Detroit daily roundup: Metro Detroit may be pelted by more rain, updates to MI school mask mandates and more

Ashanti Seabron
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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Detroit daily roundup. I hope everyone is staying dry after yesterday evening's rainfall. I don't know what Mother Nature's issue with Michigan has been about over these past few months, but can we please come to some sort of compromise?

Today is Wednesday, September 22, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Metro Detroit pelted by 4 to 5 inches of rain, potentially more still yet to come
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On Tuesday evening, southeastern Michigan experienced four to five inches of rainfall, causing some rivers to already reach flood stage.

Another day of rainfall, and potential two extra inches of rain, may impact the region even further while most of the area lingers under a flood watch until Thursday morning.

Michigan school mask mandates may be affected by new budget agreement

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration has come to an agreement with other legislators to a budget agreement regarding school mask mandates before the Oct. 1 deadline.

The 1,000-page agreement discusses multiple types of appropriations and also includes a section which states “the director or local health officer shall not issue or enforce any orders or other directives that require an individual in this state who is under the age of 18 to wear a face mask or face covering.”

Detroit City Council reaches 7-0 vote to officially hire James White as city's new police chief
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According to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, the Detroit City Council voted 7-0 to officially certify James White as the city's permanent police chief.

White had been serving as Detroit's interim police chief following the retirement of ex-chief James Craig in June.

Michigan Secretary of State initiating mobile office based out of Metro Detroit
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On Wednesday, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Wednesday that the state is launching a mobile office to help serve Michiganders throughout the state.

The mobile office is designed to assist those with limited access to SOS offices and the internet, including senior centers, foster care facilities, homeless shelters and more.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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