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Michigan Republican Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-7) has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Walberg – who was recently re-elected – took to Facebook to inform the public he tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

At least two top aides to Vice President Mike Pence have tested positive for COVID-19. This comes just days after the Vice President spoke to a Michigan crowd in Waterford Township, touting the Trump administration’s work to end the pandemic.

“President Trump’s actions suspending all travel from China saved untold American lives and bought us invaluable time to stand up the largest national mobilization since World War II,” Pence said.

Michigan State football
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The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has given the green light for some fall sports to get underway. Golf, tennis and cross country can begin competition August 19 and 21. The decision for football, volleyball and soccer isn't expected until August 20.

The experiences of professional and collegiate athletes bring up more questions about resuming competition than answers. John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio's sports commentator. He has been keeping an eye on professional and student athlete's return to the field.

Michigan State Capitol
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Protesters at the Michigan state Capitol this week got plenty of national news media attention and some questions about how things were handled by state authorities.

Much of the nation was astonished that protesters were allowed into the Michigan Capitol armed with rifles and side arms.

It is legal to openly carry a gun in the Capitol.

The receiving area of Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.
Spectrum Health

A law firm in Grand Rapids says more than 1,000 doctors at the area’s largest hospital are being forced to sign new contracts, or face salary cuts.