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Not Forgotten: Assisted living residents reflect on pandemic hardships

COVID-19 wreaked havoc on every sector of society, especially the elderly population. For months, many seniors were confined to assisted living and nursing home facilities. They no longer had visitors because of coronavirus restrictions.

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The Vatican's top enforcer of doctrine has sent a warning to U.S. bishops about a potential proposal by some conservative clergy to deny communion to Catholic election officials who support legislation allowing abortion.

The possible plan could impact President Biden, among other Catholic political figures.

If you had to choose between eating a nice, tender fillet of salmon or ... umm, anchovies ... which would you choose?

You'd probably choose the salmon, right?

Democrats in the House and Senate are introducing legislation Tuesday that would make pandemic-related food benefits for college students permanent. The push is being led by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent,

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James Craig, Detroit's Police Chief, anounces retirement

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There’s a change in leadership coming to the Detroit Police Department. Chief James Craig is retiring. An official announcement is expected on Monday.

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People across Michigan can participate in a new function of the state’s democracy this summer, but it’s part of the state’s newly established Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

The Children's Bookshelf: Keeping the City Going

23 hours ago

This is the Children’s Bookshelf and I’m Sue Ann Martin

KEEPING THE CITY GOING written and illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Brian Floca is a superb picture book written in honor of all the people who kept our cities open during Covid lockdowns. In this case it is the author’s hometown of New York City.

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Three women in their 80s and 90s sat around a table together last month, taking swipes at a bright yellow balloon emblazoned with a smiley face.

Margaret Clark, Diane Chisholm and Betty Doyle were residents at New Hope Valley, an assisted living facility just outside Saginaw.

Michigan Legislature faces shift in work environment

May 10, 2021
Courtesy Michigan.gov

When it comes to Michigan politics the environment is largely male dominated. It’s something some legislators, reporters and political consultants say have contributed to what they call an unsafe climate for women. 

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Michigan National Guard Soldiers who purchased meals out of pocket while they were deployed at the U.S. Capitol are being reimbursed. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill into law today [FRIDAY].

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A commission has recommended salary increases of 2 percent a year for the governor, legislators and other state elected officials.

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is accusing two men of attempting to suppress voter turnout in the November 2020 election. The case is now heading to trial.

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National Republican Party leaders say they now plan to target three incumbent Michigan Democrats in next year’s Congressional elections.

Congressman Dan Kildee was added to that list this week.

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The U.S. Homeland Security Subcommittee conducted a hearing Thursday seeking solutions for addressing the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico Border.


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