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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…

CV Cases Down, Jobless Claims Higher Than Predicted

Corona virus in Michigan . The state HEALTH department reports TWO DEATHS AND 204 NEW CASES OF THE CORONA VIRUS. THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME IN SIX DAYS that COVID DEATHS HAVE BEEN IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. Delta Airlines says 500 employees have the corona virus. Delta says it’s losing 30 million dollars a day.…

Juneteenth Events, Proclamation

Today marks day three of Detroit’s weeklong celebration of ‘Juneteenth.’ It commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865 that the civil war ended and that slavery was abolished. This year’s Juneteenth holiday comes as ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations move into week three following the death of George…

New Rules, Data On CV At Nursing Homes

New Rules, Data On CV At Nursing Homes

The state health department is now requiring tests for corona virus for all nursing home residents and staff members.  The state health department says 1,947 nursing home residents have died of corona virus in Michigan. That’s 34 percent of all COVID deaths in the state. There have been 20 deaths of nursing home staffers, 7,163…

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