In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Aug. 2-6)

Wayne State University joins other Michigan schools that will require vaccinations, Dave Chappelle is filming a Netflix special in Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan wins the Detroit mayoral primary, and a new two-story restaurant will overlook Comerica Park
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Wayne State University will require all students returning to campus (pictured above) to be vaccinated. // Photograph courtesy of Wayne State University

Wayne State University imposes COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

All students returning to campus have until Aug. 30 to prove they’re vaccinated. Wayne State is at least the eighth Michigan university to implement vaccination requirements.

Dave Coulier will have a street named after him in his Michigan hometown.

A sign unveiling will take place on Aug. 8 in St. Clair Shores for “Dave Coulier Way,” named after the Full House actor.

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is going cashless.

Travelers can use credit and debit cards, mobile payments, or sign up for a Nexpress account, which allows users to load payment ahead of time.

Dave Chappelle plans to film a Netflix special at the Fillmore Detroit.

The Emmy Award-winning comedian will do three more shows at the venue in addition to his previously announced performances. Four of these gigs will be filmed.

Detroit and Wayne County now included in eviction moratorium.

The new federal ban issued by the CDC applies to regions in the country with “substantial” or “high” transmission of COVID-19.

The U.S. military lands aircraft on a closed Michigan highway.

Portions of M-32 in Alpena were closed to test the military’s ability to land aircrafts on civilian roads. The landing could be the first of its kind in America.

Late Detroit native and R&B singer Aaliyah’s music is back in print.  

Preorders for Aaliyah’s out-of-print records launched Thursday. Her music will also be available on streaming services starting Aug 20.

Mike Duggan wins the Detroit mayoral primary.

Duggan received a little over 72 percent of the vote compared to ex-deputy mayor Anthony Adams’ 10 percent. The two will face off in the Nov. 2 general election.

Michigan updates its COVID-19 school guidance.

Recommendations include all eligible people getting vaccinated, wearing a mask while indoors, and continuing to social distance.

A restaurant overlooking Comerica Park and Fox Theatre may open next month.

The two-story Union Assembly restaurant will feature classic game-day menu items like Detroit-style pizza, Nashville hot chicken, and “grown-up hot pockets.”


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