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Christmas Tree Sellers Are Having A Banner Year

Dec 14, 2020
A foreshortened view of the underside of a bushy, newly-cut Christmas tree. It is resting on a metal cart. More trees, planted in rows, are visible to the sides and in the background.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

COVID-19 has messed up many people’s holiday plans, to put it mildly. But it may have brought some good news to Christmas tree growers. As people avoid travel and indoor gatherings, they’re flocking to Christmas tree farms.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech. The vaccine is being produced at Pfizer’s manufacturing facility in Portage.

Updated at 4:53 a.m. ET Saturday

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday night rejected an eleventh hour challenge to Joe Biden's election as president.

The court's action came in a one-page order, which said the complaint was denied "for lack of standing."

Andy Robins / WMUK

Small businesses in the City of Kalamazoo can get help paying costs related to COVID-19.

The picture shows two maps. Each has an area marked in red, to show the boundaries of the study areas.
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

A study on the health effects of PFAS is underway in Parchment and Cooper Township as well as the Belmont and Rockford areas. People in all four communities drank water contaminated with PFAS. Now the state is hoping those people will let researchers track their health over several years.