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.
Michigan National Guard Expanded Call Up Approved
President Donald Trump is approving the request from Governor Gretchen Whitmer to use National Guard units for COVID-19 related humanitarian missions around the state. The Governor is authorized to call up as many as 3 thousand guardsmen and women for up to 90 days of service...
Report: Michigan K-12 Schools Won’t Reopen This School Year
Bridge Magazine is reporting that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will soon sign an Executive Order closing Michigan’s public and private K-12 schools for the remainder of the year.
Waste and Garbage Pickup Changes In Battle Creek
Waste Management has cut its workforce which affects its curbside services. It has temporarily closed customer service call centers. In Battle Creek, all that means curbside yard waste pickup is postponed until further notice.
Michigan Senator Peters Sets Up Statewide Virus Town Halls
Senator Peters says he will be providing an update on federal government responses to the COVID-19 virus issues. He’ll also be ready to take and answer questions from Michigan residents.
The Detroit Auto Show Is Canceled
Over the weekend, organizers got word that the Federal Emergency Management Agency picked the TCF Center to house overflow patients from Detroit area hospitals that are becoming overwhelmed with virus patients.
Battle Creek Police Offer Updated Crime Reporting Process
The department stresses that public safety services continue without interruption. But for non-emergency situations, or where there are no injuries, the department is asking residents to make reports by phone or online.
Will Your Prescription Be Filled?
LARA administrators claim some doctors are inappropriately prescribing medications for COVID-19 patients. Some pharmacists in Michigan are now beginning to challenge those prescriptions.
What’s All The Racket Around Battle Creek?
A series of big booms or explosions in the area yesterday late morning into the early afternoon. Social media lit up with comments and questions.