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News From Around Detroit
- Michigan readies for impact of new COVID strain that could dominate the US by Marchby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Health officials are concerned about what the UK variant of COVID means for Michigan case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths.
- COVID-19 vaccine rollout a nightmare for Michigan teachers: 'I can't get through'by Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Teachers say they're having a hard time getting the COVID-19 vaccine because they were made eligible at the same time as another big group: the elderly
- Lansing protest over the presidential election proves to be a dudby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Fears of mayhem appeared overblown as protesters in Lansing who showed up in support of President Donald Trump were mostly quiet throughout. the day.
- Washtenaw County woman is Michigan's first known case of coronavirus variantby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The woman had recently traveled to the United Kingdom, where the variant originated, and is now the only known case of B.1.1.7 in Michigan.
- Birmingham fire chief: Give us a shot at administering COVID-19 vaccine to city residentsby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
The fire chief/emergency manager in Birmingham has asked the state, county to allow paramedics to vaccinate its seniors, essential workers, residents.
- This week in the White House: Trump's final days, pardons, Biden's first exec. actions
President Donald Trump spent his final weekend in office in the White House. Reports are that he plans to leave Washington D.C. on Wednesday morning, just hours before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. For more on the president's plans, including potential pardons, last-minute staff appointments or a goodbye bash, NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor joins Hari Sreenivasan.
- Police on horseback, drones: PA Capitol grounds tighten security
As states across the nation tighten security for possible demonstrations ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday, downtown Harrisburg, which houses Pennsylvania's State Capitol, is filled with police on horseback, guards and the press with businesses boarding up and locals largely staying away. Christopher Booker reports.
- Dispatches from MI, GA, OH: States step up security ahead of inauguration
Amid threats of violent protests ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration, states have stepped up security, especially around their respective Capitols. Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Television reports from Columbus Ohio, Dave Boucher of the Detroit Free Press joins from Lansing, Michigan, and Rickey Bevington of Georgia Public Broadcasting is in Atlanta, Georgia for more on the security arrangements.