Author: Meredith St. Henry

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Sol, Ringo & Simba

SOL Show Caption Hide Caption RINGO Show Caption Hide Caption SIMBA Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Sol, Ringo and Simba—just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up, meet Sol! He’s an adult Chihuahua. Sol is very laid back…

NYC Loosens Restrictions, States in The Sunbelt Battle Dramatic Surges in COVID-19 Cases

New York City plans to enter phase four of its reopening on Monday. But the city is planning to keep most restrictions on indoor activities, including indoor dining, theaters and museums. California, Texas and Arizona are continuing to report dramatic surges of new cases. And health experts are now warning about rising infection rates in Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky….

Federal Officers Face Criticism for Response to Civil Rights Protests in Portland

Civil rights protests continue across the nation. Now in Portland, Oregon, the way law enforcement is handling protests is drawing concern from top lawmakers. Federal law enforcement officers were captured on video beating a Navy veteran. The veteran, Chris David, is shown standing with his hands by his sides when police start hitting him. Now, David’s hand is fractured. The…

Mayors in Georgia Clash Against Governor as More States Mandate Face Masks

COVID-19 has claimed more than 138,000 lives in the United States. Two states, Texas and Florida, reported their biggest single-day death tolls since the pandemic started; 156 people died in Florida and 129 people died in Texas. More than half of U.S. states are now mandating face masks in public places. Colorado’s governor says lives and the economy depend on people…

Russia Accused of Hacking COVID-19 Vaccine Research Institutions

Moscow is facing serious hacking accusations involving the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research at institutions worldwide. Russian spies are reportedly hacking organizations in the U.S., Britain and Canada that are working to fight the pandemic. The kremlin says Russia has nothing to do with the hacking attempts. But the group accused of doing the hacking—known as Cozy Bear—is linked to…

More States Mandate Wearing Masks in Public

The number of new COVID-19 cases is up in 41 states, and cases continue to skyrocket across the Sunbelt. In Florida, cases have shot up by more than 100,000 in 10 days. That makes Florida the third state joining New York and California to pass the 300,000 mark for COVID-19 cases. Now about half the states across the country are making…

White House Upends System For COVID-19 Data Collection

The Trump administration is rolling out a new system to streamline the way data is collected about the spread of COVID-19. Now hospitals will send information on the number of COVID-19 patients and available beds and ventilators directly to the Department of Health and Human Services—not to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Department of Human Services reports…

Pres. Trump to Rollback National Environmental Policy

The Trump administration is planning to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act. The act has been in place for 50 years and mandates environmental reviews of major federal infrastructure projects, like pipelines and freeways. President Trump says the regulations have blocked or delayed important infrastructure projects. And now with the policy rollback, he argues a major project that would take…

President Trump Replaces Campaign Manager

President Trump is replacing his campaign manager, Brad Parscale. The move comes as poll numbers are declining and less-than expected turn outs at campaign rallies. Bill Stepien, a longtime GOP operative, will replace him. But Parscale will remain in charge of the campaign’s digital and data strategies and continue to be a senior adviser to the campaign.