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A red basket holds hypodermic needles and other vaccination supplies on a white work table at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center
Andy Robins / WMUK

Beginning February 1, indoor dining can resume in Michigan, but can only reopen at 25% capacity with up to 100 people, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced in a press conference Friday. Concessions at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums, as well as personal services requiring mask removal will also be able to resume.

A screenshot from a virtual meeting with 12 participants.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University Trustee Ron Kitchens is leaving his job as the head of a local economic development agency and heading south to take a similar position in Birmingham, Alabama. But Kitchens says that’s no reason to quit Western’s Board.

In this May 25, 2010 file photo, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sits in a Detroit courtroom. Rev. Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Kilpatrick, who has served about seven years of a 28-year sentence for corruption. Paul Sancya, AP
Paul Sancya / Associated Press

In one of the final acts of his presidency… Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. He served more than seven years of a 28 year sentence in federal prison. 

Caroline Amenabar / NPR

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States. Watch the ceremony, inaugural address and other celebratory events throughout the day.

Caroline Amenabar / NPR

Joe Biden is giving his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. NPR reporters are annotating his speech live with fact checks and analysis.