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Stellantis workers to get $8,010 checks

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UAW members fear controversial work schedule could spread

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FOR SUBSCRIBERS - Will that 'new coach smell' at Michigan football last all year?

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New changes coming for Michigan restaurants, indoor gatherings -- Indoor dining capacity will increase to 50%, with other businesses also allowed to function with fewer COVID-19 restrictions.

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New COVID variants are emerging closer to home. Here's what to know about them. -- Health experts are seeing red flags in coronavirus variants that were first discovered in Brazil, New York and California. Here's what they say.

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Departing unemployment boss got $86K, plus confidentiality deal -- It is the third recently disclosed separation agreement for a state official and the second one including an unusual confidentiality agreement. -- Michigan

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Pistons vs. severely shorthanded Raptors: Time, TV, game info -- Detroit Pistons game time, TV channel, score, live updates and analysis as they play the Toronto Raptors -- Pistons

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Aaron Henry carries MSU to 64-58 win over Indiana in ugly affair -- Aaron Henry junior scored 12 points in the final 4:34 to lift Michigan State basketball to a 64-58 win over Indiana on Tuesday in East Lansing. -- Spartans

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FOR SUBSCRIBERS - Detroit Tigers observations: A tiki bar shot, much Baddoo about a dude - The Detroit Tigers, led by Willi Castro's bat and Casey Mize's arm, had plenty to smile about Tuesday in Bradenton, Florida. JEFF SEIDEL

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Nursing homes to reopen to visitors in Michigan -- For the first time in nearly a year, nursing homes in Michigan can now start to allow visitors once again, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday. -- Health

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Rocket stock soars 70%, could mirror GameStop rally -- Will a stock in Detroit-based Rocket Companies now soar to the stratosphere simply due to short-squeeze speculation? -- SUSAN TOMPOR

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Tigers win Casey Mize's first spring start over Pirates, 6-1 -- Casey Mize pitched two scoreless innings, with three strikeouts, and Spencer Torkelson made his spring training debut in Detroit Tigers' win

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FOR SUBSCRIBERS - Dire prediction shows how chip shortage could hit automakers - The U.S. auto industry could lose $14B in the first quarter and much more for the year due to a parts shortage. GENERAL MOTORS

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Detroit to vaccinate thousands of UAW workers

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Michigan blown out at home by Illinois, 76-53

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Ex-health director releases statement, gives glimpse into why he left

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Whitmer's approval rating has changed in last several months: Here's how

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Michigan basketball loses to Illinois, 76-53: Game thread replay

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Dan Campbell: 'A true alpha knows when it's time to concede'

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Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes was smart to praise the quarterbacks in this year's NFL draft and drive up his asking price for No. 7 pick. -- Lions

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March is about winning ugly. Michigan State basketball showed it can vs. Indiana; Michigan basketball still needs to after disaster vs. Illinois. -- Shawn Windsor

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How Illinois handed Michigan basketball a blowout loss at home - Michigan basketball looked average in a surprising blowout loss to Illinois on Tuesday at Crisler Center. Wolverines

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Why this Michigan star DL returned for senior year; I'll be 'doing everything' -- Michigan football defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson figures to play a key role in the team's new defensive scheme.

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Kresge offers support to Detroit nonprofit helping -- The Kresge Foundation has issued a $4.5 million guarantee on a loan to help the United Community Housing Coalition, as it waits for federal rent aid.

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High school coach fired for using racial slur -- The firing of a high school coach for directing a racial slur at a student athlete is the latest in a string of racial incidents in Rochester Hills.

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FOR SUBSCRIBERS - Wings need to stop snowball effect from burying them - After a three-goal second period Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings lamented their lack of pushback, saying they need to find better responses. RED WINGS

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How to follow today's Tigers spring game vs. Phillies -- Grapefruit League: Detroit Tigers (2-1) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (0-1): 1:05 p.m.; Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium; WXYT-AM (1270). -- Tigers

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View All Photos -- MSU basketball 64, Indiana 58: Best photos from Tuesday's game

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View All Photos -- Tigers spring training opener vs. Phillies: Best photos

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Michigan's Isaiah Livers will have ankle 're-evaluated'; Howard not worried -- Michigan basketball's Isaiah Livers says he will have his ankle re-evaluated after rolling it against Illinois. -- Wolverines

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Wings fall apart in second period in 4-1 loss to Blue Jackets -- The Detroit Red Wings' effort cratered in the second period, leading to a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and a second consecutive loss. -- RED WINGS

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Oakland men headed to Horizon semifinals after OT win -- The Oakland men advanced to the Horizon League semis in Indiana with an OT win; the Detroit Mercy men and Oakland women were eliminated. -- COLLEGE SPORTS

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U-M basketball gets compared to football team after ugly loss vs. Illinois -- Michigan basketball was embarrassed on its home court Tuesday and Wolverines fans let social media know about it. -- Wolverines

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View All Photos -- Blue Jackets 4, Red Wings 1: Photos from Ohio

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Red Wings lose to Blue Jackets, 4-1: Game thread replay -- The Detroit Red Wings will looks to build a new win streak Tuesday on the road vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets. -- RED WINGS

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Triple-A baseball season pushed to May; alternate camps after spring -- The Triple-A season was originally scheduled to begin April 6, but MLB plans to push it back to allow alternate sites to start the year.

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Game thread: MSU basketball 64, Indiana 58 -- The Michigan State Spartans will play the Indiana Hoosiers on March 2, 2021, in an important Big Ten basketball matchup.

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MSU's Foster Loyer has season-ending shoulder surgery -- Michigan State basketball's Foster Loyer had surgery on his injured left shoulder Monday and will miss the rest of the season, per a team spokesman.

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Casey Mize: My 'stuff was really good' in first spring game -- Detroit Tigers righty Casey Mize breaks down his spring start, and AJ Hinch provides updates on Michael Fulmer, Franklin Perez and Julio Teheran.

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Why Pistons rookies might be included in the Rising Stars rosters -- The Rising Stars Challenge won't be played this season due to COVID 19-related restrictions, but the NBA will still announce the roster on Wednesday.

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Restaurant owners rejoice over 50% capacity -- Restaurant owners are happy for increased capacity along with an extended curfew that helps turn more tables and serves guests.

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Separation agreement for second ex-health department employee worth thousands -- Sarah Esty was put on paid administrative leave for about a month by the state health department, according to records obtained by the Free Press.

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Detroit Fire Dept. to launch audit after drunken driving incidents -- After two drunken driving incidents involving on-duty firefighters, leaders with the Detroit Fire Department are launching an audit.

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Whitmer won't extend National Guard deployment to US Capitol -- Whitmer said 1,000 Guard members were sent to Washington, D.C. to help with security shortly after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20. -- Michigan

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Whitmer responds to allegation of 'hush money' for ex-health director -- Gov. Whitmer said Gordon didn't commit improprieties while leading the health department, but did not answer several questions about his depature. -- Politics

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Michigan reports 1,067 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths -- Tuesday's report brings Michigan to 590,217 total coronavirus cases and 15,558 deaths. -- Michigan

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5 interesting facts about Dearborn's Fairlane Town Center -- Here are some interesting facts about Fairlane Town Center, whose corridors have hosted many first jobs, celebrities, and even a fair share of crime.

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Replay: Whitmer update on COVID-19 response -- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to provide an update to Michigan's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lansing.

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Michigan's players 'fired up' as spring ball begins -- Michigan football's players say there is a different energy in the building this spring after a disappointing 2-4 season in 2020.

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High: 54 - Low: 28

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