Articles by Claire Dwyer


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Former Michigan Speaker resigns from Kalamazoo development organization

Due to growing controversy, Michigan’s former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lee Chatfield, resigned from his position as CEO of Southwest Michigan First on February 22.  Chatfield’s resignation comes in the wake of controversy surrounding his support for blocking protections for LGBTQ+ individuals in his former role of state representative. This included Chatfield blocking expansions…

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COVID-19 Update: New developments

On February 22, the United States passed a devastating milestone of over 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, this means that on average around 2,000 people die from the virus every day. However, positive test rates and other metrics are slowly trending downward. Although the statistics are still concerning, there…

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Texas winter storms touch Hope

In recent weeks, the southern United States have been battered with freezing temperatures and winter storms. At least 35 people have died after millions of Texans have suffered from power outages and water shortages. A boil-water order was advised for approximately 13 million Texans throughout the state. Power outages have lasted days, and many were without…