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Recent articles by Tresa:

Chance of an early release for Kilpatrick raises questions, we've got answers

As friends and family await what they say is the imminent release of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, officials remain mum and questions swirl → Read More

Did Kwame Kilpatrick get an early prison release? US Attorneys office investigates

After many unsuccessful appeals, ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick may have gotten a "compassionate release" from prison. He has served 7 years. → Read More

Age of Resistance: How a virus riled up Michigan and spawned a rebellion

Michigan has become the new face of defiance in America as its protests over the governor's stay-at-home orders get national attention. → Read More

2 immigrants released from Michigan jail due to high risk of COVID-19

A federal judge iin Michigan says ICE has not done an adequate job at protecting immigrant detainees from COVID-19 infections and ordered two men released. → Read More

Ann Arbor company says its nasal antiseptic can kill coronavirus

After 20 years of research, an Ann Arbor bio-pharmaceutical firm is selling its first product: a nasal antiseptic that it says fights COVID-19. → Read More

Lawmakers ask DOJ to investigate why coronavirus hits people of color harder

African Americans make up 14 percent of Michigan's population, but account for 40 percent of the state's COVID-19 deaths. → Read More

ER visits plummet amid pandemic: 'More people are dying at home'

Hospitals are urging the public not to be afraid of going to emergency for a medical emergency as COVID-19 fears caused ER visits to plummet. → Read More

Pfizer begins coronavirus vaccine testing in US; Mich. lab could mass produce it

A vaccine trial involving 360 volunteers is underway in the U.S. to find out if Pfizer and its German partner have found a weapon to fight COVID-19. → Read More

Henry Ford doctor on ventilator beats COVID-19: 'I came as close to death as you can be'

A Henry Ford doctor is back home after spending six days on a ventilator battling COVID-19. He was on the front lines when the virus first showed up here. → Read More

Official: Michigan's curve is flattening, but ICUs still maxed out with COVID-19 cases

Michigan's top doctor sees "positive signs" in the fight against COVID-19, but wants to see infection rates and deaths go down two weeks in a row. → Read More

Beaumont ER doctors agree to pay cuts, leaves of absence amid COVID-19 crisis

Beaymont Health says emergency room visits have dropped so dramatically that some ER doctors have agreed to pay cuts by volunteering to work less. → Read More

Mom with COVID-19 delivers twins as husband faced death: 'Let me live'

A woman pregnant with twins drove herself to the hospital when her water broke. She and her husband both had COVID-19. → Read More

Mom with COVID-19 delivers twins as husband faced death: 'Let me live'

A woman pregnant with twins drove herself to the hospital when her water broke. She and her husband both had COVID-19. → Read More

FDA, Lysol issue warnings about President Trump's treatment ideas for coronavirus

President Trump says he was being sarcastic about using disinfectants to cure COVID-19. But the makers of Lysol took him seriously. → Read More

Feds: Nurse used COVID-19 crisis to sneak 150 lbs of pot into US

A Canadian nurse is charged with using medical credentials to cross the border into the U.S. so that she could sneak 100 pounds pot into the country. → Read More

Detroit Police Chief James Craig opens up on coronavirus recovery: 'I kept pushing back'

Detroit Police Chief James Craig says he beat COVID-19 with exercise, vitamins, liquids and healthy food. "People need to hear from the survivors." → Read More

Michiganders are filing lawsuits over Whitmer's stay home order

As more lawsuits challenge Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order, she's not fazed: 'It's better to be 6 feet apart than 6 feet under,' she says. → Read More

How having coronavirus changed me as a reporter, and a person

Writing about COVID-19 was frightening, but I thought I could handle it — until it struck both my husband and I. → Read More

Michigan doctors reveal what it's like inside hospitals during coronavirus crisis

Doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis are anxious and worried — but also optimistic a cure will be found. Just stay home, they say. → Read More

Metro Detroit family with coronavirus speaks out: 'It's unlike anything. Stay home.'

A Wayne County family has been quarantined for 12 days since their son tested positive for COVID-19 after a college trip to Spain. Stay home, they say. → Read More