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Health departments turn down vaccine shipments from state because of low demand

Health departments in Michigan have begun turning down vaccine allocations from the state because they’re unable to find enough people willing to get the shots.

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MUMBAI, India — India's top diplomat and his entourage have been forced to self-isolate, participating in a G-7 foreign ministers meeting only virtually — from hotel rooms near the venue in London — after at least two members of the Indian delegation tested positive for the coronavirus.

Of all the aches and pains I spend my days investigating as a family doctor, none seem to be as anxiety-provoking as a headache. And that's often true, both for patients wondering, "could this be something dangerous?" and for clinicians trying to get to the root of pain that can be totally unexplained, and yet completely debilitating.

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Facebook was justified in its decision to suspend then-President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the company's Oversight Board said on Wednesday.

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Major worker shortages in the tool and die industry could spell trouble for auto manufacturing in the US.

A recent study from the Center for Automotive Research says more than three-quarters of workers in the tool and die industry are 45 years or older.

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The state legislature is resurrecting legislation to end mandatory, unlimited medical benefits for car crash victims. 

Proponents of the current system say the law makes sure victims are taken care of. But Republicans have been trying for years to scale back the coverage for catastrophic car crash victims.

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After stops and starts, the state Legislature has finally adopted a bill to send $100 million dollars to Flint to replace lead pipes and other water infrastructure.

The U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to review a case claiming the Michigan Emergency Manager Law violates the federal Voting Rights Act.

The move comes after a decision this week by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to order an amicus brief be filed with the nation’s high court reviewing a lawsuit against the Governor’s office.

Agustin Arbulu is the Director of the Michigan Office of Civil Rights. He said the lawsuit against the Governor’s office claims voter’s rights are being violated.

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Michigan residents are being urged to volunteer in service of veterans as part of National Volunteer Week, running through April 29th.

John Kleindienst is the National Director of Voluntary Services for DAV. He said through local veteran assistance programs volunteers can help with a number of things. “Grocery shopping, running traditional errands for veterans in their community, doing yard work, painting veterans homes. Those are just a few needs that our volunteers can help with

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A bill allowing parents to give up their baby anonymously passed the house with unanimous support this week. 

The bill expands on a law from 2000 that allowed parents to give up their children at police stations, hospitals, or fire stations within 72 hours without penalty. 

Second Amendment advocates flock to State Capitol

Apr 27, 2017

Wednesday was the annual Second Amendment March in Lansing. Gun enthusiasts took to the Capitol for speeches and mass open-carrying of firearms.

 

According to the march’s website, they met for a, “peaceful gathering to demonstrate the political strength of Michigan’s legal gun owners and Second Amendment advocates.”

 

A dog in Michigan is not considered legally dangerous until it bites or attacks someone. That’s the word from the state Court of Appeals.

 

An Eaton County couple was charged with knowingly owning a dangerous animal after their dog, Roscoe, got through a fence and attacked a lawn care worker employed by a neighbor. The dog was shot to death by a police officer called to the scene, who said he felt threatened.

 

It’s going to be a quicker trip for many people traveling between southern and northern Michigan. Beginning next week, speed limits parts of I-75, US-127, and US-131 will go from 70 miles an hour to 75.

  In the wake of restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic, Central Michigan University is rescheduling its spring commencement ceremonies.

The university says graduation will be held the weekend of August 15. Commencement was originally planned for May 9. 

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