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Detroit daily Round-Up: Gov. Whitmer's new $6.3 million proposal, odors from Stellantis plant causing pain and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Friday's edition of the Detroit daily roundup. Am I the only one who feels like this week went by very quickly? I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Today is Friday, October 8, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Gov. Whitmer proposes $6.3 million in funding to decrease backlog of felony cases

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A recent proposal by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would utilize $6.3 million in federal rescue funding in order to reduce a pandemic-created backlog of felony cases in state courts.

If the funding is approved by the GOP-led legislature, it would create “virtual backlog reduction dockets” which could be used by visiting judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, court clerks, probation officers and other staff.

Foul odors from Detroit Stellantis plant are leaving local residents in pain

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Detroiters who live near the Stellantis Mack Assembly Plant on the city's east side say that fumes from the plant are causing their throats to burn.

In response to the reports, Stellantis released the following statement:

“We take all environmental issues seriously and understand our responsibility to be a good neighbor. We are working with EGLE to identify and resolve any concerns in an affirmative manner.”

Broadway shows set to return to Detroit with COVID-19 restrictions

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Later this month, "Rent" will mark the first Broadway show returning to Detroit's Fisher Theatre since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those who attend Broadway in Detroit performances at the Fisher Theatre will need to adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (second shot at least 14 days prior)
  • Vaccination card's name must match name on photo ID
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the show
  • Masks required, regardless of vaccination status for all guests and event staff

Red Bull Arts Detroit hosting its final exhibition

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On Friday, the Red Bull Arts Detroit exhibition will be hosting its final event.

The art showcase is set to take place from 5-9 p.m. at Red Bull Arts Detroit at 1551 Winder St.

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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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