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CMU To Require Boosters


From the Associated Press — Students and staff on campus at Central Michigan University must get a COVID-19 booster shot by January 17. The school announced the mandate Wednesday. It says university community members are required to

Upton Keeping Options Open


Following the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission’s vote on the state’s new congressional maps this week, Congressman Fred Upton is keeping his options open about seeking re-election. In a social media post Wednesday, Upton wrote, “Michigan’s newly drawn

A Look At The New Michigan Legislative Maps


The Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission has approved new legislative district maps for the state, and they would alter southwest Michigan’s districts quite a bit. Starting with the U.S. House map, the commission on Tuesday approved the proposed

Law Encourages Development Of Brownfield Sites


From the Associated Press — Michigan developers with “transformational” plans to redevelop brownfield sites can continue to seek tax incentives after Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature extended the program for an additional five years. The state’s

Controlled Explosions Planned In Grand Rapids


From the Associated Press — Controlled detonations are planned in Grand Rapids as the police department’s bomb squad disposes of explosives and other hazardous materials. The Grand Rapids Police Department says intermittent detonations will be held between

Redistricting Commissioner Explains New Maps


After much debate and scrutiny, the Michigan Redistricting Commission has approved new legislative maps for the next decade. Eight of 13 members of the panel created by a voter-approved constitutional amendment voted for the 13-district Congressional plan.

MDOT Ends Plow Naming Contest


The Michigan Department of Transportation has ended a contest to name some of its plows. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells us about one of the most popular submissions. “”There were some great names,” Schirripa said. “The name