Governor Gretchen Whitmer

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun  provide an update regarding COVID-19 and the continued efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

Rally in Richmond, Virginia. November 21, 2020.
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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.”

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A Michigan judge on Monday ordered three men to stand trial in a plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over her coronavirus restrictions.

Jackson County District Court Judge Michael Klaeren ruled there was enough evidence and bound over Paul Bellar, Joe Morrison and Pete Musico to circuit court to stand trial.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive on Friday. It lays out when and how confidentiality clauses can be used in employee separation agreements.

Whitmer said the purpose is to promote transparency, but it does not bar the use of confidentiality clauses in separation deals.

FBI Agent Testifies On Alleged Plot To Kidnap Michigan Governor

Mar 4, 2021
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An FBI agent is scheduled to return to the witness stand Thursday for a pre-trial hearing for three men accused of being part of an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor.

The pre-trial hearing for defendants Pete Musico, Joseph Morrison and Paul Bellar began Wednesday.  They are facing numerous charges, including providing material support for terrorist acts.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer is part of a panel that will testify Wednesday before a US Senate committee on climate change and infrastructure.

Cover of the 2021 Michigan Poverty Task Force Report
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Forty-three percent of Michigan households struggle to afford necessities like housing, childcare, food, health care and transportation.

That’s according to the United Way’s 2017 “Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed,” or ALICE Report.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer created the Michigan Poverty Task Force in 2019 to change those statistics and help low-income Michiganders.


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The Legislature’s Republican leaders said Wednesday they appreciate Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s calls for unity and bipartisanship in her State of the State address, but they’re not seeing much evidence she means it.

Whitmer Seeks Common Ground, Virus Relief In State Of State

Jan 27, 2021
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sought “common ground” with the Republican-led Legislature in her State of the State address Wednesday, calling for quick passage of a multibillion-dollar relief plan that would prioritize coronavirus vaccinations and additional aid to Michigan schools and businesses to end the pandemic.

One of six defendants charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last fall pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to a single count of kidnapping conspiracy and agreed to cooperate with investigators.

As part of the plea agreement between Andrew Birge, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Michigan, and Ty Garbin, the government will not bring further charges against Garbin related to the alleged plot.

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