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Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission

Michigan’s Suicide Prevention Commission published its first full report, recommending steps that the authors said would decrease the number of suicide attempts and deaths in the state.

Michigan State University outdoor sign
File photo / WKAR-MSU

Following guidance from U.S. officials Tuesday, Michigan State University is shifting a student vaccination program from the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to Pfizer’s.


From An Okemos Pond To The Future At Hope College, Casen Faustyn Does It All

Apr 13, 2021
Hockey
McLain Moberg

Hockey runs in the Faustyn family, as does love and faith. And it all came together when a big decision loomed over Casen Faustyn's life.

Michigan Heeds Call To Suspend Use Of J&J Vaccine Amid Surge

Apr 13, 2021
Public Domain / New York National Guard

Health officials on Tuesday suspended the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Michigan pending the outcome of a federal investigation into six cases in which women who received the drug developed blood clots.

Rally in Richmond, Virginia. November 21, 2020.
ProPublica/FRONTLINE (PBS)

A new documentary from PBS' Frontline and ProPublica airing on WKAR-TV investigates the rise of extremism and white nationalism in America.

WKAR's Sophia Saliby spoke with Richard Rowley who directed “American Insurrection.”

White House Says Michigan Can’t Vaccinate Itself Out Of Troubling COVID-19 Trends

Apr 12, 2021
Beaumont Health

The federal government won't be sending additional vaccines to Michigan. That's despite Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s efforts to secure more shots as cases and hospitalizations continue to increase.

Michigan even surpassed its winter peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations on Monday.

Courtesy / Michigan Executive Office of the Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Monday a ban on most in-person office work will be extended, although largely as a measure to preserve the state’s options amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Okemos-Based Playmakers Running Clubs Builds Camaraderie For All Fitness Levels

Apr 12, 2021
Playmakers
Playmakers

Staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic is a lifeline for many, along with the love of running.

Lansing MMA Fighter Mando Gutierrez Has No Doubts Following First Loss

Apr 12, 2021
UFC
Mando Gutierrez

Gutirrez looks to bounce back from loss, plus training and bouts hampered by pandemic.

CDC Chief Urges Michigan To ‘Close Things Down’ Amid Spike

Apr 12, 2021
Courtesy / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that Michigan should “close things down” to help address surging coronavirus infections, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer instead urged people to voluntarily restrict certain activities.

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