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.
- Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, the man who made a deal with the Taliban, out as as U.S. special representative to Afghanistan
An official said Khalilzad was not fired, explaining that the administration chose "continuity" at the beginning of the year, and that Khalilzad "always said his time would be finite."
- WATCH: Blinken meets with IAEA chief for talks on Iran nuclear activities
The IAEA plays a key role in monitoring Iran's nuclear activities, and Monday, Iran's president said the United States should lift the sanctions on Tehran to prove it is serious about restarting stalled nuclear talks in Vienna.
- McCartney, Swift to induct new members into Rock Hall
Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift will induct newcomers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during its annual ceremony, set for Cleveland on Oct. 30.