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Canada To Americans: We Don’t Want You Here

Canada To Americans: We Don’t Want You Here

The Canadian/US border is expected to remain closed for another 30 days, until August 21. In March, the longest un-defended border in the world closed to all “non-essential traffic” due to Covid-19. The US and Canadian governments review the agreement every 30 days, and reports suggest the closure will be extended a fourth time. “We…

New Program Fights Evictions

New Program Fights Evictions

Here is the official state release: A new program administered by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) in collaboration with Michigan Supreme Court and Department of Health and Human Services will help renters who have fallen behind on their payments due to COVID-19 and their landlords who want to recoup missed payments. The Eviction…

Guv Order Extended; Museums Reopen Today

Guv Order Extended; Museums Reopen Today

Governor Whitmer has extended her state of emergency declaration through August 11th. The U-S and Canada have extended their agreement to keep their border closed to non-essential travel until August 21st. Both actions came as state officials were reporting 584 new cases of the corona virus and six deaths. The past week saw a record…

Trucking, Bridge Owner Moroun Dies At 93

Funeral arrangements have not been announced for Detroit billionaire Matty Moroun. His family reported the Ambassador Bridge owner died Sunday of congestive heart failure at the age of 93. He is survived by his wife and son Matthew, who in recent years has been managing the families diversified holdings. Moroun went from humble beginnings to…

MSU May Dump James Madison Name

The next founding father to have his name taken down may be James Madison at Michigan State University. The interim dean at James Madison College at MSU says they’re considering a name change to advance what he calls racial equity. The dean says they will take into account the opinions of faculty, students, and alumni.…

School Reopenings Reconsidered

School Reopenings Reconsidered

Several big school districts are extending remote classes into the fall, and giving up on hopes to go back to class. Detroit Public Schools opened their doors for summer classes The first-time students will be allowed back for in-person instruction since doors were closed in early spring. Detroit will offer both in-person and virtual learning…

CV Vaccine Candidate Made In Michigan

CV Vaccine Candidate Made In Michigan

Two experimental coronavirus vaccines being made in Michigan have received “fast track” status from the Food and Drug Administration. The vaccines are being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech of Germany. Manufacturing is taking place at Pfizer’s plant near Kalamazoo The overall supply will be made in Massachusetts and Missouri and in Germany. Stage one testing…

DPS Buses Blocked Again Over CV Protest

Protestors went back to the Detroit school’s bus terminal trying again to stop drivers from getting to their routes like they did yesterday. They also blocked a parking lot across the street. Detroit Police have been seen driving by, but there has been no police presence. They charge it’s too soon to send kids back…

Michigan Mask Rules In Effect

Michigan Mask Rules In Effect

Ramping up the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective today, under an executive order from Governor Whitmer, the wearing of a mask is now required in crowded outdoor spaces. Her order also says any businesses open to the public must refuse service to anyone coming in without a mask on. The only exceptions would be…

Med Emergencies, Deaths Rise Out Of Hospitals

Med Emergencies, Deaths Rise Out Of Hospitals

People have been dying to stay out of hospitals. Literally. Many feared getting the corona virus so they have avoided hospitals even if they had a medical emergency. The state health department says compared to Michigan EMS data from 2019, out-of-hospital cardiac arrests increased by 43 percent between March 15 and May 23. And out-of-hospital…

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