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LARA lobby closures

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) today announced that – in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 – it will close its lobbies to visits from the public. These changes are necessary to implement Governor Whitmer’s recommendations regarding social distancing and ...

Island Resort & Casino to close amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Island Resort & Casino will officially close at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 21, through Monday, Apr. 6. General Manager Tony Mancilla released this statement today: “All of us are being affected by the evolving local, state, and ...

Shock Wave therapy helps with kidney, bladder stones

Many readers have heard of kidney and bladder stones and the painful symptoms that they can present. However, some of the most serious of these stones do not present the usual symptoms – or any symptoms at all, according to Dr. Stephen Lipson, a Urologist at UP Health System – ...

UIA, Michigan Works! urge residents to avoid offices and use online resources

LANSING — To mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, the Unemployment Insurance Agency and Michigan Works! Agencies are strongly urging workers to avoid visiting their statewide offices and utilize user-friendly online resources for unemployment assistance. Eligible employees should apply for ...

AG Nessel sends cease and desist letter to Menards for price-gouging

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Attorney General sent a cease and desist letter Tuesday to Menards after the Attorney General’s office received 18 complaints from consumers about face masks, bleach, and other products being sold at high prices. Investigators from the Attorney ...

AG Nessel issues consumer alert regarding online coronavirus scams

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued a consumer alert reminding Michigan residents to be aware of online coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) scams selling bogus products and providing false information on tests and treatments. Scams related to COVID-19 are climbing ...

Treasury: small business taxpayers provided tax assistance

LANSING – Small businesses that have experienced disrupted operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic now have additional time to make their sales, use and withholding tax monthly payment, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Effective immediately, small businesses scheduled to ...

State provides guidance to employers contemplating potential layoffs

LANSING — The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity today provided guidance to Michigan employers on how to avoid potential layoffs related to COVID-19. “We know that many families and businesses are and will experience economic pain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” LEO ...