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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday announced the further loosening of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions, easing capacity limits in restaurants and a host of other businesses while also allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gatherings.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer faced growing criticism Tuesday after the disclosure of two additional employment-separation deals for former top officials, a day after her administration acknowledged that a key leader in the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic …

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Board will take up the issue of eviction prevention this week in a letter addressed to state lawmakers urging them to release $622 million in COVID relief funds earmarked for that purpose.

TRAVERSE CITY — Paying to clean up firefighting foam mishaps at Cherry Capital Airport shouldn’t be Traverse City’s burden, or so most city commissioners believe.

These Interlochen Arts Academy students earned honors in the West Central Michigan division of the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards:

TRAVERSE CITY — Cases of COVID-19 continue to decline across the northern Michigan region. At the same time vaccination rates are going up, though not as quickly as many would like.

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Volunteers laid floral hearts in public spaces across the U.S. on Monday through the Floral Heart Project. They act as public memorials for communities to grieve the more than 500,000 people who have died of COVID-19 in the country. (March 2)

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the “horrible conduct” doesn't violate Michigan law.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Domestic extremist groups pose a serious threat to the military by seeking to recruit service members into their ranks and, in some cases, joining the military to acquire combat experience, according to a Pentagon report released Tuesday.

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