Debate night in Detroit -- what to know and where to watch

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Weather: High 84°, Low 62° ⛅

We're looking at drier conditions after Monday's rain -- Ben Bailey says there’s a very small chance of a shower in the afternoon today. Highs will reach the mid 80s. Ben also said the humidity will be slow to drop but we should notice a big difference by Tuesday night. 

Thanks Ben! We like it when his forecasts include a DROP in humidity. 😎

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Traffic: Eastbound I-696 service drive, M-1 construction 🚧

Attention drivers in Royal Oak and Pleasant Ridge: MDOT says it will invest $1.2 million on intersection and pedestrian safety improvements on the eastbound I-696 service drive (10 Mile Road) at the M-1 (Woodward Avenue) service drive, along with M-1 at Washington Avenue, and Washington Avenue over M-1. And that work all starts today. 

Check the live Traffic Map here.

1st debate in Detroit is tonight

CNN is airing the Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debates live from the Fox Theatre in Detroit at 8 p.m. both tonight and tomorrow night. Just like the first debates in Florida earlier this summer, there will be 20 candidates taking part, 10 on the first night and 10 on the second night. Here's everything you need to know

Debate watch parties across town

There will be several debate watch parties being hosted at bars across the city. Check out a list of them here. You might even be planning your own watch party -- be sure to have this quiz on hand to see how well you know the candidates! 🤔

Blowing the whistle on nursing home care ⚠️

This is a big one for anyone involved in care for the elderly: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and other elected officials will join nursing home workers from across Detroit at SEIU Healthcare Michigan's rally today (11 a.m.) urging elected officials to investigate what they call an ongoing care crisis and enforce existing staffing regulations. We've got to look out for our senior citizens!

Feast of the Blessed Solanus Casey ✝️

It's an important day for local Catholics who are celebrating the life and legacy of the Blessed Solanus Casey. Nine days of public prayers and masses have led to today: The Feast Day, which starts with a 7:45 a.m. mass, then a noon mass, and then a 7 p.m. mass all with special invited celebrant, Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Capuchin, Archbishop of Boston. This is all at the Solanus Casey Center on Detroit's east side. 

🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

It is National Cheesecake Day! 🍰

Sure, an excuse to eat cheescake. We'll take it, enjoy!


50% off tickets to Renaissance Festival ⚔️♞

If you haven't gotten in on this Renaissance Festival tickets discount, do it now! Seriously, you can't lose here, and it's a GREAT time over at the festival. It's available for a limited-time -- you can only buy these tickets for a 50% discount through Aug. 17.

Here's a link to learn more about the 2019 Renaissance Festival. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your half-off tickets here!

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