State senate republicans have passed a bill to exempt high school graduation ceremonies from COVID-19 gathering restrictions. This is your news roundup for May 5.  


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is in the opening stages of designing new technology for the state’s child welfare system.

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The Michigan Senate adopted a bill on Wednesday to allow in-person high school graduation ceremonies to take place regardless of state COVID-19 restrictions.

U.S. Senator Gary Peters on COVID-19 Vaccine

May 5, 2021

Grand Traverse County is doing better than most on COVID-19 vaccinations.

Ford Field Vaccination Update

May 5, 2021
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Anyone 18 and older can now get a free single dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccination at Ford Field.