Author: Meredith St. Henry

Pence to Receive Vaccine, Moderna’s Final Approval Looms Closer

More help is on the way to end the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Thursday the Food and Drug Administration is expected to vote to recommend approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. It could gain final approval for emergency use as early as Friday. Earlier this week, an FDA committee confirmed Moderna’s vaccine is safe and effective. It would be the second vaccine…

Powerful Winter Storm Rocks Northeast

At least two people are dead as a powerful nor’easter swept through the northeast overnight. An estimated 70 million people were in the storm’s path. Some say it’s the biggest snowstorm they’ve seen in years. It brought in heavy snow and high winds, causing car accidents and leaving thousands without power. By the time the storm is over, some places…

French President Diagnosed With COVID-19

French President Emmanuel Macron has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The French government says Macron was tested after he started showing early symptoms. Macron had a busy week in the days leading up to his positive test meeting with Portugal’s prime minister and attending a French cabinet meeting. Macron is now self-isolating for the next seven days and says he will…

Senate Republicans Recognize Biden as Winner

Six weeks have passed since Election Day and top Senate Republicans are starting to acknowledge the results publicly. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election Tuesday. Biden said he even had a phone conversation with McConnell after the public acknowledgment. “I called him to thank him for the congratulations. I told…

FDA Report Says Moderna Vaccine is Highly Effective

The Moderna coronavirus vaccine took a step forward in being approved as the nationwide roll-out of the Pfizer vaccine continues. The Food and Drug Administration just released a report saying Moderna’s vaccine is highly effective. This means the second coronavirus vaccine could be approved for emergency use by as early as tomorrow. And Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar…

Teachers, Betsy Devos Battle Over in-Person Testing in 2021

Teachers across the country are expressing their concerns with standardized testing during the pandemic. Teachers in New York, Minnesota, and Georgia protested Tuesday, arguing in-person tests aren’t safe right now. They want standardized testing to be waived in the 2021 school year. Education Secretary Betsy Devos announced a wavier in the spring. But in September, the U.S. Department of Education…

Final Electoral Count: 306 for Biden, 232 for Trump

Joe Biden is a step closer to becoming the country’s 46th president. The Electoral College officially confirmed Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Voting happened at state capitols around the country on Monday, including here in Michigan. The final count: Biden received a total of 306 electoral votes and President Trump a total of 232. Following the Electoral…

3 Million Expected to Receive Vaccine This Week

The biggest mass vaccination effort in the nation’s history is now underway. There will be 425 shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine going out Tuesday and 66 more Wednesday, Health care workers across the country began receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccinations Monday. 145 distribution centers received shipments of the vaccine. This comes as the nation passed 300,000 deaths from the virus….

Bipartisan Group Proposes 2nd Round of Stimulus Relief: $908 Billion

Negotiations on a new stimulus relief package continue on Capitol Hill. A group of bipartisan lawmakers proposed a new $908 billion package on Monday. The package is split into two different proposals. In the first bill, $748 billion will go towards small business loans, jobless benefits and vaccine distribution. The second bill, worth $160 billion, will be used for state…

Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday: Lola, Scottie & Jingle

SCOTTIE Show Caption Hide Caption LOLA Show Caption Hide Caption JINGLE Show Caption Hide Caption It’s Adopt-A-Pet Tuesday on Michigan This Morning! This week we have Lola, Scottie, and Jingle—just three of Northern Michigan’s many great, adoptable animals waiting for a loving family to take them home. First up, meet Lola. She’s a husky mix that loves to be active,…