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Detroit Daily Round-Up: Multiple MI communities reject COVID funds, Gov. Whitmer's $300 million proposal and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Friday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. By far the best day of the week is here - I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Today is Friday, November 19, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Multiple MI communities reject millions in federal COVID aid

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Over 40 Michigan communities have rejected federal pandemic funds given to states from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which passed earlier this year.

Any rejected funding will be allocated to communities that accepted the pandemic relief.

Gov. Whitmer proposes $300 million towards helping local utilities

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On Thursday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed $300 million in water spending designed to help local utilities deal with elevated lead levels, plan for pipe replacement and connect users of contaminated wells to municipal supplies.

The proposal, which would come from U.S. pandemic relief dollars, would need to be approved by Michigan’s GOP-led Legislature.

Wayne County Lightfest returns

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For the first time since 2019, Wayne County Lightfest officially returned on Thursday.

The showcase, which runs down Hines from Merriman to about Outer Drive, runs from Nov. 19 to Dec. 31, closed on Christmas day. It is $5 a car.

MI marijuana recalls affecting multiple dispensaries across state

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This week, Michigan's Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued a recall for weed products sold across the state, leading to multiple dispensaries across the state having their inventories affected.

Per the MRA, all marijuana products tested by Viridis Laboratories and Viridis North are included in the recall except inhalable marijuana concentrate products such as vape cartridges, live resin, distillates, and other cannabis concentrates created through residual solvent extractions. 

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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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