Families receiving Food Assistance Program benefits as well as those not currently enrolled in that program are included in the 895,000 students that will be receiving meals at over 2,000 locations and 700 mobile sites across Michigan, according to a press release.
Community members and activists are hoping to start a conversation following an excessive force investigation into the East Lansing Police Department that has been turned over to Michigan's State Police.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, additional strain has been placed on securing the safety of the senior citizen population. Residents of long-term care facilities are among the most vulnerable to serious illness or death from COVID-19, with many presenting underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems.
The State News sat down with U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-8) to talk about her progress toward a second coronavirus relief package to include adult dependents.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced counseling, advocacy and resources for sexual assault survivors will remain accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters has proposed the COVID-19 'heroes fund,' calling for pay increases to essential and frontline workers.
Among reported COVID-19 cases, African Americans had a rate of 139 cases per 100,000 — three times the amount reported of any other race group. The second highest rates were among white people, with a total of 47 cases per 100,000.
Michigan Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced Michigan will receive an additional $6.3 million in funding from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have announced legislation to include older children and adult dependents in COVID-19 relief payments, according to a press release.
Mid-Michigan cities receive $2,857,209 funding in community development block grants and emergency solutions grants to help respond to coronavirus.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order suspending K-12 in-classroom education for the remainder of the school year.