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State of The State:  Whitmer Pledges to “Fix The Damn Road Ahead”

State of The State: Whitmer Pledges to “Fix The Damn Road Ahead”

Photo:  Getty LANSING, January 27, 2021 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of The State address Wednesday, offering a theme that promises to “fix the damn road ahead.”  In a downsized and brief 25-minute address, the Governor overviewed her multi-billion-dollar COVID-19 relief plan, which focuses on increased vaccine distribution, getting kids back in schools,…

Joe Biden Prioritizes Environmental Justice For His Climate Plan

Joe Biden Prioritizes Environmental Justice For His Climate Plan

Photo: Doug Mills / Getty WASHINGTON DC, January 27, 2020 ~ Joe Biden is pushing to reduce the United States‘ greenhouse emissions, and create jobs, while in the process undoing most all of Donald Trump‘s environmental policies. The President will begin by directing federal agencies to invest in minority and low-income communities that are said…

Biden Battling Pandemic Amidst Trump Impeachment

Biden Battling Pandemic Amidst Trump Impeachment

Photo:  Mark Makela / Getty WASHINGTON DC, January 26, 2021 ~ President Biden held a news conference Monday afternoon to deliver remarks and sign an executive order aimed at strengthening American manufacturing.  What followed was a slew of reporter questions about the pandemic, President Trump’s impeachment trial, and the lagging pace of his Cabinet confirmations. …

Matthew Stafford And The Lions Are Exploring Trade Options

Matthew Stafford And The Lions Are Exploring Trade Options

Photo: Leon Halip / Getty ALLEN PARK, MI, January 22, 2021 ~ Matthew Stafford has spent his entire NFL career with the Lions. During this time, he has made 282 touchdown passes and over 45,000 passing yards, both records for the franchise. Stafford’s contract with the Lions goes until 2023, though this past weekend, multiple…

Michigan to Allow Limited-Capacity Indoor Dining Beginning February 1

Michigan to Allow Limited-Capacity Indoor Dining Beginning February 1

Photo:  Julia Pickett / State of Michigan January 22, 2021 ~ In a news conference Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that the State of Michigan will allow indoor dining on a limited basis beginning Monday, January 1.  “I know this pandemic has hurt our restaurant owners, our restaurant workers, and all of their families,” said Whitmer.…

Detroit Lions Introduce Dan Campbell as New Head Coach

Detroit Lions Introduce Dan Campbell as New Head Coach

Photo: Fred Kfoury III / Icon Sportswire via Getty ALLEN PARK, MI, January 21, 2021 – The Detroit Lions on Wednesday introduced Dan Campbell as the team’s new head coach.  Campbell comes with over 20 years experience in the NFL, most recently as as assistant head coach/tight ends coach for the New Orleans Saints.  During his five…

Biden Inaugurated as The 46th U.S. President

Biden Inaugurated as The 46th U.S. President

Photo: Alex Wong / Getty WASHINGTON DC, January 20, 2021 ~ Joe Biden was sworn in today as the 46th president of the United States.   Biden used the event to call for unity and healing in a nation gripped by political divisions and a raging pandemic.   “End the uncivil war,” said Biden.  “Our better…

Trump Commutes Kilpatrick Prison Sentence

Trump Commutes Kilpatrick Prison Sentence

Photo:  Bill Pugliano / Getty DETROIT, January 20, 2020 ~ For one of his last acts in office, President Trump commuted the prison sentence of Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.  In 2013, Kilpatrick was convicted on 24 federal felony counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and racketeering.  Trump’s decision was supported by many figures in Detroit,…

Biden Arrives in Locked-Down Washington

Biden Arrives in Locked-Down Washington

Photo:  Chip Somodevilla / Getty WASHINGTON DC, January 19, 2020 ~ President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris arrived with their spouses Tuesday in Washington D.C.  Their first stop ahead of Wednesday’s Inauguration was the Reflecting Pool at the Lincoln Memorial, where 400 lights were lit at sundown to honor the more than 400,000…

Indoor Dining Suspension Extended to February 1, Other Restrictions Eased

Indoor Dining Suspension Extended to February 1, Other Restrictions Eased

Photo:  Julia Pickett / State of Michigan January 13, 2021 ~ Governor Whitmer announced Wednesday that the ban on indoor dining would be extended to February 1.  Her amended orders did lift restrictions on forms of physical activity, with indoor group fitness and non-contact sports allowed starting this Saturday.  RELATED PODCASTS: January 13, 2021 ~…

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