6 Politics & Government Whitmer has been fighting to ensure that Michiganders have the right to get an abortion long before she took office in 2019. Michigan Advance , News Partner Posted Replies Michigan Advance June 15, 2022 Following a draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court leaked last month that showed the right-wing-majority court’s intention to overturn Roe v. Wade , the 1973 landmark decision that enshrined the right to abortion in the U.S. Constitution, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she is among many Michiganders anxiously awaiting the final decision that could come any day. “It’s kind of a moment where we’re waiting. But also, we’re not just sitting, waiting. We’re doing a lot of work to prepare and to protect women’s reproductive rights in Michigan,” Whitmer told the Advance in a phone interview Tuesday. Even before the leaked opinion, Whitmer filed a lawsuit in April that would enshrine the … [Read more...] about New: Whitmer Says Banning Abortion Could Have ‘Incredible Economic Impact’ In Michigan
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The sixth and latest hearing from the House’s Jan. 6 Committee was, undoubtedly, its biggest blockbuster yet. But where one audience saw a Watergate-level historic event in former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony , another key audience likely saw... nothing. Amid the cable TV and social media frenzy that unfolded before, during, and after Hutchinson’s testimony, Republican members of Congress were largely silent. One reason why is hardly a secret: When it comes to Jan. 6, silence has always been the safest political option for the vast majority of Republicans. Another reason, though, has been less explored. GOP lawmakers have not really been paying close attention to the hearings, if they’ve been paying attention at all. Over the first two weeks of the select committee’s public hearings , The Daily Beast asked a dozen Republican congressmen and senators—staunch Trump critics, MAGA faithful, and those somewhere in between—if they had been watching any of … [Read more...] about Republicans in Congress: Hearings? What Hearings?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 29 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary of the British handover and after a two-year transformation bringing the city more tightly under Communist Party control. It is Xi’s first trip outside of mainland China in nearly 2 ½ years. Supporters waving Chinese and Hong Kong flags chanted "Welcome, welcome! Warm welcome!" as Xi’s train pulled into the train station. Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were welcomed by city leader Carrie Lam as they alighted the train. Xi waved at supporters who welcomed him on the platform, and later greeted John Lee, the city’s incoming leader, and Leung Chun-ying, a former chief executive of the city, along with other officials. "I’m very happy to be in Hong Kong," Xi said in a speech … [Read more...] about Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover
California’s COVID-19 cases remain stubbornly high, with the Bay Area’s rate of infections continuing to outpace other regions across the state. Now we face the prospect that the emerging BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants could extend or even worsen the current surge into the summer. Targeted vaccination campaigns narrowed disparities in COVID death rates in California, especially for the Latino community. But will officials pick the right candidate for vaccinations next fall , when they expect a renewed surge of the coronavirus ? Latest updates: The latest surge isn’t over: New variants may lift case numbers again Two new highly infectious and immune-evasive coronavirus variants are now dominant in the United States, according to estimates released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and together they likely will drive the Bay Area’s long spring surge well into summer, health experts say. It’s become apparent that the pandemic pattern … [Read more...] about COVID in California: Virus is mutating in ways that could make it resistant to treatments
1 Business The Abbott Nutrition facility in Sturgis, Michigan — the largest formula factory in the USA — was closed in February due to contamination. Jonah Meadows , Patch Staff Posted | Updated Reply NORTH CHICAGO, IL — Baby formula production resumed Saturday at Abbott Laboratories' facility in Sturgis, Michigan, after the company met the initial requirements of a consent decree with federal regulators, company officials said. Abbott company officials said the plant would begin with production of EleCare and other specialty and metabolic formulas, with the first EleCare formula to hit the shelves around June 20. In a statement, company representatives said they were working to take the necessary steps to start making Similac and other formulas as soon as possible. "We understand the urgent need for formula and our top priority is getting high-quality, safe formula into the hands of families across America," the … [Read more...] about Abbott Restarts Baby Formula Production At Michigan Plant
0 This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. Business Chrystal Murphy, Melissa Whiteman, Umar Tahir join LAFCU's leadership team that works continuously to advance member service. JanDana , Community Contributor Posted Reply LAFCU has named three individuals to leadership positions as senior staff members. Chrystal Murphy has been promoted to vice president of operations. Melissa Whiteman is promoted to manager of the South Lansing and Collins Road branches. Umar Tahir joined LAFCU as branch manager of the Contact Center, which includes the phone center and member service through Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) located at branch drive-thrus and in the community. “The diverse experience of these three talented individuals will enhance the LAFCU leadership team as we continuously work to bring more value to members and advance member service,” said Angie Ruzinsky, chief … [Read more...] about LAFCU appoints three to senior staff positions