Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press

Paul Egan

Detroit Free Press

Lansing, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Paul:

Whitmer to update state's coronavirus response as cases continue to rise

The governor has said she could move the dial backwards on the state's reopening if cases continue to increase. → Read More

Black lawmakers call for ban on police use of facial recognition technology

The ban on the use of facial recognition technology is one measure in a package of proposed police reforms announced Wednesday. → Read More

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closes Michigan indoor bar service, except for Up North

Whitmer said the action is needed to control an uptick in the spread of the coronavirus → Read More

Phase 5 by July 4? 'That's not going to happen,' says Gov. Whitmer

The governor said the state can expect more clarity in the next two days over whether some parts of the state might have to move backwards. → Read More

Governor and lawmakers announce plan to balance state's 2020 budget

The plan makes major use of federal coronavirus relief funds to close a $3-billion budget gap for 2020. → Read More

Blind voters say secretary of state broke promise about accessible absentee ballots

The Federation of the Blind in Michigan asked a judge to find Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson in contempt of court. → Read More

Gretchen Whitmer: Ban chokeholds by police, make racially motivated 911 calls hate crimes

Michigan's governor, in addition to calling for a ban on chokeholds, also said that racially motivated 911 calls should be classified as hate crimes. → Read More

Divergent views emerging from videos of Detroit protesters thrown from a moving police SUV

Mayor asks, if people are banging and climbing on your car, what is an offers to do? But, protester organizers suggest police were the aggressors. → Read More

Lewis Cass name is all over Michigan: 10 places named for slave owner

Many Michigan places are named for Lewis Cass and his statue represents Michigan at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

Federal judge says Michigan gyms can open June 25; state to appeal

It makes sense that gyms should be among the last Michigan businesses to reopen, a spokeswoman for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. → Read More

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends Michigan's state of emergency until July 16

The state of emergency should not be confused with the stay-at-home order, which Gov. Whitmer lifted on June 1. → Read More

Coronavirus sharply reduces supply of popular ramen noodles in Michigan prisons

Buying ramen from the commissary is one of the main ways prisoners supplement what they are served in the chow hall. → Read More

Whitmer hits back at bid to repeal statute that gives her emergency powers

A group with ties to the Michigan Republican Party is launching a petition drive to repeal the Emergency Powers of Governor Act of 1945. → Read More

Nessel calls for public database of Michigan's problem police officers

The proposed registry is part of a seven-point plan Nessel released amid nationwide discussions about police reform. → Read More

State sitting on $2.8B in federal coronavirus funds it can't use to close budget gap

As of Thursday, the state had only spent about $250 million of the roughly $3.1 billion in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund money it received. → Read More

Whitmer to extend freeze on residential evictions for non-payment of rent

The moratorium on residential evictions for non-payment of rent was scheduled to end Thursday at midnight. → Read More

LGBTQ rights petition scores partial victory in Michigan Court of Claims

The Court of Claims said the time Michigan spent under a stay-at-home order will not count against the 180 days the group had to collect signatures. → Read More

Michigan prison population sees record drop during coronavirus pandemic

Despite a drop of close to 2,000 Michigan prisoners, now is not the time to close another prison as a cost-cutting measure, an official said. → Read More

Judge: Felony penalties in Whitmer emergency order can't be enforced

Judge Christopher Murray issued the ruling in a lawsuit brought by Associated Builders & Contractors of Michigan and a landscaping company. → Read More

Michigan panel OK's language for petition to recall Gov. Whitmer

Chad Baase must collect about 1.1 million valid signatures in a 60-day period. → Read More