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Stateside: Electors cast their votes; UAW settlement; health care workers get first vaccines

In Lansing, Michigan’s electors are bringing a long-anticipated end to the 2020 presidential election. They are meeting in-person at the Capitol to cast ballots for the electoral college, recognizing Joe Biden’s win in Michigan.
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Today on Stateside, the Capitol shuts down as Michigan’s electors cement Joe Biden's victory in the state. And an update on the Pfizer COVID vaccine manufactured in Michigan and distributed to frontline workers nationwide this weekend. Also, how Michigan's Governor hopes to reawaken the spirit of an old legal definition to revoke permits on Enbridge Line 5.

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Capitol shuts down as Michigan electors cement victory for President-elect Joe Biden

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Stateside’s conversation with Abigail Censky

  • Abigail Censky is a reporter for WKAR in Lansing.

The legal battles over Line 5 continue

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Stateside’s conversation with Mike Shriberg

  • Mike Shriberg is the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes executive director

UAW and federal prosecutors announce a settlement aimed at union reforms

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Stateside’s conversation with Daniel Howes

  • Daniel Howes is senior business editor for the Detroit News.

Hopes are high as first round of coronavirus vaccines are delivered

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Stateside’s conversation with Kristen Jordan Shamus

  • Kristen Jordan Shamus covers health care for the Detroit Free Press.

Khaldun: First wave of coronavirus vaccine vaccines marks beginning of the end of pandemic

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Stateside’s conversation with Joneigh Khaldun

  • Dr. Joneigh Khaldun is the state’s chief medical executive.
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