Dunks, Digs, and Blocks are Back: High School Contact Sports to Resume

Under pressure from legislative Republicans, student-athletes and their parents, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will allow high school sports to resume on February 8. Governor Gretchen Whitmer denied the political pressure had anything to do with removing restrictions on winter athletics.  “I've been very clear throughout this crisis that we are going..

University of Michigan Study: Michigan’s ‘Pause to Save Lives’ Worked

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)  “Pause to Save Lives” did exactly that – save lives -- according to a University of Michigan study. Moving high schools and colleges to online-only instruction, along with shutting down entertainment venues and indoor dining likely prevented over 100,000 COVID-19 infections and 2,800 deaths...

Law Professor Says Congressman’s Lawsuit Against Gov. Whitmer Is “A Political Statement, Not a Legal Statement”

Michigan Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) is suing Governor Gretchen Whitmer in federal court. His suit alleges that Gov. Whitmer's management of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in violations of Mitchell's constitutional rights to travel, exercise political speech and freedom of association by meeting with constituents. The Lapeer County Republican says he wants a judge to intervene..

MichMash: For Governor Candidates, ‘Tax’ is A Four-Letter Word When Discussing Roads [VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT]

VIEW FULL DPTV PLAYLIST OF CANDIDATE RESPONSES ON FIXING THE ROADS WDET Digital Is the condition of Michigan's roads YOUR issue?  Does what candidates say about how to fund repairs help determine your vote in the August primary and November general elections?    WDET and our partners in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative recently interviewed most of the..

Prepare to Vote: Government Transparency and the Candidates for Michigan Governor [VIDEO, TRANSCRIPTS]

VIEW FULL DPTV PLAYLIST OF CANDIDATE RESPONSES ON GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY  Is governmental transparency YOUR issue?  Does what candidates say about how they would change the Freedom of Information Act help determine your vote in the August primary and November general elections?   WDET and our partners in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative recently interviewed most of the Republican..

Prepare to Vote: Redistricting and the Candidates for Michigan Governor [VIDEO, TRANSCRIPTS]

VIEW FULL DPTV PLAYLIST OF CANDIDATE RESPONSES ON REDISTRICTING  Is the Voters Not Politicians effort to change how Michigan handles redistricting YOUR issue -- whether you're for or against it?  Does what candidates say about gerrymandering -- and whether it's a problem --  help determine your vote in the August primary and November general elections?   WDET..