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Caregivers on the Front Lines
These stories are produced through the New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative, a partnership of news organizations and universities, including Detroit Public TV’s One Detroit, dedicated to reporting about successful responses to social problems. The collaborative’s first series, Invisible Army: Caregivers on the Front Lines, focuses on potential solutions to challenges facing individuals who take care of adults.
News From Around Detroit
- Is the City right to shut libraries out of federal COVID aid?by Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
Here’s why Mayor Mike Duggan says it can’t give the city’s public libraries any of the $826 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding Detroit will receive. But some aren’t so sure he’s right.
- Belle Isle Nature Center undergoing $2 million renovationby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Programs and services at the state-run park are expected to increase in Detroit. Park leaders say they continue to prioritize increasing Detroiters’ access to educational, environmental and natural experiences.
- How Detroit has spent American Rescue Plan Act funding so farby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
Here’s an update on how Detroit is spending a historic amount of $826 million in federal funding aimed at combating poverty and easing the financial strain of the pandemic.
- What Detroiters need to know about COVID boosters, third doses shotsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Many Detroiters have an important choice when it comes to efforts to update COVID-19 vaccinations, and the City’s chief medical officer is determined to help sort things out for residents.
- City Council protects future of the Detroit riverfrontby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Property owners along the riverfront must register with the City and follow more stringent inspection and safety protocols to maintain the riverfront and protect Detroit’s drinking water. The move was spurred by a 2019 dock collapse that exposed the river to potentially hazardous materials.
- News Wrap: Jury selection begins in Ahmaud Arbery trial
In our news wrap Monday, jury selection began in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Human rights activists disrupted the Olympic torch lighting in Greece - for the Beijing Winter Games. Former President Donald Trump filed suit to block release of his White House records about the January assault on the U.S. Capitol. Russia suspended its diplomatic mission to NATO.
- How Biden's legislative agenda is faring in Congress
Negotiations over Democrats' multi-trillion dollar work and family bill continue on Capitol Hill. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins provides an update on the state of play.
- Kidnapping of American missionaries in Haiti a jab at the U.S., expert says
A group of majority American missionaries in Haiti have not been heard from since their kidnapping over the weekend, a. As Yamiche Alcindor reports, there has been a growing number of abductions in Haiti, amid a number of crises there. Gary Pierre-Pierre, founder of The Haitian Times, an English-language publication serving the Haitian diaspora, joins Yamiche to discuss.