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Royal Oak Approves Ticket-Issuing Smart Parking Meters

Royal Oak Approves Ticket-Issuing Smart Parking Meters

June 23, 2021 ~ The Royal Oak City Commission voted to install 800 new smart parking meters which will issue tickets when the meter runs out. Additionally, the fine attached to the tickets will double from $10 to $20. “We don’t want to issue anyone tickets,” Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue said to 760 WJR’s Kevin…

Michigan COVID-19 Restrictions Ending June 22

Michigan COVID-19 Restrictions Ending June 22

June 21, 2021 ~ Monday is the last day of COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan following more than a year of lockdown orders. “Today is a day that we have all been looking forward to, as we can safely get back to normal day-to-day activities and put this pandemic behind us,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in…

President Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

President Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Photo: Doug Mills-Pool / Getty June 17, 2021 ~ Thursday, President Joe Biden signed into law a legislation that makes June 19 a federal holiday: Juneteenth National Independence Day. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of June 19, 1965. On this day, the people of Galveston, Texas were the last people in the nation to be…

Biden Administration Bears Down on Domestic Terrorism

Biden Administration Bears Down on Domestic Terrorism

June 16, 2021 ~ Tuesday, the White House released a national strategy specifically targeting domestic terrorism. Experts say the strategy comes as a direct response to the January 6 capitol riots. “We cannot ignore this threat or wish it away,” said President Biden during the introduction of the plan. “Preventing domestic terrorism and reducing the…

Whitmer Proposes Unemployment Benefits for Employed Workers

Whitmer Proposes Unemployment Benefits for Employed Workers

Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty June 15, 2021 ~ Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that she plans to expand the state’s Work Share program, allowing specific employees returning to work to receive a $300 bonus per week. “We’re going to use the federal $300 per week in unemployment benefits to our advantage, so we can…

Kwame Kilpatrick Delivers Sermon in First Public Event Since Release From Prison

Kwame Kilpatrick Delivers Sermon in First Public Event Since Release From Prison

Photo: Monica Morgan / WireImage June 14, 2021 ~ Sunday, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick delivered a sermon at the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church in his first public event since his release from prison. The sermon, based in biblical scripture, was named by Kilpatrick: “It’s Not Time to Die.” “I would like to thank…

Supreme Court: Board has ‘Legal Duty’ to Verify Unlock Michigan Signatures

Supreme Court: Board has ‘Legal Duty’ to Verify Unlock Michigan Signatures

Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty LANSING, June 11, 2021 ~ Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the Board of State of Canvassers “has a clear legal duty” to certify the Unlock Michigan petition and pass the proposal on to the state Legislature. “We urge the Michigan House and Senate to act promptly to finally…

Governor Whitmer’s Approval Ratings Drop

Governor Whitmer’s Approval Ratings Drop

Photo: Brittany Greeson for The Washington Post via Getty LANSING, June 10, 2021 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s approval ratings have fallen after a string of controversies. According to a survey of 600 registered Michigan voters, 50% of participants approved, while 44% said they disapproved of Whitmer’s performance. A similar survey conducted in February found 58%…

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