Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week

Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week

Share or view as a webpage  I  Update preferences FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 6, 2020 Nick Assendelft, Public Information Officer, AssendelftN@Michigan.gov, 517-388-3135 Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week Aug. 8-16 spotlights Michigan’s water resources Michigan is...

Whitmer Signs Order Requiring Masks at Child-Care Centers

Whitmer Signs Order Requiring Masks at Child-Care Centers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2020 Contact: Press@Michigan.gov   Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Requiring Masks at Child-Care Centers and Camps   LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-164 which requires face...

AG, SOS Warn Michiganders to Read Petitions Before Signing 

AG, SOS Warn Michiganders to Read Petitions Before Signing 

Media Contact: Ryan Jarvi (o) 517-335-7666 (c) 517-599-2746 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 AG Nessel, SOS Benson Warn Michiganders to Read Petitions Before Signing Circulators May be Misleading People to Gain More Petition Signatures LANSING –...

Adopt-a-Forest cleanup challenge passes 50-site midpoint 

Adopt-a-Forest cleanup challenge passes 50-site midpoint 

  Share or view as webpage  |  Update preferences - DNR News - Aug. 5, 2020 Contact: Conor Haenni, 989-429-5542 Adopt-a-Forest cleanup challenge passes 50-site midpoint Refrigerators, tires, old cars, barrels with mysterious contents and an entire body cast are...

Fostering Futures Virtual Movie Trivia Night

Fostering Futures Virtual Movie Trivia Night

Greetings, We're excited to invite you to our Fostering Futures Scholarship Virtual Trivia Night fundraiser! Join us Tuesday, August 18 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for virtual trivia night. Now is the time to show off your film knowledge while supporting a great cause. This...

Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Michigan State Police Trooper

Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Michigan State Police Trooper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 5, 2020 Contact: Press@michigan.gov      Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Michigan State Police Trooper Caleb Starr    LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and...

August hunting and trapping opportunities

August hunting and trapping opportunities

August hunting and trapping opportunities This summer and fall, you may still enjoy many outdoor activities, including hunting, as long as you practice proper social distancing by staying at least 6 feet from those who don't live in your household. Learn more about...

Increase In COVID-19 Cases In South Lyon And Fenton Region

Increase In COVID-19 Cases In South Lyon And Fenton Region

Increase In COVID-19 Cases In South Lyon And Fenton Region Pontiac, Michigan –Oakland County Health Division, Livingston County Health Department and Genesee County Health Department report a steep increase in COVID-19 cases in the South Lyon and Fenton areas since...

Check trees for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle

Check trees for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle

Aug. 3, 2020 Contact: Rob Miller, 517-614-0454 or Joanne Foreman, 517-284-5814 Check trees in August for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle This year, many Michiganders have found time to reacquaint themselves with the outdoors. Whether you spend time walking,...

Whitmer approves $28 million in outdoor recreation development

Whitmer approves $28 million in outdoor recreation development

Share or view as webpage  |  Update preferences - DNR News - Aug. 3, 2020 Contact: Press@Michigan.gov (Governor's Office) or Jon Mayes (DNR), 517-284-5954 Gov. Whitmer approves $28 million in outdoor recreation development and acquisition grants Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

DNR Get Involved – August 2020

DNR Get Involved – August 2020

DNR Get Involved - August 2020 Here are a few ways to get involved in taking care of Michigan’s natural resources in August. For more opportunities to volunteer, contribute and provide input, visit Michigan.gov/DNRVolunteers. Help remove invasive species, restore...

$5.2 Million Goes To 544 Small Businesses

$5.2 Million Goes To 544 Small Businesses

$5.2 Million Goes To 544 Small Businesses As First Round Of Recovery Grants Help Retail And Others Hurt By COVID-19 Pontiac, Michigan – Oakland County small retail, restaurant and personal services businesses will share $5.2 million from the Oakland Together Small...

Still Time for Businesses and Nonprofits to Apply for Grants

Still Time for Businesses and Nonprofits to Apply for Grants

Still Time for Businesses and Nonprofits to Apply for Grants through Michigan Small Business Restart Program Contact: Kathleen Achtenberg achtenbergk@michigan.org The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is reminding Michigan’s small businesses and nonprofits...

Attorney General Joins Fight to Save the ACA

Attorney General Joins Fight to Save the ACA

Media Contact: Ryan Jarvi (o) 517-335-7666 (c) 517-599-2746 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Attorney General Nessel Joins Multistate Reply Brief in Supreme Court Fight to Save the ACA LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel along with 19 other...

Opioid overdoses surge during COVID-19 pandemic

Opioid overdoses surge during COVID-19 pandemic

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2020 CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112, SutfinL1@michigan.gov Opioid overdoses surge during COVID-19 pandemic; MDHHS promotes treatment and resources LANSING, Mich. – Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and emergency...

Voters can vote safely from home or in person

Voters can vote safely from home or in person

Aug. 4 statewide primary election: Voters can vote safely from home or in person Voters can safely cast their ballots in Michigan’s statewide primary election on Aug. 4 to determine candidates at the local, state and federal levels for the general election on Nov. 3....

Coronavirus-Focused Virtual Business Workshops

Coronavirus-Focused Virtual Business Workshops

Coronavirus-Focused Virtual Business Workshops Among Several Offered in August by County’s Small Business Team Pontiac, Michigan – Business owners and entrepreneurs who may have had their operations or aspirations interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic have a chance...

LEO Launches Digital Hub to Help Michigan Workers

LEO Launches Digital Hub to Help Michigan Workers

LEO Launches Digital Hub to Help Michigan Workers Displaced by COVID-19 Crisis Boost Skills New website helps Michigan workers easily connect to online certification and degree programs including free training and work readiness tools July 28, 2020 Contact: Jason...

Whitmer Calls on Trump to Pass Bipartisan Recovery Plan 

Whitmer Calls on Trump to Pass Bipartisan Recovery Plan 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2020 Media Contact: Press@Michigan.gov   PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Governor Whitmer Calls on Trump Administration, Congress to Pass a Bipartisan Recovery Plan   LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer once again called on...

MDHHS announces initiative to eliminate hepatitis C

MDHHS announces initiative to eliminate hepatitis C

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2020 CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112, SutfinL1@michigan.gov MDHHS announces initiative to eliminate hepatitis C in Michigan on World Hepatitis Day LANSING, Mich. – In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, the Michigan...

Michigan Drivers and Businesses Saving Nearly $97 Million

Michigan Drivers and Businesses Saving Nearly $97 Million

Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Orders to Result in Michigan Drivers and Businesses Saving Nearly $97 Million Media Contact: Laura Hall, 517-290-3779, halll17@michigan.gov Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442 or Michigan.gov/DIFScomplaints LANSING,...

Humane Society Warns Consumers of Heightened Puppy Scams

Humane Society Warns Consumers of Heightened Puppy Scams

Media Contact: Ryan Jarvi (o) 517-335-7666 (c) 517-599-2746 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 27, 2020 AG Nessel, Humane Society of the United States Warn Consumers of Heightened Puppy Scams During Pandemic LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the...

Whitmer: McConnell Plan Must Do More

Whitmer: McConnell Plan Must Do More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2020 Media Contact: Press@Michigan.gov   Governor Whitmer: McConnell Plan Must Do More to Protect Working Families, Frontline Workers, Small Businesses    LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the...

Interchange construction requires closing northbound I-75

Interchange construction requires closing northbound I-75

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       MONDAY, JULY 27, 2020   CONTACT: Rob Morosi, MDOT Office of Communications, MorosiR@Michigan.gov   Interchange construction requires closing northbound I-75 exit to Big Beaver Road...

Oakland County Graphic Designers Win Top Honors

Oakland County Graphic Designers Win Top Honors

Oakland County Graphic Designers Win Top Honors From National Design Publication Pontiac, Michigan – Graphic designers from Oakland County economic development, executive office, health and human services and human resources were honored recently with seven American...

Connect to Care helps health professionals to find jobs

Connect to Care helps health professionals to find jobs

Connect to Care makes it easy for health professionals to find jobs in high demand due to COVID-19; MDHHS promotes employment website FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2020 CONTACT: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112 LANSING, Mich. – As long-term care facilities look to hire...

$8.55 Million in COVID-19 Workplace Safety Grants

$8.55 Million in COVID-19 Workplace Safety Grants

$8.55 Million in COVID-19 Workplace Safety Grants will help employers protect workers Contact: Jason Moon 517-282-0041 July 23, 2020 With employers across the state working to keep their employees, customers and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State...

MPSC tackles next steps in customer protections

MPSC tackles next steps in customer protections

MPSC tackles next steps in customer protections as Michigan's economy cautiously reopens amid pandemic FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   July 23, 2020 Media Contact: Matt Helms 517-284-8300 Customer Assistance: 800-292-9555 Michigan.gov/MPSC Twitter Continuing its efforts...

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