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 By Renee Summers    News    January 14, 2021 

Newly Elected 34th District Judge Maintains a Community Focus

Attorney Lisa Martin brought with her more than 20 years' experience in the legal field when she decided to run for a seat on the 34th District Court. A resident of Van Buren Township, Martin had...

 

How did Martin Luther King Jr. Day become a federal holiday?

On the third Monday of January every year, the federal government closes up shop for a day to honor civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. - who was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968. But...

 

More Vaccines are on the way to Michigan

LANSING. -- Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they will grant Governor Whitmer and eight other governors' request and release the millions of doses of the...

 

Open carry firearms ban doesn't go far enough, Michigan House Democratic leaders say

LANSING - The Michigan State Capitol Commission has not done enough to protect lawmakers, school kids, tour groups and others inside the state's Capitol, House Democratic leaders said Monday. After...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    January 7, 2021

'We Took the Capitol'

Thousands of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Vice President Mike Pence presided over the Electoral College vote. Carrying Trump banners and American flags an...

 

Project Blue Light helps deter crime in Ecorse and Highland Park

A partnership between Ecorse and Highland Park is working together to reduce the amount of crime in their cities. A pilot program funded in part by the State of Michigan's Financially Distressed Citie...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 7, 2021

Congresswoman Haley Stevens Hosts Pre-Holiday Tele-Town Hall

On the evening of Tuesday, December 22, U.S. Congresswoman Haley Stevens (Dist. 11) hosted a Tele-Town Hall for her constituents, to address concerns related to COVID-19. Invitations to Stevens' town...

 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Statement on Wednesday's Attack on Capitol and Attempted Coup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib released the following statement regarding Wednesday's violent attack on the United States Capitol and attempted coup by Trump supporters and white sup...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 7, 2021

Remembering the Notable People We Lost in 2020

Basketball fans were heartbroken to hear of the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash the morning of January 26. During his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers Bryant became one...

 

IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Susan Moore - The Death of Black Doctor of COVID-19 Sets Off Alarms

He made me feel like a drug addict," Dr. Susan Moore, 52, said on a video days before her death on December 22 due to coronavirus. The Black Indiana doctor states on a Facebook video that she had...

 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Signs $106 Million Bipartisan Relief Bill

LANSING -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the bipartisan relief bill that the Michigan legislature passed after she urged them to provide support for Michigan families, frontline workers,...

 

Marathon Announces Property Purchase Program

On December 17, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) announced its offer to purchase residential properties in southwest Detroit. MPC plans to spend $5 million on the purchase program focusing on...

 

Wayne County Residents Have Options for Paying Property Taxes During COVID

Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree wants county residents to know his office is there to help anyone struggling to make property tax payments. In the nearly five years he has been treasurer, Sabree's...

 

Joe Biden selects former MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm to lead Energy Department

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden will select former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy, according to multiple news reports. Granholm, 61, was attorney general of Michigan...

 

Michigan State Rep. Cynthia Johnson receiving racist, lynching threats

"You should be swinging from a f------ rope, you Democrat," one woman said in a voice mail laced with racial slurs, according to Johnson's Facebook post linking to a recording of the message. This is...

 

Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan "Clean Slate" Criminal Justice Reform Bills

DETROIT -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan House Bills 4980-4985 and 5120 reforming Michigan's criminal expungement laws making it easier for people who have committed certain...

 

Ecorse receives Grant from MEDC

LANSING – Ecorse is one of ten industrial sites submitted by communities and local partners around Michigan that have been awarded $728,500 in site readiness grants, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today. Awarded through...

 

Buffalo Soldiers' Legacy Alive and Well in Detroit

The Buffalo Soldiers contribution to the history of the United States is often overlooked when reviewing the westward expansion of the nation in the 19th century. In 1866, Congress enacted...

 

THE REPUBLICAN ELECTION PANDEMIC OF 2020

DETROIT – 2020 will not only be the year noted for the attack of the coronavirus throughout the nation, but the Republican election pandemic spreading around the nation. If it were not so tragic,...

 

MDHHS issues a 3 week pause to prevent the spread of COVID-19

LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an...

 

Let's include Native American History in our lives

November is National Native American Heritage Month. It's a time to recognize the many sacrifices, contributions and achievements of Native American people, as well as celebrate their rich and vibrant...

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, MOST CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICES HAVE VARIOUS CLOSURES

WESTLAND Westland, MI (November 17, 2020) - Mayor William R. Wild announced in an effort to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, the City of Westland Administrative Offices will close to the public...

 

America Declares to Trump: 'You're Fired'

After days of post-Election Day counting, Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the nation's 46th commander-in-chief. With all eyes on Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and Ari...

 

Detroit Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen shared history during Veterans Day Program

The Detroit Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen held their Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th at the Coleman A. Young Airport. Members of the community came out pay their respect to the people that...

 

Presidency Hinges On Tight Races in Battleground States Michigan, Wisconsin & Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states -...

 

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