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The Detroit Evening Report is a three-minute daily round-up of the news that city residents need to know. Stories focus on the concerns, problems, passions and needs of Detroiters – specifically residents of color. Hosted by: Sascha Raiyn, Jerome Vaughn, Tia Graham, Nargis Rahman, Dorothy Hernandez.

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The Detroit Evening Report is a three-minute daily round-up of the news that city residents need to know. Stories focus on the concerns, problems, passions and needs of Detroiters – specifically residents of color. Hosted by: Sascha Raiyn, Jerome Vaughn, Tia Graham, Nargis Rahman, Dorothy Hernandez.

    COVID-19 Cases on the Rise in Michigan

    COVID-19 Cases on the Rise in Michigan

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan is rapidly rising. The state says it’s seen more than 23,000 cases in the past week – or roughly 3,300 new cases per day.  That’s a 43% increase from last week. There were also 103 COVID-19 related fatalities reported in the past week. That number is down from the previous week. About half of Michigan’s counties are in medium or high levels of community spread. Wayne County is in the medium category. Residents are urged to get vaccinated, wear masks indoors and wash their hands often to reduce their chances of becoming infected.

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    Fighting for Renters' Rights

    Fighting for Renters' Rights

    Community organizers are trying to create the Detroit Tenants Association aimed at helping renters facing eviction and other housing concerns. Axios Detroit reports renters and advocates gathered at Spirit Plaza in downtown Detroit yesterday (Sun) to learn how to take action against predatory landlords. City Council Member Angela Whitfield Calloway says her team is working on amending the rental compliance ordinance to ensure enforcement among landlords. She told the crowd she has personally experienced eviction more than once. The call to create the association comes after several renters spoke at City Council meetings earlier this year asking for help as federal aid for a hotel program that housed renters facing eviction came to an end. Detroit is a majority renter city.

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    A Look at Detroit's Rental System

    A Look at Detroit's Rental System

    A new report takes a look at Detroit’s rental housing properties and who owns them. The nonprofit Detroit Future City says it’s a first step to better understand the city’s rental system and improve the housing quality for renters.

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    Judge declares mistrial in dispute over liability in Flint Water Crisis

    Judge declares mistrial in dispute over liability in Flint Water Crisis

    A judge has declared a mistrial in a dispute over partial liability for the Flint Water Crisis. The jury couldn’t reach a verdict after hearing months of evidence against two engineering firms, Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman. The companies were accused of not doing enough to get Flint to treat the highly corrosive water or to urge the city to return to a regional water supplier. The jury began deliberations on July 25th but also took a planned 11-day break before returning Tuesday. Flint’s water became contaminated in 2014 when water pulled from the Flint River wasn’t treated to reduce the corrosive effect on lead pipes. Veolia and LAN say bad decisions by state and local officials caused the crisis.

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    Second Trial Underway in Whitmer Kidnap Plot

    Second Trial Underway in Whitmer Kidnap Plot

    A second trial is underway for two men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A prosecutor told jurors earlier Wednesday that Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. wanted to ignite a “second American revolution” in 2020. Fox and Croft are on trial for a second time, four months after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict and acquitted two other men. Prosecutors again will present secretly recorded conversations, video, text messages and social media posts, to show how serious Fox and Croft were about kidnapping the governor. Defense attorneys insist there was no real conspiracy and that the defendants were entrapped.

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    Death of a Motown Legend

    Death of a Motown Legend

    Another Motown legend has died. Lamont Dozier was 81 years old. He was part of the songwriting and producing team of Holland Dozier Holland — along with brothers Brian and Eddie Holland. The trio was responsible for hits such as the Four Tops’ “Baby I Need Your Lovin’” and “Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas. Holland Dozier Holland wrote 25 Top 10 hits for the Motown label between 1963 and 1967. Many of those hits were for the Supremes, including “Stop in the Name of Love," ”My World Is Empty Without You,” "I Hear A Symphony” and “You Can’t Hurry Love.”

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