Gov. Whitmer plans tax cuts, stricter gun laws, free Pre-K

Lansing, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined an agenda Wednesday that will prioritize enacting stricter gun laws, repealing outdated laws that restrict abortion and who one can marry and providing pre-K education for all 4-year-olds in the state. Whitmer presented her agenda in her fifth State of the State speech, which is her … Read more

Jackson, Mississippi, mayor says he hopes water service can be restored this week

CNN — As Mississippi’s capital faces a third day without reliable water service Wednesday – pushing some residents to stand in long lines for bottled water and keeping schools and businesses closed – the mayor says he hopes water service can be restored this week. The problem came to a head Monday, when river flooding … Read more

New Year’s Day winter storm in Southeast Michigan: Timing, how much snow

A winter storm will begin in 2022 in southeastern Michigan and several inches of snow are expected in the area by Sunday morning. Here’s what we know about the snow heading our way Saturday from Brandon Roux: When will the storm come? Right now, it looks like we’ll start the day (Saturday) with a wintry … Read more

Michigan health officials keep current COVID quarantine, isolation guidelines; Will review CDC suggestions

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan health officials have chosen to maintain their current COVID quarantine, isolation guidelines after the CDC recommended cutting the number of days suggested for quarantine in half. This listing comes as Michigan Reports 25,858 New COVID-19 Cases and 338 virus-related deaths on Wednesday – an average of 12,929 cases in the past … Read more

The Marvelettes singer Wanda Young, who sang on the 1961 classic Please Mr. Postman, has died at 78

Marvelettes singer Wanda Young, who sang the 1961 classic Please Mr. Postman, has died at the age of 78. Daughter Meta Ventress said Young died on December 15 in Garden City, Michigan. He died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Young served as the group’s lead singer for a time until his departure in … Read more