In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Nov. 15-19)

MDHHS issues face mask advisory as COVID-19 cases rise, journalist Danny Fenster is freed from Myanmar jail, President Joe Biden visits General Motor Co.’s Factory Zero, and former Pistons’ player Dennis Rodman is named a style icon
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President Joe Biden gets behind the wheel of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV at the grand opening of the GM Factory Zero EV assembly plant. // Photograph by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors

General Motors Co. celebrates grand opening of Factory Zero.

President Joe Biden attended the opening of the plant this week in Detroit. The debut comes less than two years after GM announced a $2.2 billion investment to renovate the facility.

Michigan issues a new face mask advisory.

The MDHHS recommends anyone over the age of 2 should wear a face mask while at indoor gatherings, regardless of vaccination status.

The FBI is investigating an old New Jersey landfill for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains.

Paul Cappola was on his deathbed when he told his son the body of the former Teamsters boss was buried in the landfill. Officials have conducted a site survey that is now being analyzed.

Journalist and metro Detroit native Danny Fenster is freed from Myanmar jail.

The news comes days after Fenster was sentenced to 11 years of hard labor. His release was negotiated by former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson.

Ann Arbor will be the first U.S. city to require menstrual products in public bathrooms.

The new ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022. Facilities will provide free pads and tampons regardless of gender designation.

Dennis Rodman is named GQ’s Style Icon of the Year.

For the publication’s Men of the Year issue, the NBA Hall of Famer and former Piston talks about his life, career, gender-fluid style, and more.  

Michigan is now No. 1 in the nation for new COVID cases.

The state reported a seven-day new case rate of 504 per 100,000 residents. Health officials continue to urge the population to get vaccinated.

The Rolling Stones give Detroit a “dazzling” performance.

The rock legends took the stage for a little over two hours at Ford Field on Monday evening. Metro Times shares a review of the show. 


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