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Detroit daily roundup: What to know this Monday

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Monday's edition of the Detroit daily roundup. I hope everyone had an amazing weekend and is ready to kick off the final full week of September. (Halloween can't get here soon enough!)

Today is Monday, September 20, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Detroit Jazz Festival enjoyed by more than 2 million globally

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The Detroit Jazz Festival, which was all-virtual this year, drew over 2 million viewers across the globe this year.

The staggering number of viewers is double what the event had virtually last year, and included viewers from countries such as Germany, Brazil, France, Mexico, Japan, the Bahamas and others.

Ex-Detroit police chief James Craig falls 6% among Detroiters in 2022 gubernatorial race

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According to a recent poll of Detroiters, former Detroit police chief James Craig has slipped 6 percent since July against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The poll, conducted by Target Insyght of Lansing on Sept. 16-17, involved 400 active Detroit voters and showed Whitmer with 87 percent of the vote among city residents in comparison to 8 percent for Craig.

Application period for Motor City Match is now open for Detroit entrepreneurs

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Motor City Match, a Detroit Business Grant Program, is now accepting applications for potential competitive grants and resources for Detroit entrepreneurs.

City business owners can apply quarterly for financial and technical assistance or for assistance in making improvements to their businesses.

Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant returns to production after benzene chemical leak

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On Monday, The Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant officially returned to production after a benzene chemical leak that has plagued the area for the past few weeks.

The news is welcoming to Flat Rock residents, who have been forced out of their homes due to the chemical leak, and hope that a return to their homes is in the near future.

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