Governor Gretchen Whitmer

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has repeated her plea to Michigan residents to limit gatherings at Thanksgiving and keep loved ones safe.

Whitmer’s appeal Thursday came as the health department reported 7,500 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 134 deaths. The governor says instead of joining the big-box crowds that come with Black Friday shopping, residents could shop at small local businesses.

LANSING, MI--   Representative Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain says all other recourse has been exhausted and Governor Gretchen Whitmer isn't listening. The full press release is below:

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced House Resolution 324 calling for the adoption of four articles of impeachment against Gov. Gretchen E. Whitmer, citing corrupt conduct and violating her oath of office.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she has the authority to issue a second stay-at-home order to curb spiking coronavirus cases, if necessary and called a comment by an adviser to President Donald Trump urging people to “rise up” against the state's latest restrictions “incredibly reckless.”

The Democratic governor spoke with reporters Monday, a day after announcing restrictions amid a surge of COVID-19 cases that has led to increased hospitalizations and deaths.

LANSING, MI--   On Friday Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Dan Eichinger notified Enbridge that the 1953 easement allowing it to operate dual pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac to transport petroleum and other products is being revoked and terminated. 

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan’s COVID-19 numbers have taken a turn for the worse.

“This is the moment that medical experts have been warning us about, and dreading, since the beginning of this pandemic,” she said during an online news conference

Whitmer’s chief medical executive, Doctor Joneigh Khaldun, said Michigan is at its worst point since the start of the pandemic.

LANSING, MI--   Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed today, November 11, 2020 as Veterans Day, honoring the 600,000 veterans living in Michigan and approximately 20 million across the nation. On this day we honor these men and women, and the many more who served before them, for their courageous and selfless sacrifice to protect our state and country.  

TRAVERSE CITY, MI--   Defense lawyers for the men accused of trying to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are likely to argue that their clients were all talk and no action.

It's the same argument that was used by members of a different Michigan paramilitary group a decade ago when they were accused of scheming to overthrow the U.S. government. It worked so well that a federal judge took the rare step of dismissing most charges against the extremist group known as Hutaree, without giving the jury a say.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed bills to lengthen state unemployment benefits to 26 weeks, from 20 weeks, through the end of the year. 

The laws enacted Tuesday largely codify changes the Democratic governor had ordered early in the coronavirus pandemic. The Michigan Supreme Court recently struck down a law that was the underpinning of various orders, making the unemployment and other orders invalid.

Whitmer urged the Republican-led Legislature to next make the 26 weeks of benefits permanent, which is the case in 40 other states.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The legislative committee looking into the state’s COVID-19 response meets again Monday – where top health officials in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration will face questions from lawmakers.

It will be the first committee hearing since the state Supreme Court struck down the governor’s continued use of emergency powers and encouraged the Legislature and Whitmer to strike a bargain.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says President Donald Trump is inciting “domestic terrorism” following “lock her up” chants at his rally in the state.

Whitmer told NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday that it's “incredibly disturbing” coming about a week after authorities said they thwarted alleged plots to kidnap the Democratic governor and storm the state Capitol. Fourteen people have been charged.