Michigan School District Makes Masks Mandatory After Community Vote

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Masks are mandatory in a southwestern Michigan school district after officials set the policy in an unusual way: They took a vote of the people. Parents, guardians, and staff in the Pennfield district voted for masks, starting Monday and lasting through Feb. 18. There were 1,041 votes, and about 58% … Read more

Northern Michigan Restaurant Wins Challenge To Law Used During Dining Ban

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A judge in northern Michigan has ruled in favor of a restaurant in a challenge to a law that was used to stop indoor dining during the pandemic in 2020. A portion of the law that gives sweeping authority to the state health department is unconstitutional, Otsego County Judge Colin Hunter … Read more

Whitmer Releases Plan Draft For Achieving Carbon Neutrality In Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to confront climate change, a draft of a state plan says. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer committed Michigan to the 2050 goal in 2020 and formed the Council on Climate Solutions in … Read more