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Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun  provide an update regarding the state’s response efforts to COVID-19.

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The Big Ten and Pac-12 won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football’s five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic.

 


two women with signs
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Dozens of Michigan school employees rallied at the State Capitol Thursday to call for a safe school re-opening strategy. 

Pilgrims at the Grand Mosque of Mecca
Saudia Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah

July 30 is the first day Eid al-Adha.

The Islamic holiday commemorates the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son for Allah and is a time of prayer, charity, and social connection.

The holiday also occurs during the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.


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The MSU football team is now in quarantine for 14 days after a coronavirus outbreak. The MLB has now postponed two games because players have tested positive. NBA player Lou Williams left the bubble, putting players and staff at risk. Does sports returning make any sense at this point?


Lansing Collegiate Locos players at bat
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With the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season this year, Cooley Law School Stadium, the home of the Lansing Lugnuts, has sat mostly vacant all summer.

However, a new series of games kicked off at the stadium July 23 to give fans a taste of the baseball they’ve been missing.


Football Players
MHSAA

High school football players will be headed back onto the field for practice in less than a month.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced last week fall sports would be going ahead as normally scheduled.


High School Football
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We dive into the new coronavirus guidelines outlined by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. But, how safe do you feel sending your children back to school and participating in high school sports?


High School Football
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What does the future of high school sports in Michigan look like?; Can Max Christie convince Emoni Bates to reclassify?; Will more high school recruits pick the G-League?


COVID-19 Testing Sign
Ingham County Health Department/ Facebook

When the state began to reopen at the beginning of June, cases of COVID-19 began to creep back up with outbreaks linked to businesses and large gatherings.

One of those outbreaks is tied to popular East Lansing bar, Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub. As of Tuesday, the Ingham County Health Department has found over 170 total cases connected to the bar. 32 of them are secondary, meaning people who didn’t go to Harper’s themselves but got sick from someone who did.


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