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Some fall high school sports may see their first games delayed, according to an announcement the MHSAA made Wednesday afternoon that marks the organization’s first tweaks to the fall sports schedule to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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The Whitehall Sports Hall of Fame announced Wednesday morning, July 15, that its annual banquet, scheduled for Nov. 7, will be canceled. Hall of Fame president James Morningstar made the announcement in a Facebook post to multiple locally-focused group pages.

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The MHSAA announced Friday morning, July 17, that member schools will start the 2020-21 school year playing fall sports as usual, with contingency plans in place if needed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Event cancellations because of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached the Mason County Fairgrounds.

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For Tammy Gerber, owner of Lotus of Ludington yoga studio, having an outside venue is the best of both worlds — she can keep her business running and her clients get to enjoy the beautiful setting of Rotary Park.

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The Michigan State University Mason County 4-H saw more youth than usual returning this year, including 15 youth members since March.

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Meditation, rather than exercise, is the first step to a healthier mind and body during this time, according to Dr. Jacob Seng.

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The Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced the July 23 Pure Ludington Sunset Beach Bonfire is canceled due to restrictions on crowd sizes in a press release Monday morning.

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The MHSAA announced Friday morning that member schools will start the 2020-21 school year playing fall sports as usual, with contingency plans in place if needed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is transitioning to a bi-weekly community update regarding activities and current information. Some content will be related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as new information or changes become available. Other content will be general information related to Spectr…

National Updates

State and local officials are forming a task force to address the development of Burleigh and Morton counties into a coronavirus hot spot.

WASHINGTON D.C. - The coronavirus pandemic continues to create challenges that in some situations, are overwhelming rural communities.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) approved the Missouri Department of Social Services’ waiver request to extend Pandemic Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) benefits through the month of August.

Waterloo City Council member Jonathan Grieder is calling for a face mask mandate in Waterloo to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Sturgis residents will be able to apply for one of 550 COVID-19 tests starting Aug. 5.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Rep. Louie Gohmert, who has refused to wear a mask, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Politico.

COVID-19 has claimed a fourth life in Ashley County. 

The University of Arizona Foundation, like the rest of the university, has called some of its employees back to their offices after months working remotely. The move has brought some to worry about their health.

Gov. Parson announced he is allocating approximately $20 million for emergency relief grants to home and community based services (HCBS) providers impacted by COVID-19.

The petition adds to the growing list of Wisconsinites calling on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to join the more than 30 states across the nation to implement a statewide mask order in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The petition adds to the growing list of Wisconsinites calling on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to join the more than 30 states across the nation to implement a statewide mask order in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This week on the podcast, we hear from six of the activists behind the ongoing local protests against police violence and systemic racism.

More than half of COVID-19 cases in the past three weeks have hit those between 21 and 29.

The Santa Maria Public Library and its branches in Orcutt, Guadalupe, Los Alamos and Cuyama will offer new hours for curbside pickup of library materials beginning Saturday, the city announced Tuesday. 

After continued requests from the property owners to delay action, Hagerstown tabled a resolution annexing nearly five acres of land near Valley Mall.

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(The Center Square) – Senate Republicans' latest COVID-19 stimulus package proposes another round of direct payments to Americans and more enhanced federal unemployment benefits for workers who lose their jobs during coronavirus restrictions.

The Legislature is back in town, and it's looking a lot like the meeting at the O.K. Corral.