Changes are continually being made to Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance as the pandemic continues. In June, the seeking work requirement was put back in place, but people are able to apply for a waiver if they are still unable to work because of an issue related to COVID-19. Tony Paris, lead attorney at the Sugar Law Center, is helping people navigate the often confusing world of unemployment insurance. In the latest COVID313 Talk, Paris helps answer some frequently asked questions about benefits.
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News From Around Detroit
- New Bargain Block season, same appraisal problemsby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Season three of HGTV’s Bargain Block will be out this summer. But even national airtime can’t bypass Detroit’s homebuying stressors.
- Detroit’s public safety plan for downtown this summerby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Visitors can expect more officers on the streets, rooftops and in police towers, wayfinding signage and additional security screenings at some event spaces.
- Mumford grad prioritizes health in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhoodby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
May is Mental Health Awareness month. Siblings Corina Malone and Corey Williams are inviting Detroiters to free yoga classes on Friday evenings to support healthy habits.
- Detroit police board chair assures ‘transparency’ amid investigations by Christine Ferretti and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Citizen complaint records seized, two staffers on administrative leave amid multiple investigations into Detroit’s Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Chief Investigator.
- Meet Detroit’s other ‘people mover,’ Michael Cunningham IIby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Cunningham has spent a decade advocating for transit justice in Detroit, but that isn’t his biggest fight. He’s also encountered homelessness, incarceration and mental health challenges.
- Vice President Harris announces aid for Haiti, support for climate change initiatives ahead of visit to Caribbean
The U.S. says it also will work with Haiti's National Police, a severely underfunded and understaffed agency struggling to quell a surge in gang violence, to help investigate and prosecute crimes with U.S. ties that involve gangs, weapons smuggling and human trafficking.
- Biden marks Pride Month with new initiatives to help and protect LGBTQ+ communities
Biden announced initiatives Thursday to protect LGBTQ+ communities from attacks, help youths with mental health and homelessness, and counter book bans.
- WATCH LIVE: Biden and Sunak hold news conference during British PM's first White House visit
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the 15-month-old Russian invasion of Ukraine will be "top of mind."