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Rick Pluta

State Capitol - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) COVID-19 is canceling votes and meetings this week in the Michigan House of Representatives. House Speaker Jason Wentworth said Monday that a number of lawmakers and staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus or been exposed to someone who’s tested positive.

Paul Sancya / Associated Press

(MPRN-Lansing) State health officials say the highly contagious COVID omicron variant is expected to drive up case numbers through the end of January or early February. The question is how bad it will it get before things start to improve.

The governor is wearing a white jacket and standing at a podium with a sign that says "YWCA." Local officials stand to the left.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her annual State of the State address on January 26. This will be the second year in a row the governor will present the speech virtually because of COVID-19.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. Congress is set to hear from former security officials about what went wrong at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. AP Photo/John Minchillo, File
John Minchillo / Associated Press

(MPRN) Michigan Congressman Peter Meijer says he’s losing confidence in Congress’s ability to investigate the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol.

Andy Robins / WMUK

(MPRN) The Michigan Bureau of Elections says a petition campaign to initiate a law to curtail the governor’s use of emergency powers has gathered the signatures it needs.