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Governor announces new programs to expand unemployment.

March 31, 2020
Governor announces new programs to expand unemployment.

Governor announces new programs to expand unemployment. LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Monday, March 30, 2020, announced new programs for workers affected by COVID-19. The governor, under the federal CARES Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Dept. of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify…

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Emergency Management helping to make sure local workers are safe.

March 31, 2020

Emergency Management helping to make sure local workers are safe. A lot goes on behind the scenes of a local emergency on the scale of the current COVID-19 crisis. So far, as of Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020, Mason County is one of the few counties in the State of Michigan that has not had any confirmed cases. Even with…

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Firefighter asking community to help send meals to frontline COVID-19 workers.

March 30, 2020

Firefighter asking community to help send meals to frontline COVID-19 workers. Donations can be made through PayPal here. FREE SOIL — Firefighter Broc Cameron had an idea. He wanted to send over meals to the people working the frontlines on the COVID-19 crisis — hospital personnel, nursing homes, firefighters, EMS and law enforcement, among others. Cameron sent out a Facebook…

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Governor calls for statewide water reconnections.

March 30, 2020

Governor calls for statewide water reconnections. LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took steps today to ensure at-risk households have access to clean water for hand washing and sanitation through an executive order requiring the reconnection of service to residences that have had water service shut off. A $2-million Water Restart Grant Program will help communities comply with the order.  “This is…

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Man accidentally shoots his hand while cleaning gun.

March 30, 2020

Man accidentally shoots his hand while cleaning gun. Michigan State Police troopers from the Hart post were dispatched to Spectrum Ludington Hospital Saturday, March 28, around 11 p.m. after a 38-year-old Scottville man accidentally shot himself in the hand with a handgun while he was cleaning it, said Sgt. Dan Thomas. “It was a self-inflicted cleaning accident,” Thomas said. The…

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