Beth LeBlanc, The Detroit News

Beth LeBlanc

The Detroit News

Lansing, MI, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

Hydroxychloroquine lowers COVID-19 death rate, Henry Ford Health study finds

Heads of the Michigan health system said Thursday the study found the drug “significantly” decreased the death rate of patients → Read More

Whitmer: Reopening for Northern Michigan, U.P. includes bars, restaurants

The plan would reopen retail businesses and offices in those regions starting Friday, including bars and restaurants, which will be required to operate at 50% capacity → Read More

Inside Sinai-Grace ‘war zone’: ‘We started to run out of body bags’

Medical personnel at Detroit Medical Center's Sinai-Grace hospital paint a grim picture of the hospital's emergency department → Read More

Whitmer set to announce extended stay-home order Thursday

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to announce an extension to the governor's stay-home order Thursday → Read More

Poll: Biden leads Sanders in Michigan ahead of Democratic primary

It's Biden 29%, Sanders 22.5% among Democratic voters, who are overwhelmingly motivated by which candidate they believe can unseat President Trump → Read More

Whitmer officials attack GOP cuts in new budget showdown

The threat of a government shutdown has subsided, but Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's department officials criticize GOP legislative budget cuts → Read More

Michigan GOP headquarters tagged with anti-ICE graffiti

The state party believes it may have been a personal attack on Chairwoman Laura Cox, who served a significant portion of her career as an ICE agent → Read More

Nessel targets 3M as documents indicate firm knew of PFAS harms for decades

Attorney general says, “You can absolutely expect to see something in regard to litigation against 3M and some of the other chemical manufacturers. → Read More

Nessel creates enforcement unit to crack down on payroll fraud

Attorney General Dana Nessel created a unit to tackle payroll fraud at Michigan businesses as a group said some mistakes are due to complex payroll laws → Read More

Whitmer bans campaign activities on public dime, use of private email

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of rules seeking transparency and accountability in state government, including a ban on using private email. → Read More

Michigan governor race: Whitmer leads Schuette in early results

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is battling with Republican Bill Schuette to see who will succeed the GOP's Rick Snyder as Michigan's next governor. → Read More

Police seize misconduct records from Michigan's Catholic dioceses

Law enforcement officials served search warrants at most Catholic dioceses Wednesday morning as part of an investigation into clergy misconduct → Read More

Legislators decry 'dark money' influence in primary

A Michigan legislator running for state Senate says dark money from “monopoly utilities” is to blame for his loss in the Republican primary last week → Read More

Detroit legislator apologizes for racial slurs

Detroit legislator apologizes for racial slurs against Asian-American candidate → Read More

Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor primaries

Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette and former state Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer will compete to be Michigan’s next governor. → Read More

Michigan's Kethledge on Trump's short list for Supreme Court

Federal appeals court Judge Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, a former Kennedy clerk, met with President Donald Trump Monday at the White House → Read More

Michigan House approves Medicaid work requirement

The Michigan House approved an amended bill requiring Medicaid recipients to meet monthly work, education or training benchmarks → Read More

Snyder ending bottled water for Flint

Gov. Snyder: Flint water has tested below federal lead limits for nearly two years, so bottled water deliveries are ending → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Michigan priest of spending embezzled funds on lavish estate

A priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from his Michigan parish is now the subject of a civil lawsuit lodged by an insurance company. → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Michigan priest of spending embezzled funds on lavish estate

A priest accused of embezzling more than $5 million from his Michigan parish is now the subject of a civil lawsuit lodged by an insurance company. → Read More