Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, originally issued March 24, 2020, was extended until April 30. The order was originally intended to expire April 13.
Violators are subject to fines up to $1,000, increased from the original maximum of $500 and jail sentences up to 90 days via a misdemeanor charge. Businesses that defy the order will be subject to penalties determined by their licensing agencies.
Data collected by the U.S. Department of Labor in Michigan from the week ending April 4 reveals one of the steepest unemployment increases in the nation.
More than 80,509 people filed for unemployment, bringing the total number of Michigan unemployed workers to 384,844.
On Sunday, April 5, a group of approximately 15 new volunteers joined returning volunteers Jo Barton and Josh Williams for training, prep work, and setup at the Three Rivers Food Site.
The food site initially decided to close its doors because the majority of its volunteers are seniors or have underlying health issues that put them at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
An attorney from Saginaw County filed a lawsuit that claims Gov. Gretchen Whitmer unlawfully issued an executive order that delayed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) deadlines.
Join Lisha and Juliet McCurry as they dig into their first episode and serve up a healthy mug of opinions, bad puns, and critiques of every aspect of The Cabin in the Woods.
Why is it so hard for organizations such as the Black student union or the Latino student union to collaborate with the Western Democrats or the Western Republicans? Why is it so hard to have that color representation in something as big as politics, especially in college?
I like to look out the window — I think I get that from my dad. While I was growing up, my parents had an agreement that my mother would drive the car anywhere we went as a family; I’m told it was so that my father could look out the window without imperiling the rest of us.
Since the United States was founded almost 244 years ago, the press has served as a check to power, holding those in positions of authority accountable for what they say and do, while giving a voice to the most vulnerable and underserved members of our society.
COVID-19 is changing the way people live, and the way they work. What hasn’t changed is the need for certain essential services, and St. Joseph County’s Adult Drug Treatment Court (ADTC) is doing its part to ensure the participants of its program have the support they need, even from miles away.
Keep Your Voice Down is a podcast featuring fellow Central Michigan University journalism grads and best friends Alek Haak-Frost and Doug Sears, Jr.
Alek, the executive editor of Watershed Voice, and Doug, a Watershed Voice writer and columnist, will discuss a variety of topics including the week’s top stories in St. Joseph County and beyond, as well as pop culture and other general nonsense.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson are sticking to plans to proceed with Michigan’s May 5 election despite the current novel coronavirus outbreak in the state.
Join Malachi Carter on “The Unapologetics Podcast” where he talks about Jesus, black culture, and racism with friends. “Unapologetically black, unapologetically Christian, unapologetically me…with no apologies.”
We live in a time where much of the media is fragmented and politicized. You’ll hear one version of the truth on Fox News and a very different version on MSNBC. In times like these, we need multiple media outlets more than ever if we are to be conscientious citizens and informed voters.