Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press

Kathleen Gray

Detroit Free Press

Farmington, MI, United States

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Past articles by Kathleen:

Patient admissions still slow at TCF Center, Suburban Collection Showplace field hospitals

Michigan planned for two field hospitals with a total of 1,250 beds to help ease the surge of coronavirus patients, but admissions have been slow. → Read More

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist appalled by face mask that looked like a confederate flag

As first black Lt. Gov. of Michigan, Garlin Gilchrist said he was appalled when a senator wearing a face mask that looked like a confederate flag. → Read More

Michigan Legislature wants to create committee to oversee Whitmer's coronavirus response

Legislature plans extraordinary special session Friday to create oversight committee, strip power from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer → Read More

A poll looked at financial impact of coronavirus on Michiganders and fear dominates

The Detroit Regional Chamber commissioned a poll to gauge economic impact of coronavirus on Michiganders and results are stark. → Read More

On Sunday news programs, Gov. Whitmer says her strict stay home orders are working

As coronavirus numbers start to drop, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared on Sunday news shows to say strict rules are working. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer signals she won't move filing deadlines for 2020 candidates to May

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson had asked Gov. Whitmer to move the candidate filing deadline to May, but governor signaled it probably won't happen → Read More

Trump tweet calls to 'Liberate Michigan' amid stay home order resistance

In a cryptic tweet on Friday, the president appeared to argue that Gov. Whitmer's stay-at-home order goes too far, even though he didn't add details. → Read More

Republicans introduce bills to strip power from Whitmer, but she promises a veto

On a day when coronavirus cases surpassed 29,000 and 2,093 people have died, legislative Republicans introduce bills to strip power from Whitmer → Read More

Senate Republicans offer 5-phase plan to restart Michigan's economy

A bipartisan Senate task force was developing a plan to restart Michigan's economy, but the GOP has come up with its own five-phase plan. → Read More

Here's how a state Senate task force would get people back to work amid coronavirus crisis

A Senate task force looking at ways to reopen Michigan's economy thinks some people could return to the work before stay home order expires → Read More

Julena Gay, sister of Detroit lawmaker Sherry Gay Dagnogo, dies after battling coronavirus

Julena Gay, sister of state Rep. Sherry Gay Dagnogo, D-Detroit, had appeared to be recovering from coronavirus but died Tuesday → Read More

Michigan LGBTQ ballot proposal seeks e-signatures ... but will it work?

Fair and Equal Michigan, which is trying to get an LGBTQ rights proposal on November ballot, is making an unusual push to get signatures amid stay home order → Read More

Detroit field hospital at TCF Center now has 8 coronavirus patients

TCF Center, Michigan's largest convention center which has transformed into a 1,000-bed field hospital, is currently treating 8 coronavirus patients. → Read More

After Monday rebuke, Whitmer praises DeVos company for coronavirus donations

Whitmer's praise of Amway for donating PPE follows Monday's rebuke of Betsy DeVos, whose husband's family co-founded the company. → Read More

Michigan cuts a big part of the supply chain for recreational marijuana market

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency is telling legal weed shop owners that they can no longer buy product that was a big part of their supply chain. → Read More

Whitmer: Tough days ahead but normalcy 'on the horizon'

Whitmer, responding to criticism of her stay-at-home order expanded Thursday, said nobody wants to start re-opening the economy more than she does. → Read More

Crews putting final touches on 250-bed hospital at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi

The transformation of Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi to a 250-bed field hospital is nearly done, ready for coronavirus patients later this week. → Read More

Detroit's TCF field hospital has capacity for 1,000 patients — but only 17 have been admitted

As the coronavirus patient count appears to be plateauing, the number of admissions to TCF Center is only 17 - most elderly patients waiting for a negative test → Read More

Field hospital at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi scales back from 1,000 beds to 250

Plans for Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi as a second field hospital for metro Detroit are being scaled back from 1,000 beds to 250 → Read More

Field hospital at TCF barricaded in front, busy in back as ambulances drop off patients

11 days after crews at TCF Center began transforming the convention center into a 1,000-bed field hospital, the facility began accepting patients. → Read More