In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (May 24-28)

General Motors Co. is helping astronauts get to the moon, Detroit will receive more than $826 million in COVID relief funds, Hamtramck is the star of a new documentary, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib calls out social media companies for censoring Palestinian speech
In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (May 24-28)
New lunar rovers under development by Lockheed Martin and General Motors Co. could be used by astronauts to explore the moon. // Image courtesy of GM
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New lunar rovers under development by Lockheed Martin and General Motors Co. could be used by astronauts to explore the moon. // Image courtesy of GM

General Motors Co. is helping astronauts reach the moon’s South Pole.

GM is partnering with aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin to develop electric lunar rovers for the dangerous mission.

Hamtramck takes the spotlight in a national documentary.

Presented by the World Channel, Hamtramck USA aired this week on Detroit Public TV. It is one of four films that explore the lives of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

One year after George Floyd’s murder, state lawmakers propose police reforms.

Under a new bipartisan package, Michigan would create a uniform system for independent investigations of officer-involved shootings, limit no-knock warrants, and more.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib says social media companies are censoring Palestinian speech.

Tlaib, who is the lone Palestinian American in Congress, sent a letter to the companies that own Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and others.

Detroit will receive more than $826 million in coronavirus relief funds.

With the first $413 million the city will receive this year, Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration proposed using it to fight intergenerational poverty, restore neighborhoods, and more.

Ford Field can operate at full capacity this fall.

Under the latest rollback of COVID-19 restrictions for indoor capacity limits, the Detroit Lions will not have limits on crowd sizes for home games this year.

Gov. Whitmer announces updates to Michigan’s workplace guidelines.

Fully vaccinated workers may go without face coverings and social distancing as long as there are policies to ensure non-vaccinated people continue to follow requirements.

A new electronic music-centric bar and art gallery opens in Detroit.

Located in the Islandview neighborhood, Spot Lite will serve as one of the venues for the free Micro Movement festival during Memorial Day weekend.

Historical artifacts were found at the Michigan Central Train Station.

One of those items was a 1913 Stroh’s Bohemian Beer bottle with a message inside. It was found in the train station walls during renovations earlier this month.

Simone Biles and other gymnasts are coming to Detroit in October.

Biles, former Olympian Laurie Hernandez, and other star gymnasts will visit the city for the Gold Over America tour on Oct. 24. Tickets go on sale June 11.


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