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LOCAL NEWS for MON 15MAY21

Two teenage boys have been reported missing in the Tawas City and Sand Lake areas. Bradley is reported by his mother to be 16 years old with brown-blonde hair about 5 foot 6 inches tall with baggy sweat pants and possibly a T-shirt or sweat shirt is from the Tawas area and his friend, Joseph is 17 years old and is reported by his parents to be 5 foot 8 inches tall with dark brown to black hair, wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt or possibly a hoodie. They are accompanied by a medium to large brown and white puppy about 11 months old. School mates report they could be trying to reach California and the parents have reported that the boys have taken quite a few items with them, so their progress may be slowed. Anyone with information is asked to call police. The boys left sometime in the middle of the night between Wednesday and Thursday May 12th and 13th. They are believed to be traveling together.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced over $770,000 dollars in grants to fund scrap tire drop-off events and other tire cleanups.  The grants fund 59 community scrap tire drop-off events in 72 counties in Michigan. In northeast Michigan grantees include: the Northeast Michigan Council of Governments; Arenac Conservation District; Benton Township in Cheboygan County; AuSable and Plainfield Township in Iosco County; Mills Township in Ogemaw County; and in the Thumb, Tuscola County Recycling. Community events provide affordable and convenient tire recycling opportunities to residents. Private property in Arenac and Presque Isle County will also receive grant money for the removal of old tire piles. For more information visit Michigan Dot Gov Slash Scrap Tires.

Alcona County officials recently discussed the County Building.  Alcona County Commissioners recently voted to extend the closure of the County Building in Harrisville. According to the Alcona County Review, commissioners have extended the closure through June 5th. County offices will be open and available for business via email, phone or appointment during regular business hours. Necessary appointments will require a health screening. In addition, office mailboxes are available for drop-off in the main entryway. For more information call 989-724-9410.

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 Fri. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for FRI 14MAY21

An Onaway man has been arrested for criminal sexual conduct in Cheboygan County.  Investigators say 21 year old Cody Hoffmeyer had sexual contact with a minor over a number of years. He faces 11 charges including three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct. He's been denied bond.
(Photo: Hoffmeyer)
 

A deadline for Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac to shut down has passed, but that didn't stop Michigan tribes and others from marching to Enbridge's location and posting an eviction notice there. 9 and 10 News reports that protestors say the risk of an oil leak in the straits of Mackinac is too great.

A woman faces assault charges in Alpena County after police say she tried to run over her boyfriend with her car. State Police were called to an apartment parking lot in Alpena for reports of a Chevy Impala running into other vehicles. 20 year old Kristy Clay said she and her boyfriend got into an argument. He was not hurt but two other vehicles were damaged. (Photo: Clay)

The Alcona County Jail was recently inspected.  The inspection by the Michigan Department of Corrections took place on May 6th. The inspection included a review of the Alcona County Jail's policy and procedures, record keeping, food services and cleanliness. The jail was found to be in full compliance with Administrative Rules for Jails and Lockups. The Inspector's report also noted exceptional documentation and preparation for the inspection. He also found the jail, built in 1962, to be exceptionally clean and well maintained for a jail of its age.

Huron County officials recently discussed a millage proposal.  The Huron County Board of Commissioners voted on a proposed millage for county wide recycling. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, commissioners voted 4-2 against the millage proposal. The millage, if passed by commissioners and put on the ballot, would have been for one mill for five years, raising approximately $2.5 Million dollars in its first year. The funding would have been used for construction, equipment, operation, financing and maintenance for the county recycling program. Commissioners have been discussing a new recycling program for Huron County since Thumb Industries closed down its program last summer.

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 Thu. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for THU 13MAY21

District Health Department Number Two is planning a change in locations for COVID-19 mass vaccinations.  The District Health Department will no longer use Hale’s Eagle Point Plaza as a mass vaccination site. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the Health Department will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations at their county office locations as walk-in appointments. Jay O’Farrell, Chairperson of the District Health Department Number Two Board said any vaccine appointments for the Moderna and Pfizer second doses will be honored at Eagle Point Plaza. District Health Department Number Two has offices in Tawas City, West Branch, Standish, Harrisville and Mio. For more information visit DHD2.org.

Ascension St. Joseph Hospital recently recognized one of their nurses.  Ascension St. Joseph Hospital honored one of their nurses with the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Dawn Krumm, an obstetrics and labor nurse, who works with pregnant mothers and babies at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, was nominated by co-workers Deidra Barclay RN and Jeanette Moran RN. The award is part of the Daisy Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day. Krumm was presented with the award in front or co-workers and family on May 6th, which was National Nurses Day.  (Ascension Courtesy Photo: Krumm)

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Division of Environmental Health recently launched the PFAS in Firefighters of Michigan Surveillance project. During this multi-year project, Michigan firefighters’ average exposure to PFAS will be assessed. PFAS chemicals are commonly found in Class B firefighting foams used to fight fires involving gasoline, oil and jet fuel. The project is currently in the process of recruiting career and volunteer firefighters who work for airport fire stations in Michigan, as well as randomly selected municipal fire departments across Michigan. Seven departments are participating in the first year of the PFOMS project, including those in Tuscola, Alcona, Lenawee, Ingham, Wayne, Allegan and Oakland counties. Over the course of the next three years, plans are to recruit between 600 and 900 firefighters to participate.

Another popular northern Michigan festival is planning to return after canceling in 2020. The Gaylord Alpenfest will take place July 13th - 17th but there will be some changes due to the pandemic. The Alpenfest Board made the announcement on its Facebook page stating the group partnered with the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce to provide a safe and fun smaller version of the festival. The carnival will have a fully vaccinated staff, crafters, and concerts each night. Masking and social distancing will still be required. The cancellation of Alpenfest last year marked the first time in 56 years that the festival was not held in the Gaylord area.

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 Wed. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for WED 12MAY21

Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old in Saginaw last night. State Police say the teen was walking past a store when they were shot and taken to an area hospital. Anyone with information should call police.

In Saginaw, a staffing shortage is causing the city's bus system to stop running some routes. The Saginaw Transit Authority Regional Services will provide no bus service on Saturdays because it doesn't have enough workers. The system has been running reduced hours since a COVID-19 spike in April. The executive director says the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the workforce.

West Branch residents will see the end of a moratorium on late fees.  The West Branch City Council discussed water late fees and shut-offs. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, the council had extended the moratorium until the end of May due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Beginning next month late fees and shut-offs will be reinstated. Customers at least sixty days past due on the June billing will be notified and will need to bring their account up to date. A final notice to remind West Branch customers will go out in this month’s water service billing. Any residents with questions are asked to call West Branch City Hall at 345-0500.

Comins Township officials recently discussed the condition of sidewalks in Fairview.  The Comins Township Board will proceed with a project to improve and connect sidewalks in Fairview. According to the Oscoda County Herald, the project calls for standard six foot sidewalks to be constructed and older, narrower sidewalks will be replaced. Also gaps without sidewalks will be filled. The project is expected to cost approximately $329,000 dollars with the first phase costing around $110,000 dollars. Funding for the Fairview sidewalk project will come from the Comins Township General Fund.

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North Star League
Varsity Track Meet at
Whittemore Prescott:

Boy’s Varsity:

1.     Alcona 175
2.     Whittemore Prescott 50
3.     Rogers City 45
4.
     Mio AuSable 15
5.     Oscoda 6

Girl’s Varsity:

1.     Alcona 134
2.     Rogers City 51
3.
     Whittemore Prescott 46
4.     Mio AuSable 1

Girl’s Soccer:
Petoskey 7  Alpena 1
Cheboygan 1  Clare 0
Elkton Pigeon Bayport Laker 3  Capac 0

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 Tue. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for TUE 11MAY21


The owner of a Gaylord restaurant that was forced to close after defying state orders on in-person dining, has filed a lawsuit against Governor Whitmer and the state health department. Ian Murphy and his Iron Pig Smokehouse claim the state agencies lacked the legal authority to impose restrictions in response to the pandemic. Murphy defied the protocols and eventually had his liquor license and food permit suspended.

Huron Community Bank recently announced staffing changes.  Huron Community Bank, headquartered in Tawas City, recently announced Lisa Castle is the new Commercial Loan Officer. Over her time with Huron Community Bank, Castle has worked closely with commercial loan processors, and will now utilize her experience in the lead role in loan review for commercial and mortgage loans. Castle also looks to assist loan processors and lenders in simplifying procedures with the use of today’s technology. Huron Community Bank also recently announced the promotion of Jennifer Jackson and Chrissy Allen to Retail Banking Managers. Jackson has a great deal of experience both as a branch manager and loan officer that will assist her in the new role. Allen has been with Huron Community Bank for 26 years, starting out as a part-time teller and has demonstrated her commitment to exceeding customer’s financial needs in every department. 

Huron County officials are working on an ordinance amendment dealing with land use.  The Harbor Beach City Council is finalizing an amendment that would allow property to be used for a variety of uses. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, the ordinance amendment deals with the former Detroit Edison site. Harbor Beach Mayor, Gary Booms, said the site is currently zoned industrial, which would not allow perspective buyers to use it for any other purpose. The land, which has several acres of lake frontage will be rezoned. After rezoning it can be divided for residential, recreational or commercial purposes. The amendment will allow for flexibility of design on large scale parcels, not possible under conventional zoning ordinances.  

You can get an elk or bear license application now through June 1st. You can also get a Pure Michigan Hunt application, which offers a chance at licenses to hunt elk, bear, spring and fall turkey and antlerless deer, and first pick at a managed waterfowl hunt area. Plus blinds, sleds, rifles, shotguns and more, worth thousands, go home with the three lucky hunters each year.

Local Sports

Boy’s Baseball:
AuGres-Sims 14  Posen 7
Trevor Hoffman winning pitcher

AuGres-Sims 16  Posen 9
Cole Pendred winning pitcher
Evan Saunders the save in both games

Hale 6  Atlanta 1
Atlanta 8  Hale 4
Croswell Lexington 14  Imlay City 0

Girl’s Softball:
Oscoda 21  Alcona 8
Oscoda 17  Alcona 6
Harbor Beach 6  Marlette 2
Harbor Beach 10  Marlette 4

Girl’s Soccer:
Tawas 3  Oscoda 1
Ogemaw Heights 2  Gladwin 1
Standish Sterling 2  Ithaca 2
Houghton Lake 6  Roscommon 0
Almont 9  Croswell Lexington 1

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STATE NEWS for FRI 14MAY21

Michigan legislators have approved mid-year spending bills, including billions of federal Coronavirus relief to boost pay for frontline government workers, give an incentive to unemployed people to return to work and upgrade infrastructure. Under a $3.3 billion plan sent to the Senate by the Republican-led House, some federal funding would go toward payroll costs and free up state dollars to pay the Flint water crisis settlement -  instead of borrowing - and partially replenish an unemployment benefits fund. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration questioned the bill, saying federal guidance states COVID-19 funds cannot be used to pay down debt and finance legal settlements.

-Latest COVID-19 Stats-

Michigan health officials reported just over 2-thousand more confirmed cases of Coronavirus and 112 additional related deaths on Thursday. 73 of those deaths were found in a review of the state death certificate database. Michigan has now recorded over 871-thousand total virus cases since it was first detected here 14 months ago and 18,467 deaths. On Wednesday, labs tested almost 40-thousand samples for the virus and 2,552 were positive, which works out to 6.39%. That’s the lowest positivity rate since March 17th.

A young mother has been killed in a crash in Mount Morris Township , north of Flint, and her baby was injured. Police say the 19-year-old woman was driving at a high rate of speed Thursday when she hit the back of an MTA bus that was stopped. She was killed and her three month old baby ,in the back seat in a car seat ,was taken to the hospital. Police say the baby is expected to be okay. They believe speed and distracted driving were factors in the crash because there were no marks to indicate that she hit her brakes.

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency plans to restart the work search requirement for those receiving benefits, meaning unemployed people must prove they’re looking for work if they want to keep getting benefits. The requirement was stopped in March 2020 when the pandemic began. UIA officials say they will begin enforcing the requirement starting sometime “soon.” An exact date has not been set, but it will become mandatory again sometime in late May. The work search requirement applies to everyone on unemployment, including state and federal programs.

A Macomb County man, who was arrested and charged in connection with the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, is due for another court appearance today. Fifty-sixyear- old James Allen Mels of Shelby Township, a veteran, was charged in February with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He has denied taking part in the violence, although he did take selfies of himself in the Capitol during the incident. He is being represented by a public defender and faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

State officials are warning that fire danger is high around Michigan and residents should be careful with campfires, debris burning and other activities The Forest Resources Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says even though the landscape is green, forests and grasses are very dry. A fire can escape and move quickly due to the dry air and dry fuels. Fuels includes things such as dry grass, brush and downed tree branches. If you plan to burn yard debris, first check Michigan.gov/BurnPermit or with your local municipality to ensure burning is permitted in your area. Keep your fire at least 10 feet away from logs, stumps or other debris and make sure no branches are hanging overhead.

There's a new look at the potential match up between Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Police Chief James Craig, should he choose to challenge her as a Republican candidate. The poll from Target Insyght finds Whitmer leading Craig by six percentage points. She would beat Republican businessman John James by ten points, according the poll. As for top issues in the state.  The poll found Coronavirus down at number five, with taxes, the economy and roads leading the list.

The International Bridge Walk & Bicycle Parade has been canceled for this year. Organizers say they are canceling the walk because of the pandemic and the closure of the U.S.-Canada border to non-essential travel. The Walk is usually held the last Saturday in June at the bridge in Sault Ste. Marie.

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STATE NEWS for THU 13MAY21

A big push starts today to get kids 12 to 15 vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Mona Hanna- ttisha, who shed light on the Flint water crisis, is having her 12 and 15- ear old daughters vaccinated with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine today. It's now been authorized for emergency use in this age group by the FDA. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will have her daughters vaccinated on camera during a virtual news conference this morning.

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State lawmakers are continuing a discussion today on the potential impact of a federal vaccine passport. Legislation before the House Oversight Committee would preemptively ban digital vaccine passports from government entities in Michigan. The bill would make it a violation for a government building to require proof of vaccination status. Vaccine passports are banned in several states, including Texas, Florida, Arizona and Indiana.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun provided an update on vaccine rollout and the MI Vacc to Normal Challenge. The Governor praised Michigan’s progress on vaccinations. Michigan has reached the first milestone of the ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ plan, and the Governor anticipates that MIOSHA will take action allowing offices to allow in-person work on May 24th. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have also decreased since mid-April. She encourages Michiganders who have not gotten vaccinated yet to get their shots as soon as possible.

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Good news for young campers this year as many are expected to return to their favorite sites, but with some restrictions. In preparation for summer camps, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released their ‘Guidelines for Camp Operations during COVID-19‘. Many of the guidelines mimic school guidelines and require a ‘COVID-19 Response Plan’. This includes monitoring symptoms, social distancing, hygiene, the use of PPE, communication protocol, and isolation procedures if someone tests positive on-site. Campers ages 5 and up, as well as staff, parents, and visitors are required to wear a cloth covering when in cabins and classrooms, or any other indoor activity.

-And-

Congressman Dan Kildee has announced nearly $95 million from the American Rescue Plan, which he supported and helped pass, in emergency funding for colleges, universities and students throughout mid- Michigan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness and other hardship. A total of nearly $95 million dollars will be distributed to colleges and universities in mid-Michigan. Those receiving assistance include Baker College, Delta College, Kettering University, Mott Community College, Saginaw Valley State University and U of M Flint.

-Latest COVID-19 Stats-

There were just under 2,200 new cases of Coronavirus reported on Wednesday. The state health department also reported 17 new deaths. This comes as the state closes in a one million confirmed cases since the pandemic began. Just over 2200 remain hospitalized with the virus.

A group of Republican state lawmakers are announcing an effort today to support law enforcement across Michigan. House Republicans say the new legislation and budget priorities would strengthen the criminal justice system and expand community policing statewide. It would also help departments with recruitment and retention efforts.

Human trafficking and other charges have been dropped against the wife of a former Kalamazoo Pastor, Jazmonique Strickland. She had also been charged with three counts of third degree criminal conduct and child sexual abusive activity. The victim testified at a preliminary hearing, saying he was never forced into sexual acts with Mrs. Strickland, but said he did it for money offered by her husband Strick Strickland. The former pastor at Second Baptist Church in Kalamazoo still faces 11 charges.  (Photo: Strickland)

Students in a south Michigan school district are learning from home through at least the rest of the week because of a lack of bus drivers. It's the Marshall school district, just outside of Battle Creek. Superintendent Randy Davis says many drivers have been quarantined because of COVID-19 exposure and there aren't enough substitutes. He acknowledged that families had to arrange child care with little notice.

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for four Michigan companies preparing to grow operations, expand product lines, and improve efficiencies. The projects are expected to create several new jobs and increase demand for products grown and produced in the state. The companies involved include Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery of Redford Charter Township, Carbon Green BioEnergy LLC of Lake Odessa, Coulter’s Farm Properties LLC of New Era and Cultured Ferments Co. LLC of Traverse City. The Food and Agriculture Investment Program provides financial support for food and agriculture projects that help expand food and agriculture processing to enable growth in the industry and Michigan’s economy.

The Farmington Hills Nature Center is asking for your help in preventing the spread of European frog-bit, one of Oakland County’s newest invasive plant species. This free-floating aquatic plant resembles a miniature water lily with quarter-sized leathery leaves and flowers with three white petals. It’s been found in Novi and Northville and will undoubtedly soon find its way to Farmington Hills. Frog-bit can form dense mats on the water’s surface that impede boat and waterfowl movement and can also limit light and oxygen availability in the body of water that it invades. The Oakland County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and the Huron and Rouge River Watershed Councils are requesting permission to survey local ponds or wetlands to look for frog-bit.

More improvements are expected at Berlin Raceway in Marne (Marn). M-Live reports that's after it won the Advance My Track Challenge in an online poll and won 50- thousand dollars. Berlin Raceway had already announced it was adding a courtyard area, an extended Mini-wedge track and a Brickyard Lounge.

These caterpillars might look cool, but the DNR says they can wreak havoc on Michigan's forests. The agency says residents across the state may start to notice the loss of leaves on oak, aspen and maple trees because of gypsy moth caterpillars. The leaf- ating caterpillars are hairy, up to 2 inches long and have a pattern of blue and dark-red spots. A large population in 2020 may lead to more caterpillars hatching this spring across Lower Michigan. They'll become more visible within the next month and persist through mid-July.

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STATE NEWS for WED 12MAY21

A northern Michigan county has become the first county in Michigan to reach the 70% vaccination mark. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services vaccine website, Leelanau County reached the milestone on Monday. When it comes to vaccination rates within northern Michigan counties, Grand Traverse County comes in second with 63.39% and Emmet County comes in third with 62.90%. In an effort to get more county residents the COVID-19 vaccine, the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department will be holding several pop-up vaccine clinics throughout the week.

-Latest COVID-19 Stats-

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of Michigan is now 867,341 with total deaths at 18,338. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported 1,992 more cases and 99 more deaths on Tuesday.

Today's the day that Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered that the Line 5 pipeline shut down in the Straits of Mackinac.  Whitmer and many others are concerned about the environmental impact if there's a spill or leak from Line 5. Pipeline owner Enbridge says they will not stop operating the pipeline unless ordered by a court or their regulator. It says Line 5 is operating safely, reliably and is in compliance with the law. The issue is in the courts. People are lining up on both sides with republican members of the state house discussing the economic impact of shutting it down later this morning. Environmental activists & others will rally in Detroit this evening to call for the shutdown of Line 5.

Former UAW President Dennis Williams has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in the union's corruption scandal... Williams choking back tears as he apologized to his family and to union members, but also said his life and time as UAW President was about more than his actions. Prosecutors who wanted a slightly longer sentence are saying those actions dwarf any good works. The UAW saying Williams put his personal and self interest above those of the members. (Photo: Williams)

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STATE NEWS for TUE 11MAY21

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited 51 workplaces for violating COVID-19 protocols. M-Live reports there were fines at four hospitals from workers dying of COVID-19. The fines were at Children's Hospital if Michigan, Henry Ford Hospital, Sinai Grace and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Other workplaces fined include: Birchwood Meadows senior living in Mount Morris, Buddy's Pizza in Shelby Township, and Champion Bus in Imlay City.

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Michigan has surpassed a 55 percent COVID-19 vaccination rate, which will trigger a big change in allowing people to go back to the office in a couple of weeks. Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the next step in the plan is when we hit 60-percent vaccinations, which will allow for more people at sporting events and gyms and would lift the curfew on bars. For more than  a year, businesses were required to have employees who can work from home, do so.

-Lt. Governor Second Dose-

On Monday, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist received a second dose of the safe and effective Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the community vaccine site at Berston Field House in Flint, where he launched the ‘Making Real Change’ tour to promote vaccinations across the state. The ‘Making Real Change’ tour will highlight the administration’s continued efforts to flatten and eliminate racial disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on what the state has learned to apply those lessons to equitably administering vaccines; and what the state doing to build the resilience required to close racial disparities in health and other areas within communities. The Making Real Change Tour will also make stops in Saginaw, Grand Rapids, and Detroit.

-No More Testing-

If you work in a long-term care facility and are fully vaccinated, you will no longer have to be tested regularly for COVID-19. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, fully vaccinated staff at skilled nursing facilities, homes for the aged and adult foster care facilities licensed to care for 13 or more individuals no longer have to be routinely tested. The health department said this reflects the current guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To date more than 289,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to long-term care patients and staff.

On Tuesday, the Drive SAFE (Safety, Access, Freedom and the Economy) bills will be reintroduced in the Michigan House. The bills would restore drivers’ licenses for over 100,000 immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, which every Michigan resident had a right to until 2008. Companion bills were introduced in the Michigan Senate earlier this week. Bill sponsors and impacted community members will be hosting a virtual press conference at 12:30 to discuss the bills and their importance to Michigan communities. They say it’s time we pass these bills and provide immigrants with the dignity and respect they deserve, while improving road safety and boosting state revenue at the same time.

Congressman Dan Kildee issued the following statement after labor and human rights organizations filed the first Rapid Response Labor Mechanism under the U.S.-Mexico- Canada Agreement for potential labor violations in Mexico: “We must enforce trade deals for agreements like the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement to work properly. Failure to protect labor rights, either by governments or corporations, must be swiftly addressed. I supported replacing NAFTA in part because of strong labor enforcement provisions like the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism. As a member of Ways and Means Committee and Trade Subcommittee, I will continue to work tirelessly to make sure we enforce this agreement and ensure that Mexico lives up to its commitments.”

Did you cash your latest stimulus check? In Michigan, more than 46-thousand residents didn't, or have yet to. According to data released this week by the IRS to Newsweek, just under one-half of one-percent of checks sent to the qualified population in Michigan have gone unclaimed or un-cashed. That percentage was the fourth-highest per capita in the country. It is unclear exactly why so many checks were not cashed. Some factors may include checks being sent to someone who died, or a check being sent to an incorrect address.

Triple A is predicting more people will hit the road this year for Memorial Day weekend. Nationwide, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more between May 27th and the 31st. That's a 60 percent increase from last year. In Michigan, more than 1 million residents are expected to take a trip during the holiday weekend. That's almost a 57 percent increase from last year, when fewer than 700- thousand residents traveled, due to the pandemic.

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STATE NEWS for MON 10MAY21

The weekly number of Coronavirus cases in Michigan has dropped for a third straight week. The state Health Department reporting just over 18- housand new cases last week. That's down about 7-thousand from the previous week. The number of people hospitalized has also dropped over the past week. Just over 25- undred patients are currently hospitalized, that's down almost 600 over the past week.

-Meanwhile-

Michigan is inching closer to the number of residents vaccinated to begin lifting more restrictions. The state says, as of Friday, 54-percent of adults 16 and up have gotten at least one COVID-19 shot. That puts Michigan close to a 55 percent benchmark Governor Gretchen Whitmer says is needed to allow in-person work in offices. The reopening step will happen two weeks after the milestone is reached.

Charging up Michigan. Governor Whitmer has announced 32 new locations that have been approved for grants to install fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. The governor's office says that adds 88 charging outlets along key travel routes throughout the state. Since the launch of the "Charge Up Michigan program," the state has allocated over four-million dollars for chargers at 76 locations. Each charging station has at least two outlets, allowing multiple vehicles to charge. More than half of the approved direct current fast charger projects have been installed and are operational, making them publicly available for EV drivers at any time.

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Mid Michigan Health has begun contacting eligible patients by phone to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. With the vaccine in high demand and the supply limited, early clinics filled quickly. Paul Berg, president of the Mid Michigan Physicians Group said with proper plans in place, they were able to begin calling eligible patients in an orderly fashion to schedule their vaccine. Berg said he advises everyone to take the time to learn more about the vaccine and how it will help in the fight against COVID-19. Those interested in the latest information on the vaccine distribution can visit MidMichigan.org/COVIDVaccine.

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Friday, May 14, 2021

New 'Saw' reboot starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson(!!?) released in theaters

Multiple Smithsonian museums reopen, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Portrait Gallery, and Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery, following their closure due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

NBA games:
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Washington Wizards
Denver Nuggets @ Detroit Pistons
Orlando Magic @ Philadelphia 76ers
Utah Jazz @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Sacramento Kings @ Memphis Grizzlies
Toronto Raptors @ Dallas Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston Rockets
New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State Warriors

MLB games:
Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox
San Francisco Giants @ Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers
New York Mets @ Tampa Bay Rays
Philadelphia Phillies @ Toronto Blue Jays
Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros
Oakland Athletics @ Minnesota Twins
Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds @ Colorado Rockies
Washington Nationals @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners
St. Louis Cardinals @ San Diego Padres
Miami Marlins @ Los Angeles Dodgers

NHL game:
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Winnipeg Jets
May 14, 2021 | 8:00PM EDT
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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Preakness Stakes, second horse race in annual Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Embattled Medina Spirit got a surprise win in the first race of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, although analysts are split over whether he is favorite for the Preakness. Medina has been cleared to race in the Preakness as long as he passes three drug tests in the build-up after testing positive for 21 pico-grams of anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone,

NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begin
Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals, in the first of seven match-ups between these teams. Unlike in previous years, this season, four teams advance from each of the four divisions, with the top seed facing the fourth seed and No. 2 taking on No. 3. The winners will then face off before the champions of each division meet in the semifinals

NBA games:
Chicago Bulls @ Brooklyn Nets
Los Angeles Lakers @ Indiana Pacers
Miami Heat @ Milwaukee Bucks
Boston Celtics @ Minnesota Timberwolves
Charlotte Hornets @ New York Knicks
Phoenix Suns @ San Antonio Spurs

MLB games:
New York Mets @ Tampa Bay Rays
Oakland Athletics @ Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers
San Francisco Giants @ Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Phillies @ Toronto Blue Jays
Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox
Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds @ Colorado Rockies
Washington Nationals @ Arizona Diamondbacks
St. Louis Cardinals @ San Diego Padres
Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners
Miami Marlins @ Los Angeles Dodgers

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

69th Miss Universe competition, with contestants from 90 countries judged in four categories: swimsuit, evening gown, interview and final statement. Miss USA, Asya Branch, represents the U.S.

20th anniversary of the movie 'Shrek' being released.

Final day of NBA regular season:
Houston Rockets @ Atlanta Hawks
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Brooklyn Nets
Milwaukee Bucks @ Chicago Bulls
Miami Heat @ Detroit Pistons
Memphis Grizzlies @ Golden State Warriors
Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves
Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans
Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks
LA Clippers @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic @ Philadelphia 76ers
Denver Nuggets @ Portland Trail Blazers
Utah Jazz @ Sacramento Kings
Phoenix Suns @ San Antonio Spurs
Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors
Charlotte Hornets @ Washington Wizards * Suspended in 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic * New 'Play-In' tournament begins 18 May, to determine the seventh and eighth seeds for the Play-Offs * Teams having already qualified for the postseason include the Sixers, Nets, Bucks, Hawks, Heat, Knicks, Celtics, Hornets, Pacers, Jazz, Suns, Clippers, Nugs, Mavs, Trail Blazers, Lakers, Warriors, Grizzlies, and Spurs, with the Wizards and Bulls competing for the final spot

MLB games:
San Francisco Giants @ Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Phillies @ Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Angels @ Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs @ Detroit Tigers
New York Mets @ Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers @ Houston Astros
Oakland Athletics @ Minnesota Twins
Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox
Atlanta Braves @ Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds @ Colorado Rockies
Washington Nationals @ Arizona Diamondbacks
Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners
Miami Marlins @ Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals @ San Diego Padres

NHL game
Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Federal Tax Day, extended from April 15.

Court hearing for former Brooklyn Center, MN, Police Officer Kimberly Potter, charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright

43rd Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees: choreographer and actress Debbie Allen; singer-songwriter Joan Baez; country singer-songwriter Garth Brooks; violinist Midori; and actor Dick Van Dyke.

65th birthday of Sugar Ray Leonard, American former professional boxer. Often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, he competed from 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in five weight divisions. Leonard was part of 'The Fabulous Four', a group of boxers who all fought each other throughout the 1980s.

World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) publish estimates, covering the period between 2000 and 2016, on deaths caused globally from heart disease and stroke attributable to long working hours.

MLB games:
San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds
New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves
Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers
Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels
Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres
Detroit Tigers @ Seattle Mariners

NHL Stanley Cup playoffs continue:
Boston Bruins @ Washington Capitals
Nashville Predators @ Carolina Hurricanes
St. Louis Blues @ Colorado Avalanche * Unlike in previous years, this season four teams advance from each of the four divisions, with the top seed facing the fourth seed and No. 2 taking on No. 3. The winners will then face off before the champions of each division meet in the semifinals * Postponed in 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

President Biden visits Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan

Webby Awards, known as the 'Oscars of the Internet', honoring the year's best websites, online films and videos, adverts and mobile sites, with acceptance speeches limited to five words in length.

70th anniversary of the United Nations moving to its current location in the iconic building in Manhattan

MLB games:
San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds
Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles
Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves
Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins
Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers @ Kansas City Royals
Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels
Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics
Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres
Detroit Tigers @ Seattle Mariners

NHL game
Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

5th anniversary of EgyptAir flight MS804 disappearing after leaving Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, bound for Cairo International Airport. It was later discovered that the plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 66 people on board. No mayday call was received by air traffic control, though signals were transmitted shortly before it disappeared from radar that smoke had been detected in the avionics bay and in one of the aircraft's lavatories

MLB games:
Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota Twins
Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds
Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles
Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves
Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers
Cleveland Indians @ Los Angeles Angels
Milwaukee Brewers @ Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics
Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Detroit Tigers @ Seattle Mariners

NHL playoff game:
Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

World Bee Day
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged countries and individuals to do more to protect bees and other pollinators or risk a sharp drop in food diversity. Bees are under great threat from the combined effects of climate change, intensive agriculture, pesticides, biodiversity loss and pollution

103rd PGA Championship - second major golf tournament of the season.

Secretary of State Blinken attends Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Iceland

MLB games:
San Francisco Giants @ Cincinnati Reds
Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers
Washington Nationals @ Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros @ Oakland Athletics
Minnesota Twins @ Los Angeles Angels
Miami Marlins @ Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates @ Atlanta Braves
Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays
Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers

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Friday, May 21, 2021

President Biden welcomes South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the White House

Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey's mental health docu-series 'The Me You Can't See' on Apple TV+

MLB games:
Baltimore Orioles @ Washington Nationals
Boston Red Sox @ Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago White Sox @ New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays @ Toronto Blue Jays
Minnesota Twins @ Cleveland Indians
New York Mets @ Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates @ Atlanta Braves
Houston Astros @ Texas Rangers
Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals
Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals
Arizona Diamondbacks @ Colorado Rockies
Oakland Athletics @ Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants
Seattle Mariners @ San Diego Padres

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Every year, tons of trash is illegally dumped in Michigan's forests. Want to help clean it up? Join the
Adopt-a-Forest program and help to keep our woods, water and trails beautiful.

Michigan invasive carp challenge announcement

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