In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Oct. 4-8)

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to welcome spectators this year, six Michiganders make Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans, a discovery of inactive grenades led to Monday’s Ambassador Bridge closure, and a new report finds Black homebuyers are more likely to be denied mortgages locally
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America’s Thanksgiving Parade (pictured above during the 2015 parade) will welcome spectators this year. // Photograph courtesy of The Parade Co.

America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will have in-person crowds this year.

After a broadcast-only format last year, spectators are welcome to downtown Detroit for the live parade on Nov. 25.

Michigan Senate passes a law that would require stricter voter ID requirements.

The controversial bill would also ban officials from sending out absentee ballot applications unless voters request them. Gov. Whitmer is expected to veto the proposal.

Six people from Michigan make Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans.

Dan Gilbert takes spot No. 23 with a net worth of $30.9 billion, and Hank and Doug Meijer both rank 42nd with a net worth of $16.9 billion. See who else made the list here.

A new Italian restaurant is coming to Royal Oak this fall.

Pastaio, a pasta and pizza concept originating in Florida, will open in the former HopCat space. The upper level of the restaurant will have a nightclub called 00 Bar.

The Ambassador Bridge was closed Monday morning due to a discovery of inactive grenades. // Photo: IStock

A discovery of inactive grenades led to Monday’s Ambassador Bridge closure.

A U.S. man was attempting to cross into Canada with the explosives Monday morning. The grenades were inactive and there were no direct threats linked to the devices.

Michigan State University will get some exposure in an upcoming movie.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play MSU astronomy professors in Don’t Look Up, a comedy about a giant comet heading to earth.

Michigan sets up website to sign up and donate to Afghan resettlement effort.

Coordinated by the Office of Global Michigan, the initiative secured $500,000 in funding to temporarily house Afghan arrivals until they receive permanent housing.

Black homebuyers are more likely to be denied mortgages locally.

Nearly 40 percent of Black applicants face rejection compared to 18 percent of white applicants, according to a new report on the barriers to homeownership in metro Detroit.


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