Author: Joe Buczek

Michigan Officials Report 2,157 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 2,157 new cases of the coronavirus and 17 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan has now had 546,468 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 14,070 COVID-19 deaths. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday the indoor dining can resume across the state beginning on Monday, Feb. 1. The new MDHHS epidemic…

Robert Gordon Resigns as Director of MDHHS

Robert Gordon announced his resignation as Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Friday. Gordon was appointed to the position by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in January 2019. Today, I am resigning from the Whitmer Administration. It’s been an honor to serve alongside wonderful colleagues. I look forward to the next chapter. — Robert Gordon (@robertmgordon) January…

DHD4 Cancels Three COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Because of Reduced Shipment

District Health Department No. 4 announced Friday that its shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine has been reduced and it will have to cancel three vaccine clinics as a result. Clinics in Atlanta (Jan. 27), Alpena (Jan. 28) and Millersburg (Jan. 29). The clinic at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cheboygan on Jan. 26. is still taking place. Anyone scheduled in…

Focus Podcast: Fixing The Child Care Crisis

Child care is hard to find in northern Michigan. It was that way before the pandemic, and it’s only gotten harder during the pandemic. Republican State Representative Jack O’Malley has a plan to address the situation, and he explains it to 9&10’s Madison Schlegel. 9&10News · Focus – Fixing The Child Care Crisis Categories: Podcast – Focus

Indoor Dining to Resume Across State on Feb. 1

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday the indoor dining can resume across the state beginning on Monday, Feb. 1. The new MDHHS epidemic orders go into effect on Feb. 1 and will allow for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements and concessions at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums. The order also…

Michigan Officials Report New 2,165 COVID-19 Cases, 148 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 2,165 new cases of the coronavirus and 148 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan has now had 544,311 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 14,053 COVID-19 deaths. The deaths announced Thursday includes 128 deaths identified during a vital records review. As of January 15, 442,408 are being reported as recovered in Michigan. The state defines ‘recovered’ as the…

The Four Podcast: Polar Plunge 2021

On the latest episode of the four podcast, Melissa Smith, Jamie Thompson and Xavier Hershovitz discuss the 2021 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Michigan. A virtual event for 2021, Melissa and Xavier will be taking part in the Polar Plunge for the first time. To learn more about the Polar Plunge, visit the Special Olympics Michigan site. the four ·…

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Approval of $641.25 Million Flint Water Settlement

A federal judge has granted the preliminary approval of the $641.25 million civil Flint water settlement. The order will become effective on Jan. 27. Judge Judith Levy of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan still needs to issue a final ruling on the settlement after a fairness hearing is conducted. That hearing is scheduled for July…

Michigan Officials Report New 2,031 COVID-19 Cases, 40 Deaths

Michigan health officials are reporting 2,031 new cases of the coronavirus and 40 additional COVID-19 deaths. Michigan has now had 542,146 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 13,905 COVID-19 deaths. As of January 15, 442,408 are being reported as recovered in Michigan. The state defines ‘recovered’ as the number of persons with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis who are alive 30 days…

Michigan Attorney General Issues Warning to Read Fine Print Before Registering with Online Gaming Sites

Following the Michigan Gaming Control Board’s authorization of online sports betting and gaming on Tuesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is encouraging people to read the fine print before signing up. Advertisements promoting internet gaming and betting websites have been popping up in the past several weeks offering free play of site credits for signing up, but these incentives have…