In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Aug. 16-20)

Ann Arbor bans the sale of new fur, Eminem will play “White Boy Rick” in a new series, Detroit is offering another dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the state’s chief medical executive urges Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to issue a mask mandate for schools
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Ann Arbor has be come the first city in the midwest to ban new fur sales. // Photo: IStock

A new ordinance bans Ann Arbor retailers from selling new fur.

The city has become the first in the Midwest to prohibit the sale of new fur products. Retailers have a year to phase out sales.

Detroit will offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Immunocompromised residents who have been fully vaccinated for at least six months are eligible to receive the shot starting Tuesday.

Attorney General Dana Nessel urges DTE and Consumers to provide more funds.

Those without power for 120 hours are eligible for a $25 credit on their utility bill. Nessel called for the energy companies to provide greater credits to cover food and alternative housing costs.

Detroit Black Restaurant Week returns.

Starting today, locals can enjoy specialized menus and crowd favorites from more than 50 Black-owned eateries including Baobab Fare, Detroit Pepper Co., and more.

Eminem will appear as “White Boy Rick” in a new Detroit-based series.

The rapper is set to play the former FBI informant in BMF, an upcoming Starz drama about two brothers from Detroit who led the Black Mafia Family.

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun urges Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to issue school mask mandate.

During a news conference, the state’s chief medical executive said it would likely decrease the spread of COVID-19 in schools. As of now, no mandate is in place.

Detroit Tigers broadcaster Jack Morris is suspended indefinitely.

Morris used a mock Asian accent while discussing New York Angels player Shohei Ohtani during Tuesday’s game. He is required to take implicit bias training.

You can earn money from picking pine cones.

Folks can pick a bushel for $75 and drop them off at six Michigan Department of Natural Resources locations. This will help the DNR plant trees in state forests.

El Club to start requiring proof of vaccination.

Patrons and staff must show a completed vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test completed 72 hours prior to entry. The new requirements go into effect Sept. 1.

Belle Isle Park beach closes due to high E. coli levels.

Samples taken on Aug. 9 had found an elevated amount of bacteria. The beach will remain closed until sample results show safer levels.


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