Crain’s Detroit Business: New digital hub to help Michigan workers displaced by pandemic boost skills

Crain’s Detroit Business: New digital hub to help Michigan workers displaced by pandemic boost skills. “A new digital hub offers online learning opportunities and other training resources for Michigan residents looking to return to work or learn new skills. The coronavirus crisis has created record unemployment in Michigan and across the country. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity says workers who possess advanced skills will be better positioned to get and keep higher-paying and more stable jobs.”

Michigan rival college coaches join Gov. Whitmer with common message: ‘Mask up’ (Detroit Free Press)

Detroit Free Press: Michigan rival college coaches join Gov. Whitmer with common message: ‘Mask up’. “Three of Michigan’s top college basketball coaches joined Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Lansing Wednesday to urge Michiganders to wear face coverings as the state recorded nearly 900 new cases of coronavirus — the largest daily count since mid-May.”

‘I’m scared’: In Detroit, a city hit hard by COVID-19, reopening classrooms sparks protests (NBC News)

NBC News: ‘I’m scared’: In Detroit, a city hit hard by COVID-19, reopening classrooms sparks protests. “The fury surrounding the start of summer school in Detroit this week offers a preview of the emotional battles that could hit many more communities this fall. The city’s main public school district made the unusual decision to open classrooms for in-person summer learning starting Monday in hopes of helping children catch up four months after the coronavirus forced schools to close.”

CNN: Hundreds of people celebrated the July 4 weekend at a Michigan lake. Now some have Covid-19

CNN: Hundreds of people celebrated the July 4 weekend at a Michigan lake. Now some have Covid-19. “After revelers celebrated the Fourth of July at a Michigan lake, some started testing positive for Covid-19 — prompting health officials to warn other party-goers that they might have been infected, too.”

WXYZ: Whitmer signs order requiring people to wear masks in all indoor spaces, crowded outdoor spaces

WXYZ: Whitmer signs order requiring people to wear masks in all indoor spaces, crowded outdoor spaces. “Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order that requires people to wear face masks whenever in an indoor public space and in crowded outdoor spaces. The order strengthens her previous order on masks.”

Detroit Free Press: Petition drive to repeal governor’s emergency powers starts this week

Detroit Free Press: Petition drive to repeal governor’s emergency powers starts this week. “A petition to repeal the emergency law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using to manage the coronavirus pandemic will be on the streets in Michigan within a couple of days, a spokesman for the group backing the petition said Monday.”

MLive: Free Michigan coronavirus testing easy to locate with state’s new website

MLive: Free Michigan coronavirus testing easy to locate with state’s new website. “After visiting the state’s new coronavirus test site locator website, simply enter your city or ZIP code and how far you are willing to travel. The new tool will generate a list of available testing sites with the location’s criteria for testing. Users may also check various boxes based on their personal situation, such as if they are not insured, require free testing, aren’t exhibiting symptoms or don’t have a testing prescription from a doctor.”

New York Times: A Governor on Her Own, With Everything at Stake

New York Times: A Governor on Her Own, With Everything at Stake. “One of the many disorienting features of this disorienting time has been the stark absence of executive leadership. The job of steering the nation through these epic convulsions has instead fallen to the nation’s governors. I first spoke with [Gretchen] Whitmer on April 29, seven weeks after Michigan reported its first two cases of Covid-19. At the time, I wanted to understand what it was like to govern through a global pandemic. ”

MLife: Search database of black-owned businesses in Michigan

MLive: Search database of black-owned businesses in Michigan. “Want to support a black-owned business in your area? Check out our statewide database. The database was created as black business owners try to find solid ground as the state slowly reopens local economies and protests for racial equality have erupted around the world.”

Reuters: Judge dismisses lawsuit against Michigan governor over coronavirus orders

Reuters: Judge dismisses lawsuit against Michigan governor over coronavirus orders. “A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s since-rescinded executive orders requiring that residents stay home and most businesses close to combat the coronavirus pandemic.”

Michigan Live: Find takeout near you with Michigan restaurant association’s new guide

Michigan Live: Find takeout near you with Michigan restaurant association’s new guide. ” The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association has a new website…to help consumers find up-to-date information about eateries across the state. Users can search by location or their favorite fare to find restaurants offering curbside, delivery, pick-up and more.”

Bloomberg: Michigan Cancels Legislative Session to Avoid Armed Protesters

Bloomberg: Michigan Cancels Legislative Session to Avoid Armed Protesters. “Michigan closed down its capitol in Lansing on Thursday and canceled its legislative session rather than face the possibility of an armed protest and death threats against Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.”

MarketWatch: Michigan’s Republican-led House set to sue over governor’s shutdown orders, as armed protesters enter statehouse

MarketWatch: Michigan’s Republican-led House set to sue over governor’s shutdown orders, as armed protesters enter statehouse. “The Republican-led Michigan Legislature refused Thursday to extend the state’s coronavirus emergency declaration and voted to authorize a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s authority and actions to combat the pandemic. The governor, unfazed, responded with orders stating under one law that an emergency still exists, while declaring a new 28-day state of emergency under another law.”

NBC 25: State launches new website to help Michiganders with mental health during COVID-19

NBC 25: State launches new website to help Michiganders with mental health during COVID-19. “Starting Friday, residents across the state can access a specially-curated collection of science-backed, evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home workouts that guide people through mindful exercises, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety.”

WKAR: Gov. Whitmer Urges Volunteerism At New State Website

WKAR: Gov. Whitmer Urges Volunteerism At New State Website. “On Monday Whitmer signed two supplemental budgets that will send another $150 million towards the fight against COVID-19. To date, Michigan has conducted at least 15,000 tests for the coronavirus, but officials warn the state is still several weeks away from the peak. Whitmer is urging the public to volunteer at a new website: http://www.michigan.gov/fightcovid19.”