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(WVPE) The Benton Harbor City Commission declared a local state of emergency Monday night in response to high levels of lead in the city’s drinking water. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited the city Tuesday morning for a listening session with residents and local political leaders.

Western Michigan University Seal. Photo by WMUK

Rising cases of COVID-19 mean masks are required again inside all buildings at Western Michigan University.

Disease-Carrying Ticks Abound In Michigan

May 27, 2021
Leona Larson / WMUK

A new state study says ticks infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease have been found in more than half of Michigan’s counties.

Registered Nurse Monica Quintana dons protective gear before entering a room at the William Beaumont hospital, April 21, 2021 in Royal Oak, Mich. Beaumont Health warned that its hospitals and staff had hit critical capacity levels. AP Photo, Carlos Osorio
Carlos Osorio / Associated Press

Michigan is one of the nation’s hotspots right now for COVID-19 cases. The Takeaway explored the increase in hospitalizations of younger people due to the virus.

In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Lansing, Mich. Michigan Office of the Governor via AP
Michigan Office of the Governor / Associated Press

(MPRN) Governor Gretchen Whitmer continued to push back Sunday morning against calls for her to re-impose more COVID-19 restrictions in the face of a third surge. That’s as Michigan has led the nation in new cases per population for two weeks.