The City of Detroit Health Department has been going door to door since June to inoculate anyone who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 2,000 homes have received vaccines through the service. The program began with homebound residents and has expanded to fill the need. This week, the city started offering a third dose of the..
Arise Detroit Arise Detroit will celebrate its 15th annual Neighborhoods Day Aug. 7. Across the city, more than 150 community groups, block clubs and improvement projects will host a wide range of events for residents. Festivities will adhere to federal safety protocols regarding COVID-19 for the second year in a row. All events will take place..
Early in July a tanker fire on I-75 at Big Beaver caused the freeway to close and has since left it down to one lane each way for cleanup. That section of freeway was just rebuilt in 2019 and will have to undergo a complete reconstruction. Rob Morosi, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation,..
The Michigan State University College of Nursing aims to double the number of qualified nurses who can treat survivors of sexual abuse in the state. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification, or SANE-certification program, has been federally funded for three years and will begin in January. Katherine Dontje, the project lead and an associate professor..
The Macomb County Circuit Court has ordered an end to fees related to the incarceration of minors and their families in its juvenile justice system. The court has also urged the state Legislature to change the way the fees are assessed statewide. Jason Smith is the Executive Director of the Michigan Center for Youth Justice. Smith..
The Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund has been around since 2012, aiding students who have been in Michigan’s foster care system. The application deadline is June 30. Robin Lott is the director of the Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning at the Michigan Department of Treasury. She spoke with WDET’s Tia Graham. Lott says the scholarship..
The Michigan Department of Transportation is gearing up for a major construction project along Interstate 275. Several communities will be impacted by the roadwork, which will stretch roughly 24 miles. Diane Cross is a spokesperson for MDOT. She spoke with WDET’s Tia Graham about the I-275 revitalization project. Diane Cross, MDOT: This is part of..
The Salvation Army Bed and Bread mobile unit has been in action for years, helping the most vulnerable populations in the state. The trucks usually provide educational material, food and other necessary support, but the pandemic has changed the services being offered. As mask orders and restrictions continue to be lifted, the Salvation Army is..
This story is part of WDET’s Crossing the Lines: Canton Battles COVID series, reconnecting listeners with the people they met and issues they discovered during WDET’s 2019 Crossing the Lines Canton. Now, two years later, explore how the township of Canton has fared during the coronavirus pandemic and examine how the lives of residents have changed over the past year. The..
The new exhibition “Earth. Wind. Weather.” is the latest installation to take the Michigan Science Center (MiSCi) by storm. The exhibit, which is now open to the public, will allow visitors to experience some of Earth’s weather patterns, changing seasons and other wild phenomena. Christian Greer is the CEO and President of MiSci. He has nearly 30 years of..