The House select committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection is holding its first hearing. The committee has been plagued with partisan conflict but is pushing forward to investigate the events leading up to and during the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Watch the hearing live. Coverage starts at 9:20 a.m.
A group of Detroit activists rallied in support of a charter revision plan aimed at addressing several pernicious issues in the city — from water shutoffs to broadband access.
The proposed charter revision — known as Proposal P — faces a legal challenge that has risen to the Michigan Supreme Court. Oral arguments in a lawsuit charging that the Charter Commission did not follow proper procedure before seeking a vote on the measure were heard on Wednesday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will conduct an extensive review of Enbridge Energy's plan to build an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a Great Lakes waterway in Michigan. The Canadian company wants the tunnel to house an underwater section of its Line 5 pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Permits from several agencies, including the Army Corps, are needed. The Corps said Wednesday the project will require an environmental impact statement, which involves a lengthy study of the plans and potential alternatives.
The National Weather Service says it investigated an area near Kinderhook, about ten miles south of Coldwater, near the border with Indiana, for tornadoes. The NWS found evidence of straight-line wind damage, but no evidence for a tornado.
A group of news organizations called for the release of recordings of one of the men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in federal court on Wednesday.
The recordings, made by the FBI, feature Barry Croft Jr., one of 14 men charged in the alleged kidnapping scheme. They were entered into evidence and referenced in a detention hearing earlier this year, but not released.
Thousands of people gathered at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn Sunday afternoon to express their support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. People of all ages sang, danced, wore kufiya scarves, and waved Palestinian flags large and small.
The United Nations says Israeli airstrikes have killed more than 180 Palestinians in the past week, and Hamas missiles have killed at least ten people in Israel.
The order includes expansion of mask requirements to children ages 2 to 4 to further protect the state’s residents. That part of the order takes effect April 26.
This addresses the increase in cases among younger Michiganders and follows recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, according to MDHHS.
People living in some Detroit and Hamtramck neighborhoods will get a chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine close to home this week and next. Mobile vaccination clinics at more than a dozen sites are set to start on Wednesday April 14, and run through the following Wednesday.
State and city health officials are targeting areas at higher risk for COVID based on factors like race, housing, and transportation. Detroit's vaccination rate has consistently lagged the state average.
President Biden is giving the first prime-time address of his presidency to mark one year of the coronavirus pandemic, a day after Congress passed a massive relief package. More than 500,000 people have died from the virus in the U.S.
March 10 marks one year since Michigan’s first confirmed COVID-19 case. We want to know how COVID has changed your life this year. What’s the worst thing the pandemic has brought - and what’s the best thing?
More than a dozen people gathered outside U.S. Sen. Gary Peters' (D-Mich.) Detroit office on Monday to support a provision in the latest coronavirus relief package to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is set to give her third State of the State address Wednesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. According to the state, Whitmer will reflect on "actions she has taken as governor to support Michiganders, eradicating COVID-19 and strengthening the state’s economy, and fixing the road ahead."
The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Members of Congress are reconvening on Wednesday evening to continue the process of certifying President-elect Joe Biden's White House win, hours after violent insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, forcing party leadership to evacuate the scene while rioters overtook the complex.
Dustin Dwyer is an audio reporter who can do it all, from quick turn sound-rich features on last night’s events, to long-form investigative stories requiring months of work and lots of documents and data.
Two examples of Dustin’s long-form work are provided in this entry.
This first is a feature Dustin turned overnight after covering a BLM protest in Grand Rapids. Dustin finds a character to follow and tells the story the way no other media outlet could, avoiding the cliché coverage and providing a fresh insight into the protest.
Eight inches of rainfall in late May 2020 caused two dams on the Titabawassee River in mid-Michigan to give way. Overnight, the city of Midland was flooded. While early warnings prevented any deaths from the dam breaks, the flooding caused huge amounts of damage, feared dioxin contamination, and debates over how the dams could have been kept in such ill repair.
Provided here is some of Michigan Radio’s coverage in the first 24 hours after the dams failed.
This track includes excerpts from six episodes from Michigan Radio's limited run series, Kids These Days. Reporters take a look into racism and protest, the realities of anxiety, first kisses stories that mean a lot more than just a kiss, and much more.
00:00 - EP 1 - Race 15:26 - EP 3 - Anxiety 22:30 - EP 5 - Teen Life 29:26 - EP 4 - Identity + Sex 44:45 - EP 8 - Perfection 52:25 - EP 9 - Advice
On March 10th, 2020, the night of the state’s primary election, much of the Michigan Radio news team was already working late in the newsroom when Governor Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference to announce the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The news team suddenly had to grapple with a virus that quickly raged out of control and within weeks, drove Michigan to near the top of the list of hardest hit states in the country for COVID. Here's a sample of the many stories we reported in 2020.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, will be giving an update on COVID-19 in Michigan at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday. You can watch their comments in the live video below.
The Associated Press declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner of his native Pennsylvania at 11:25 a.m. EST. The AP called the race for Biden, who held a 34,243-vote lead after it determined that the remaining ballots left to be counted would not allow Trump to catch up.