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Category: Caregivers on the Front Lines
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
- Federal help may be on the way for Detroit’s budding weed industryby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
A proposed bill at the federal level would allow banking institutions to accept funds from cannabis-related businesses. So far, it has bipartisan support, and stakeholders say the legislation would create greater access to the industry for budding Detroit entrepreneurs.
- Why a successful lawyer became an advocate for Detroit neighborhood developmentby Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
The city is majority Black. Real estate development is not. Chase Cantrell has a plan to change that.
- Effort underway to help mothers who can’t afford bailby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroiters are supporting #FreeBlackWomxn this Mother’s Day by contributing to the Bail Out Fund. Michigan Liberation and The Advancement Project are shifting views on incarceration by sharing photos and narratives in a new social media campaign while raising funds to send mamas home.
- Detroit to get $440M in federal aid. Now to figure out how to spend it.by Louis Aguilar (Louis Aguilar | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit will soon receive a huge federal check, thanks to the American Rescue Plan. How and what it can be spent on, however, remains unclear.
- Freedom ain’t free: A look at Detroit’s proposed City Charter changesby Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey | Bridge Detroit)
Authentically Detroit talks with Charter Commissioner Denzel McCampbell and television host Steve Hood about the Charter Commission’s proposed changes that will be before voters in August.
- Japan expands virus emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics
Japan is further expanding a coronavirus state of emergency from six areas, including Tokyo, to nine as the government repeated its determination to hold the Olympics in just over two months. Japan has been struggling to slow infections ahead of the games.
- House GOP elects Trump defender Elise Stefanik to No. 3 post
Republicans vaulted Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership Friday, electing an ardent Donald Trump defender in hopes of calming their searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney's unremitting combat with the former president.
- International panel calls for overhaul of pandemic preparedness efforts
The experts say the COVID-19 crisis should trigger a series of actions to ensure this pandemic is the last of its kind the world ever faces.