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Statements from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on the Michigan Election

On behalf of the people of Michigan, I want to congratulate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Senator Gary Peters, Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and Justice-Elect Elizabeth Welch on their victories....

 

COALITION OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS DEMAND ALL BALLOTS BE COUNTED

Voting is the cornerstone of democracy in this country. It is through casting a ballot that Americans determine our future, protect our rights, seek equal treatment in economic and social life ...

 

Why the 2020 Vote Matters More than Ever to African Americans

Her father survived Jim Crow and saw the evolution of the vote in America, so Lex Scott speaks from a unique perspective when she champions African Americans' historical significance casting their bal...

 

MAYOR MIKE DUGGAN AND COUNCIL HAS PLAN TO HELP OVER TAX ASSESSED DETROITERS

Mayor Mike Duggan has joined five co-sponsoring members of City Council to announce a comprehensive plan to recognize and prioritize Detroit homeowners negatively impacted by property tax over-assessments from 2010-2013. Today, a resolution...

 

Michigan judge sides with open-carry of firearms at polling stations

(Reuters) - A Michigan judge sided with gun-rights advocates on Tuesday in allowing the open carrying of firearms at Election Day polling sites, blocking enforcement of an order by state authorities...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 22, 2020

Police Department Accreditation Benefits Community says Dearborn Police Chief

When schools, colleges, and health care agencies are accredited, it lets the client or consumer know they are putting their trust in an institution with professional qualifications. The same is true...

 

Governor Whitmer Signs "Clean Slate" Criminal Justice Reform Bills Expanding Opportunities for Expungement

Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders could be eligible to have their records expunged after governor signs bills DETROIT -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan House Bills 4980-4985...

 

Michelle Obama and, LeBron James Team To Help Boost Early Voting

WASHINGTON (AP) - A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 15, 2020

Investigators Seek New Tips in Year Old Murder Case

A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the shooting death of Anthony "Nicky" Jones on Saturday, August...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 8, 2020

River Rouge's Roberto Cruz Rooted in Community

River Rouge's Director of Public Safety Roberto Cruz was born and raised in River Rouge. He began as a firefighter with the city in 1993 after receiving job offers from the Los Angeles Police...

 
 By Jemele Hill    News    October 8, 2020

Kamala Harris Claims Her Power

Before last night's vice-presidential debate, the hype, at least among Democrats, was that Kamala Harris was going to knock Mike Pence out. You might have thought it was 1988 again, and the debate...

 
 By Jocelyn Benson    News    October 8, 2020

New Polling Centers, and Drop Boxes Open In Detroit

As Election Day draws closer voters in Detroit have new options to cast their ballots early. The Covid-19 pandemic is shaping changes at the ballot box and making them more accessible than ever...

 

Michigan House of Representatives Honors Rep. Isaac Robinson

LANSING - Today, the Michigan House of Representatives took up House Resolution 316, a bipartisan memorial resolution honoring the late Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) with his father, Roger Robinson...

 

Detroit City Council Greenlights $200,000 Facial Recognition Contract

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved a contract supporting facial recognition in Detroit, even after a vast majority of public comments were in opposition to the measure. The measure, approved...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 1, 2020

New Veterans Memorial Salutes Veterans in Wayne

On September 30, Wayne City officials held a ribbon-cutting and flag raising ceremony at the new Wayne Veterans Memorial. Attending the event were community members, city officials, donors to the...

 

White Man Seeks Forgiveness In Attack On Black Family's Home

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court...

 

Inkster Police have Implicit Bias Training

Inkster Police Chief William Riley knows the importance of having training to keep his staff and the community safe. Over a two day period, the entire department went through Implicit Bias training....

 

Officers in Breonna Taylor Case Escape Indictment

After 194 days, months of protests, and a $12 million civil settlement, the family of Breonna Taylor did not receive the justice they have desperately sought. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Grand Jury...

 

Westland Police Department Launches New Transparency Dashboard

On Tuesday, September 8, Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik announced a partnership with Altovista Technology to provide the department with a new intelligence risk management software program...

 

KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES

This is your opportunity to get to know the people that will be on the November ballot. During the month of September, the Telegram News provided candidates that are on the November ballot an...

 

As the US surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, survivors have a message: This is not a hoax

(CNN)Even as the nation surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, there are still people who think the coronavirus is a hoax. Survivors of the disease and members of victims' families beg to differ and are s...

 

KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES

. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR THIS POSITION? I am running for this position because I have witnessed the unfairness of our system of justice and as an officer of the court and a part of the system,...

 

Did you complete your 2020 Census? Deadline is days away.

Time is running out for you to do your part in helping your community. Sept. 30 is the last day for households and census takers, who have been reaching out to those who haven’t responded, to...

 

HAPPY HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH! HONOR, CELEBRATE, AND SUPPORT YOUR CULTURE

Since 1988, from September 15 to October 15, the United States recognizes the contributions and the unique influence of Hispanic Americans to the Nation. The value in the community's history,...

 

Rep. Tlaib's Constituent Service Centers Bring Back Over $1.2 Million Directly for 13th District Residents

DETROIT-Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), announced a milestone achievement for her trademark Neighborhood Service Centers, in which vital constituent services are carried out. As of today,...

 

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