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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a major and — to some immigration rights advocates, surprising — ruling on June 18 blocking the Trump administration’s effort to eliminate a program that offers young adults work permits and protections from deportation. The program — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA — allows qualified individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children to gain temporary legal status in various circumstances.
Here is the MiBiz growth report for July 5, 2020.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today ordered bars across much of the Lower Peninsula to close indoor service by late tonight to “protect the progress Michigan has made against COVID-19.”
Citing recent daily increases in new COVID-19 cases, including more than 100 tied to an East Lansing bar, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today urged people to “keep up our guard,” wear a face mask in public and avoid crowded areas.
Two West Michigan cultural organizations plan to retain staff crucial to their operations with a newly awarded CARES Act grant issued by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
JENISON — Private equity-backed Heartland Home Services has acquired First Call Plumbing Inc., its second acquisition in the West Michigan area in the last nine months.
An Ingham County Circuit Court judge has ordered Enbridge to immediately shut down the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, saying the company inadequately disclosed information about damage to support structures discovered last week.
GRAND RAPIDS — Has Heart, a nonprofit that connects veterans with artists to tell their stories, is building a coffee shop in Veterans Memorial Park.
GRAND RAPIDS — Two organizations representing minority-owned businesses issued a public statement Wednesday condemning a Kent County program that’s distributing $25 million in federal CARES Act funding for small business relief.
GRAND RAPIDS — After a more than three-month hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation are restoring daily round-trip train service between Grand Rapids and Chicago starting next week.