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Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition

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  • Melvindale Police Department Receives New Locker Room for Female Officers

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 16, 2023

    Female police officers in Melvindale are cheering the opening of their new locker room at Melvindale Police Department's Headquarters. Melvindale's police station was built long before the department hired its first female officer in 1989 and the aging facility lacked a dedicated space for female officers. The department now has three women on the force and the converted restroom they were using was cramped and lacked seating and appropriate lighting. The Detroit Public Safety Foundation spearhe...

  • A Historic Vote and the Tools It Gave Us

    Ben Jealous, Sierra Club - Executive Director|Mar 16, 2023

    Vice President Kamala Harris is sure to be remembered every March in Women's History Month as the first woman and the first person of color to serve our nation in that position. As notable as those two facts are, she may grow to be known just as much for a single vote in the Senate that helped save the planet. Last August, she broke the 50-50 deadlock between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. That historic package, along with the Infrastructure...

  • Senate Democrats Cast Momentous Vote to Restore Workers' Rights, Promote Better Wages and Safer Workplaces

    Michigan Senate Democrats|Mar 16, 2023

    LANSING - (March 14, 2023) - Today, the Senate Democratic Majority voted to pass Senate Bills 6 and 34, the Restoring Workers' Rights package. "The ability to speak up together with one voice for better pay and benefits and safer workplace conditions is a right that workers deserve," said Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids). "By repealing anti-worker laws, we're making our state a place where people want to come, work hard, and build a life knowing that they will be respected...

  • Biden Issues Another Executive Order Seeking to Curb Gun Violence

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Senior Correspondent|Mar 16, 2023

    As he visited Monterey Park, California, on Tuesday, President Joe Biden lamented that every few days in the United States, the country mourns a new mass shooting. Biden argued that daily acts of gun violence, including community violence, domestic violence, suicide, and accidental shootings, may not always make the evening news. Still, they cut lives short and leave survivors and their communities with long-lasting physical and mental wounds. Before the President met with the families and...

  • Finding Savings Where You're Already Spending

    StatePoint|Mar 16, 2023

    (Statepoint) At a time when Americans are keeping a closer eye on their expenses, finding more value where they are already spending on the essentials is more important than ever. In a recent study from Morgan Stanley, 64% of Americans said they plan to cut back on overall spending in the next six months as inflation continues to rise and impact wallets. And while many are making cuts in their everyday life, wireless shows no sign of being scratched from the monthly budget. With more than 60%...

  • FBI Seeking Information and Additional Victims of Suspected Human Trafficking

    FBI Media|Mar 16, 2023

    On February 9, 2023, Deshawn Allen and Cassidy Morse were indicted on charges related to sex trafficking of minors. The indictment alleges that in late 2021, Allen and Morse conspired to engage in the sex trafficking of two minors out of locations across the Eastern District of Michigan, including Southfield and Flint. During the time of the alleged offenses, Allen used the alias "L.A." and Morse used the aliases "Kamore" and "K-Money." Federal investigators are seeking the public's help to...

  • Women's International Film Festival Closes Out Women's History With 40 Films By Women, About Women

    Drew Barrett|Mar 16, 2023

    New York City: Mar 15, 2023 - The 2023 Women's International Film & Arts Festival returns for its third installment in New York City with over 40 films made by women representing 13 countries. Films will be screened online and in-person March 22-31, 2023. The films represent all genres, including documentaries, feature films, short films, animated films, dramatic films, and several films from students worldwide. Countries represented include The United Kingdom, Canada, The United States,...

  • MDHHS Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 16, 2023

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) together with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (MiDDC) and Governor Gretchen Whitmer are recognizing March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The recognition is meant to raise awareness and educate the public about developmental disabilities while highlighting the strengths, abilities, and important contributions of people with developmental disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was first...

  • Listen to Your Heart:

    Dr Brittany S Fuller MD, Interventional Cardiologist Henry Ford Health|Mar 16, 2023

    We continue to live through a public health tragedy. If there is any hope to be drawn from so much hardship and loss, it's that COVID-19 has reignited new conversations about disease awareness and the inequality that still exists in our healthcare system. As an interventional cardiologist practicing in Detroit, who has been treating heart disease for four years, I've witnessed how delayed visits can impact care within our community. It is always upsetting when patients come to my office with...