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Critical CV Up; Guv Answers Gym Ruling

Critical CV Up; Guv Answers Gym Ruling

Michigan had a slight increase in serious and critical hospitalizations for coronavirus. The overall trend continues to be declining. Between June 19 and June 22, the state reports 15 additional inpatients on ventilators, seven more inpatients in critical care and nine inpatients not in critical care. The numbers had been steadily declining since mid-April. 5…

Sheila Ford Hamp New Lions Owner

The Detroit Lions have a new owner, in the same family. Martha Ford is stepping down as the principal owner of the Lions. Her daughter, Sheila Ford Hamp, will take over as principal owner and chair of the organization. The Lions statement says the move comes under the team’s established plan. The Lions statement says…

Monroe Area Man Wins Million Dollar Scratch Lottery, Again

If you want someone to accompany you on your next trip to the store, Mark Clark may be your man. Make sure he has his lucky coin. Clark,  of South Rockwood in Monroe County,  scratched a ticket with a coin that was given to him by his late father about 10 years ago.  Clark won…

Autos Back From Virus Shutdowns

Autos Back From Virus Shutdowns

Detroit automakers are well on the road to making up for lost time in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The automakers had been shut down for eight weeks and resumed part-time production five weeks ago. Now, all are up and running on a full schedule. Ford returned to a full schedule today, two weeks sooner…

Churches Offer CV Tests

Churches Offer CV Tests

15 churches in Southfield and Pontiac will be providing new corona virus testing sites in an effort to help reach minority communities that have been hit hard by the pandemic. The testing sites will be available on varying days through July 2nd. Testing can be obtained today in Pontiac from 8am until noon at the…

DNR Opens Campgrounds

There is welcome news for campers. State campgrounds are being reopened today after having been closed for a year. The DNR is expecting large crowds and is asking visitors to be patient as they arrive and observe and deal with new safety protocols that have been put in place. The DNR is currently hiring seasonal…

Guv Fights Gym Ruling

Governor Whitmer is going to the 6th Circuit U-S Court of Appeals to challenge the decision of a Grand Rapids Federal Court Judge who has ruled that indoor gyms in the state can reopen this Thursday. The judge did say the gyms will have to follow the workplace safety standards laid out by the governor.…

Michigan Econ Recovery Lags: Wallethub Survey

With states opening up and the national unemployment rate now at 13.3% compared to the nearly historic high of 14.7% at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, WalletHub today released its report on the States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most, along with accompanying videos and audio files, to illustrate which areas of the…

Two Million Workers Have Gotten Unemployment Payments For CV

Two Million Workers Have Gotten Unemployment Payments For CV

Here is the official release: The Unemployment Insurance Agency today provided an update on unemployment claims related to COVID-19 in Michigan. Since March 15, approximately 2.1 million eligible claimants have applied for state and federal benefits, with $11.4 billion in benefits paid to more 2 million workers. The agency also announced that it has now…

Juneteenth Events In The Area

Juneteenth becomes a major event in America. States are declaring it as a holiday. Companies are giving employees the day off. Celebrations will be held around metro Detroit for Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when the slaves were notified that they were free, nearly two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Gov. Whitmer…

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