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Detroit Daily Round-Up: 2021 election results, vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 and more

Ashanti Seabron
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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. Happy Hump Day - let's finish out this week strong!

Today is Wednesday, November 3, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Mike Duggan decisively defeats Anthony Adams to win third Detroit mayoral term
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On Tuesday evening, Detroit mayor Mike Duggan handily defeated opponent Anthony Adams to maintain his position in Detroit's highest political office for four more years.

"We are going to get there in the next four years," Duggan said in his victory speech. "Detroit is going to make national headlines for the beauty that we are adding."

Duggan also promised to remove all remaining severely blighted city homes with funding provided by Detroit's current blight removal program and new federal American Rescue Plan grants.

Detroit voters approve multiple proposals on election night
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During Tuesday's state election, Detroit voters passed proposals R and E.

Proposal R requires the Detroit City Council to establish a reparations task force to make recommendations for housing and economic development programs to look into historical discrimination against Detroit’s Black community.

Proposal E will decriminalize the possession and therapeutic use of entheogenic plantsincluding psilocybin mushrooms, peyote, and iboga, while also declaring that police shall treat the possession and use of entheogenic plants by adults among the lowest law enforcement priorities.

Metro Detroit city on verge of making history, electing its first Arab-American mayor
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The city of Dearborn is on the verge of electing its first Arab-American mayor, Abdullah Hammoud.

Late Tuesday evening, Hammoud had acquired 61% of the vote after running a massive campaign that out-spent and received more endorsements than his competitor, Gary Woronchak.

Michigan developing methods to begin vaccinating kids ages 5-11
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After a CDC panel voted unanimously in favor of vaccinating kids ages 5-11 on Tuesday evening, pediatric doses have already arrived at local pharmacies and are likely to start being given out on Wednesday.

In Michigan, there are currently 287,000 pediatric doses set aside.

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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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