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Former Dearborn Hyatt Regency to be Turned Into Apartment Complex

Former Dearborn Hyatt Regency to be Turned Into Apartment Complex

Photo: George Gojkovich / Getty DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, September 16, 2021 ~ The former Dearborn Hyatt Regency hotel is approaching sale, and will be turned into an apartment complex by an unidentified company, according to Dearborn Attorney Amir Makled, who is representing the buyer. “We have a buyer who’s well capitalized and has the credentials to…

General Motors Pledges $50 Million to Detroit Non-Profits Through 2025

General Motors Pledges $50 Million to Detroit Non-Profits Through 2025

Photo: Joshua Lott / Getty DETROIT, September 15, 2021 ~ Tuesday, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced that GM will invest $50 million by 2025 to Detroit-based non-profit organizations, geared towards education, developing neighborhoods, and creating job opportunities. “For the city to be strong, it’s about all three,” said Barra to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan,…

Two Decades After 9/11, Americans Remember the Deadliest Attack in US History

Two Decades After 9/11, Americans Remember the Deadliest Attack in US History

Photo: Robert Giroux / Getty NEW YORK CITY, September 10, 2021 ~ Tuesday, September 11, 2001, a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out against the United States by the militant Islamist terrorist organizion al-Qaeda. Four commercial airliners traveling out of airports in eastern states were hijacked, with the intent to crash into…

General Motors Shuts Down Production for Two Weeks Due to Chip Shortages

General Motors Shuts Down Production for Two Weeks Due to Chip Shortages

Photo: Colin McPherson / Corbis via Getty DETROIT, September 7, 2021 ~ Due to the global shortage of semiconductor computer chips, General Motors announced that they will be halting production for the next two weeks at eight of their 15 North American assembly plants. Ford and Stellanis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also announced…

Social Security Benefits Will Only Fully Last Till 2034

Social Security Benefits Will Only Fully Last Till 2034

Photo: William Thomas Cain / Getty WASHINGTON DC, September 3, 2021 ~ A report released by the US Social Security Administration revealed that the pandemic has “significantly affected” the funds with which benefits are paid. Full Social Security benefits will only be able to be paid until 2033. “The headline is important, and it is…

‘Secure MI Vote’ Launches Petition to Require Identification for Michigan Voters

‘Secure MI Vote’ Launches Petition to Require Identification for Michigan Voters

LANSING , August 31, 2021 ~ Monday, “Secure MI Vote” revealed a petition to campaign for new identification requirements for Michigan voters. The goal of the petition is to mandate that voters present photo ID to cast ballots in person, and those who are voting absentee must submit their driver’s license number, personal state ID…

Two Suicide Bombings in Kabul Leave 13 Americans, More Than 60 Afghans Dead

Two Suicide Bombings in Kabul Leave 13 Americans, More Than 60 Afghans Dead

Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, August 27, 2021 ~ Thursday, two suicide bombings occured in Kabul, Afghanistan. One outside Hamid Karzai International Airport and one at the Baron Hotel in Kabul, killed 13 US service members, and injured 18 more. Additionally, more than 60 Afghan people were killed, as well as more than…

Congressmen Peter Meijer and Seth Moulton Took Secret Trip to Kabul During Evacuation

Congressmen Peter Meijer and Seth Moulton Took Secret Trip to Kabul During Evacuation

Photo: Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty WASHINGTON DC, August 25, 2021 ~ Tuesday, two US Congressmen, Michigan Republican Peter Meijer and Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton took a trip to Kabul, Afghanistan in secret, to examine the situation for themselves. “As members of Congress, we have a duty to provide oversight on the…

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