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Michigan Legislature passes $4.2B in virus aid without deal

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Legislature on Wednesday approved a $4.2 billion coronavirus relief plan without a deal with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, as majority Republicans pressed to curtail her administration’s pandemic powers and Democrats opposed a decision to not allocate all federal aid ...

Youth in Art

Ilsa Minor | Daily Press Above, a woman views the pieces featured in their year’s Youth in Art exhibit at the Bonifas Arts Center in Escanaba. The annual show is smaller than in years past, primarily due to the lack of in-person instruction at participating schools. Still, the exhibit ...

State changes restaurant, gathering limits

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated two of its epidemic orders Friday, allowing for increased capacity limits at various venues, larger residential and nonresidential gatherings and expanded visitation opportunities at residential care facilities. ...

Vaccine scheduling available online

ESCANABA — Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) is now providing an online scheduler for individuals to make their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Appointments will be available for Thursday, March 4 at Bay College’s Joseph Heirman University Center, located on Danforth ...

Whitmer ­criticized over severances

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer faced growing criticism Tuesday after the disclosure of another severance deal for a former top health official, a day after her administration acknowledged that a key leader in the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic was paid $155,000 ...

COVID-19 case numbers stable in local area

ESCANABA — The Upper Peninsula added a total of only 10 new confirmed COVID-19 positives Tuesday, with no change in Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties, according to state health data. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 site Tuesday showed six new cases ...