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Local roadways flood Wednesday; rains to continue overnight

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A flood watch remains in effect through Thursday as rain, heavy at times, continues to douse Metro Detroit. “It’s not a particularly intense rainfall like you experienced this past summer,” said Michael Boguth, a meteorologist with the Gaylord branch......

DHS memo warns of potential violence ahead of Saturday’s

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here DHS memo warns of potential violence ahead of Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally in Washington D.C. – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Local and federal police are on high alert across Washington D.C. ahead of a planned rally Saturday......

The iPhone 13 is already showing strong early sales in China, local media reports say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here iPhone 13 Source: Apple Inc. More Chinese consumers are rushing to order Apple‘s latest iPhone now than last year, according to a South China Morning Post report published Thursday. More than 2 million pre-orders have been placed for the iPhone......

Local Singer-Songwriter Alvin Frazier To Host Album Release Party on Saturday

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Courtesy of Alvin Frazier Singer-songwriter Alvin Frazier. Cleveland singer Alvin Frazier is a self-taught musician who plays six separate instruments including piano, guitar, bass and drums. He began singing at the age of 2 and plucking strings by the tender age of 3. It has been eight years since the......

State, local governments struggle to recover jobs after COVID-19 recession

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Reid Wilson State and local governments have shed more than 400,000 jobs since the beginning of 2020, and those jobs have been far slower to return than the private sector positions that have rebounded after the initial shock of......

Voluntary participation questioned as Missouri law creates local government spending database

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joe Mueller, The Center Square It’s hard to find opposition to a measure that would require governments to provide more financial transparency. Legislation creating a database to track every penny spent by counties and municipalities was overwhelmingly approved and......

Australia’s Victoria reports 183 local COVID-19 cases

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A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders MELBOURNE, Sept 5 (Reuters) –......

Australia’s Victoria reports 190 local COVID-19 cases

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A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders MELBOURNE, Sept 4 (Reuters) –......

S.Africa’s top court dismisses bid to postpone local elections

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Waeeda Salie, casts her ballot at a polling station, during the South Africa’s parliamentary and provincial elections, in Cape Town, South Africa, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham CAPE TOWN, Sept 3 (Reuters) – South Africa’s top court dismissed an application by the Electoral Commission to postpone local elections due on......

Locast, a nonprofit streaming service for local TV, is shutting down

New York Times
Locast, a nonprofit streaming service that piped local broadcast signals over the internet, is shutting down after a federal judge ruled against the organization in a rare case tackling the legality of network content delivered online. The organization said it was “suspending operations, effective immediately,” and it added that Locast......

Amazon’s new union battle: Teamsters go local to snarl expansion

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 1 (Reuters) – In June, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the nation’s largest and most influential unions, vowed to make organizing the Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) workforce a top priority. Two months later, details of the Teamsters’ ground game are starting to take shape, Reuters has......

Unvaccinated players for Knicks, Nets and Warriors would have to miss home games under local rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A screen welcomes fans back to Madison Square Garden in New York City for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic on Feb. 23, 2021. John Smith | Corbis News | Getty Images Unvaccinated players for three......

Local radio stations launch ‘The ROAR,’ will simulcast Detroit sports-talk programming

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Two local radio stations are getting into the sports-talk radio game. Beasley Media Group-owned 93.5 and 99.1 FM have launched “The ROAR,” unveiling syndicated but Detroit-centric programming that will air from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays. As part of the......

Local Singer-Songwriter Dragaan to Debut Unreleased Tunes at Mahall’s on Sept. 7

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Monday, August 30, 2021 Local Singer-Songwriter Dragaan to Debut Unreleased Tunes at Mahall’s on Sept. 7 Posted By Jeff Niesel on Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 3:13 PM click to enlarge Courtesy of Dragaan Flyer for Dragaan’s upcoming show. Local singer-songwriter Dragaan just announced that he’ll headline his first concert......

Republican governors target local school systems over mask mandates

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Local officials, noting the spikes in Covid-19 case rates in their areas, say they’re less interested in the political debate than in protecting students. As the dog days of summer transition into a new school year, these school systems......

China reports 33 COVID-19 cases for Aug 28, none local

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Reuters • 1h People wearing protective masks walk on a street, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) – China reported… Read more on reuters.com China Coronavirus (Asia) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coronavirus (China) Medical Conditions Source – For......

China reports 33 COVID-19 cases for Aug 28, none local

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People wearing protective masks walk on a street, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) – China reported 33 confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug. 28, up from 21 a day earlier, according to the......

Australia’s Victoria reports 92 local COVID-19 cases

Reuters
A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders MELBOURNE, Aug 29 (Reuters) –......

CrossCountry Mortgage Seeking a Few Good Local Artists For Paint the District Mural Competition

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click to enlarge The CrossCountry Mortgage Paint the District mural competition seeks new artist proposals by Sept. 1 for the chance to compete in round two of its yearlong contest, which will award the final winners the opportunity to have their mural displayed in the new CrossCountry Mortgage headquarters in......

Local Singer-Songwriter Jim Scaparotti Finds Inner Peace with New TINMAN Project

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Jim Scaparotti Local singer-songwriter Jim Scaparotti. Local singer-songwriter Jim Scaparotti, who’s written songs for the past 30 years but has only recently begun recording, has assembled a group of veteran session players, artists and industry professionals to perform as part of his Jim Scaparotti and TINMAN......

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