May 5 Election Workers Needed
The real staffing issue is that many election workers that have served local offices are seniors and many are not willing to work the May election due to their increased vulnerability to the COVID-19 virus.
Careful – Scammers Are Using COVID-19 To Get Your Money
Some are asking for information that should be closely held and never revealed to anyone over the phone. Things like social security numbers and bank account data.
Burning Leaves And Brush Will Get You In Trouble
The state has a burn ban in place. And many local units of government have permanent bans in place against any outdoor burning of yard waste.
Debate Over Extending State Virus Emergency Is Heating Up
When lawmakers meet tomorrow, there appears little chance the majority will support the Governor’s request for another 70 days of emergency control over the state.
Fines up To $1,000 Imposed For Ignoring COVID-19 Virus Distancing
The penalties now include civil fines up to $1,000. For businesses, enforcement may also include local law enforcement officers or State Police Troopers using blockades to prevent people from being able to enter a non-essential business that has remained open.
Battle Creek Area Company Shut Down By Virus Order Hit By Thieves
In all, five vehicles worth over $80 thousand dollars and another $11,000 worth of tools were stolen.
Governor Makes Formal Disaster Declaration
She’s asking the state Legislature to approve a 70-day extension of her original March 10th state of emergency.
Zoom Bombing Strikes Online Government Meetings
ZOOM bombing is the distasteful practice of people disrupting those meetings. It got bad enough for Kalamazoo that commissioners shut down the public comments.
Overloaded Michigan Unemployment Online System Crashes
Unemployed workers in Michigan were going to the state’s website yesterday in big numbers to get registered. No one knows exactly how many were jammed in, but it was enough to crash the system at mid-day.
Protesters Claim Calhoun County Is Endangering ICE Detainees
They’re upset that the county is holding detainees for US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. And they claim the COVID-19 virus threat is putting them in jeopardy.