owasso barber has to shut down under Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 orders. 


Oscoda residents are raising concerns about a “Do Not Eat” advisory for a local marsh which they say has not been widely publicized.


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