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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Michigan relaxes capacity limitations for restaurants, bars, and gyms, allows visitation at nursing homes

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 2:51 PM

It's been a month since Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration gave the green light for indoor dining across the state to resume with restrictions, and already the state is allowing restaurants and a handful of other businesses to now operate at increased capacities. On Tuesday Whitmer announced that Michigan's bars,...

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Detroit's expands 'Good Neighbor' program to encourage vaccinations

Posted By on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 10:43 AM

The folks over at State Farm insurance, as well as the late great Mr. Rogers, would likely be very into Detroit's latest push to get more people vaccinated through its "Good Neighbor" program. As of Wednesday, the city expanded the program to allow metro Detroiters over the age of...

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Michigan lung transplant recipient dies after doctors discover donor lungs were infected with COVID-19

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 1:14 PM

In what doctors believe to be the first case of its kind since the start of the pandemic, a Michigan lung transplant recipient has died after it was discovered that the donor's lungs were infected with COVID-19, despite having been tested before the procedure. The double-lung procedure, which took...

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Michigan GOP candidate for governor is a Black man who wants to cancel Black History Month

Posted By on Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Michigan's “deeply conservative” 2022 gubernatorial hopeful Austin Chenge — a Black Army veteran and businessman and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first Republican challenger — announced that if elected, he will abolish Black History Month in favor of an "American History Month." Yeah, no. “I will cancel #BlackHistoryMonth in #Michigan,” Chenge...

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Washtenaw County sheriff forgives more than $500k in prisoner debt, ending 'absurd cycle'

Posted By on Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 12:57 PM

Washtenaw County made a progressive move to erase debt accrued by inmates, making it easier to meet basic needs and succeed upon release. Last week, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office announced that it would forgive all outstanding jail debts from 2013-2020, which, according to a review of inmate debt,...

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Friday, January 29, 2021

These new polar bear cubs born at the Detroit Zoo are here to save us from ourselves

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 11:54 AM

If you're busy trying to reverse-engineer your Twitter feed to try to figure out how Reddit users have dismantled Wall Street or why famous women named “Kate” are trending while dodging WandaVision spoilers, don't. Stop, drop your phone, and soak in the unadulterated cuteness of the Detroit Zoo's latest...

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Monday, January 25, 2021

Washtenaw County will no longer charge juveniles for low-level offenses: 'We need to treat kids like kids'

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 3:28 PM

We didn't know it was possible to fall in love with a prosecutor, but here we are, crushing on Washtenaw County's Eli Savit and his flurry of aggressive — and progressive — directives to move the county forward. Most recently added to the list of policy changes he has...

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach Trump, says he has bought body armor amid threats

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 12:39 PM

U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer — a freshman Republican congressman from Michigan who was among those in the U.S. House chamber when President Donald Trump incited a deadly insurrection at the nation's Capitol building last week — says he and his colleagues have turned to dramatic measures to protect themselves...

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Washtenaw County will no longer pursue criminal charges for consensual sex work

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 10:42 AM

Washtenaw County's new prosecutor is laying waste to out-of-date policies and criminal charges regarding everything from drugs to, as of Thursday, consensual sex work. Prosecutor Eli Savit — who earlier this week, released a pair of new policy directives that detailed why he would no longer charge criminal cases...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Apple to open its first U.S. based Developer Academy in Detroit later this year

Posted By on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 11:02 AM

Detroit will soon get its own slice of the big Apple. As part of the tech giant's $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, Apple announced its plans for an Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, the first of its kind in the U.S. Launched in collaboration with Michigan State...

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