Author: Meredith St. Henry

Postmaster General to Testify on Cost-Cutting Measures in USPS Controversy

In continuing coverage of the postal service controversy, Postmaster General Louis Dejoy has agreed to testify on Capitol Hill about the new cost-cutting measures postal workers say are leading to mail delivery delays. The House is planning to vote this weekend on a bill that stops changes to the mail service before the election. Democrats accuse Dejoy of undermining the…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Cheerio, Bailey & Yoda

CHEERIO Show Caption Hide Caption BAILEY Show Caption Hide Caption YODA Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Cheerio, Bailey and Yoda–just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up, we have Cheerio. He is a house trained corgi and Chihuahua…

Gov. Whitmer to Speak at 1st Night of Democratic National Convention

Monday night, the Democratic National Convention will begin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event will include four nights of speakers who will be addressing supporters virtually. Speeches are expected to be much shorter, two minutes instead of 10. They will also be mixed with videos highlighting the convention’s themes. Monday night’s theme is We The People—and the keynote speaker is former…

Some US Teachers Choose to Retire, Resign Over COVID-19 Back-to-School Plans

Students are starting to return back-to-school, but 34 states are reporting infection rates higher than 5%, causing backlash from educators across the country. The Food and Drug Administration is granting emergency authorization for a new saliva-based test that delivers COVID-19 results faster. But nationally, there are teachers choosing to retire or resign because their school is reopening during the pandemic….

House to Return From Recess Early, Address USPS Controversy

The U.S. Postal Service is at the center of a growing political storm. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s calling the House back early from recess to take action. And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says if the House returns, then he’ll call on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back for a vote aimed at protecting the…

Health Experts Skeptical About Russia’s Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

We have continuing coverage this morning on Russia’s claim of having a COVID-19 vaccine. Russia is the first country to grant regulatory approval to a coronavirus vaccine. Russian President Vladimir Putin is declaring it a victory. But doctors worldwide are skeptical about the vaccine. They say the country ignored safety procedures to speed up development. “Right now it’s almost a…

Secret Service Says Man Shot Outside White House Made Threats

The Secret Service is reviewing the shooting that happened just outside the White House grounds. It involved a man from Ohio and a Secret Service officer. Police say the suspect approached the officer and told the officer he had a gun. The man then ran aggressively toward the officer, pulled out an object, and crouched into a shooters stance as…

Russia Says it’s The First to Register a COVID-19 Vaccine

Early Tuesday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a COVID-19 vaccine developed in Russia is now registered. Putin says one of his daughters has already been immunized by the vaccine. He also says the vaccine underwent all necessary tests and is proven efficient, offering lasting immunity from COVID-19. Russian authorities say medical workers, teachers and other risk groups will receive…