Auditor General: It’s not “fair” to say COVID-19 deaths in Michigan long-term facilities were underreported 

Legislative Republicans are accusing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of intentionally minimizing the number of COVID-19 deaths in Michigan’s long-term care facilities. There’s no evidence that’s true — and there’s no indication in an Auditor General’s report that a Whitmer executive order to have some nursing homes take in COVID-positive patients led to more deaths. For the long-term care facility related deaths or linked deaths, we knew the..

Michigan State Police report on disparities in traffic stops just the beginning in addressing the problem, says civil rights leader

An independent study conducted by Michigan State University researchers found that Black drivers are pulled over more than any other racial group in the state. The results also showed Black and Hispanic drivers are more likely than White and Asian drivers to be arrested after a traffic stop.  Michigan State Police Director Col. Joe Gasper says..

Former U-M President Mark Schlissel stands in front of bookcase.

Firing of Mark Schlissel was “major development” that helped pave way for $490 million settlement with Anderson survivors, MLive reporter says

Mark Schlissel is no longer the president of the University of Michigan. After seven years, the University of Michigan Board of Regents fired Schlissel this past weekend after an investigation showed that he had an inappropriate relationship with a university employee. This comes just one year before Schlissel was set to retire from the university..