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Tuesday in Detroit: Metro Detroit doing its part to help Ukraine

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Tuesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.

Let's keep kicking this week off the right way!

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

Project Diamond, Metro Detroit manufacturers look to save lives in Ukraine

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Project Diamond, an acronym for Distributed, Independent Agile Manufacturing on Demand, is bringing together hundreds of businesses across Oakland and Macomb Counties to save lives in Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has stated that it needed parts to make tourniquets for war injuries, and Project Diamond saw the call as an opportunity to build its network.

The goal for each company involved with the project is to produce an average of 50 clips so 15,000 can be sent to Denmark to be assembled into tourniquets to be sent to war zones in Ukraine.

Michigan doubles its recycling rate

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According to an analysis released by the state of Michigan on Monday, the state has more than doubled its recycling rate in three years.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy estimates that the state currently has a 35.4% recycling rate, an increase from its rate prior to 2019 at 14.25%.

On Thursday, the state plans to release an outline of a 30-year plan to make Michigan a carbon-neutral state by 2050.

Oakland County hosting virtual job fair on Thursday

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Oakland County is hosting a virtual job fair on Tuesday aimed at filling more than 75 positions.

The job fair will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, and positions range from entry- to senior-level jobs in several departments including parks and recreation, animal shelter and pet adoption center, workforce development, sheriff’s office and human resources.

Registration for the event is required and can be done on the county's website.

Only in Michigan: Metro Detroit to go from winter to summer in the course of a week

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While some parts of Metro Detroit saw 3 inches of snow on Monday, temperatures are expected to reach the 70s by the weekend.

Tuesday's weather is expected to be in the low to mid-40s, but will feel like it's in the 30s most of the day due to the wind.

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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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