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Detroit Daily Round-Up 12/17: Gov. Whitmer discusses COVID-19, 2022 reelection campaign in interview and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Friday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. The best time of the week is finally here - I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Today is Friday, December 17, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Gov. Whitmer discusses multiple issues heading into 2022

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On Thursday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sat down with WXYZ Detroit to discuss multiple topics, including COVID-19, the shooting at Oxford High School and gun safety.

She also discussed the upcoming year, a year in which she is up for reelection, and said Michiganders have found common ground and she hopes those strides continue into 2022.

Michigan hospitals feeling the impact of near-capacity levels

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As COVID-19 continues to surge through Michigan, numerous state hospitals are feeling the effects.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the pinch that state hospitals are facing is a major concern of hers.

"Let's be clear: The more unvaccinated people that are getting COVID-19 and landing in the hospital threatens all of us. If you are in a car accident, you want to know that the people in the hospital can care for you and there is a bed for you and right now, that's not the case," Whitmer said.

Beyond Basics literacy program at Detroit school receives massive donation

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The Beyond Basic literacy program at Detroit's Denby High School has received a $1.5 million donation from the AA Van Elslander Foundation.

The BBLP teaches students to read or improve their reading comprehension within just six weeks, via one-on-one tutoring.

The program not only focuses on Detroit students, but also kids in the suburbs and private schools as well.

According to report, 2020 Census may have undercounted Detroit's population

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According to a new report done by the University of Michigan and Wayne State, the 2020 U.S. Census may have significantly undercounted Detroit’s population.

The undercount could significantly cost the city hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid.

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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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