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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.
- House committee threatens Amazon with criminal investigation into market dominance
U.S. House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has one "final chance" to correct previous testimony by executives on its competition practices.
- Biden team asks Supreme Court to pause Texas abortion law
The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted just 48 hours, and bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant.
- WATCH LIVE: First Lady Jill Biden hosts 'Teachers of the Year' at White House
First Lady Jill Biden is expected to host the Council of Chief State School Officers' 2020 and 2021 State and National Teachers of the Year at the White House on Monday.