Morning Briefing Nov. 12, 2021: Bloomfield Hills High School student walkout; IRS’ annual tax inflation adjustments for 2022

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Bloomfield Hills High School

Bloomfield Hills High School students plan walkout in protest of racist incidents

A massive student walkout is planned for Friday at Bloomfield Hills High School after multiple racist incidents involving students at the school. Students said the racist incidents have not been sufficiently dealt with by the administration.

See the story here.

IRS issues tax year 2022 annual inflation adjustments: What to know

The Internal Revenue Service announced the tax year 2022 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes.

Here’s what you need to know about the changes.

Myanmar court sentences journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in jail

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday sentenced detained U.S. journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison with hard labor after finding him guilty on several charges, including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information.

Learn more here.

Cookie snatching, cursing, punching and masks: Why FAA fined 10 ‘unruly’ US airline passengers

Ten “unruly” United States airline passengers have been fined between $9,000 and $32,000 for a wide range of physical, verbal and mask-related assault incidents during flights, officials allege.

Read more here.

‘Not too bad’: Nick Monacelli test drives Utica school bus amid driver shortage

Tons of districts are looking for school bus drivers, but not many are seeing applications. Utica Community Schools thinks that people may be afraid to apply because they are intimidated by driving such a large vehicle -- so we tested one out.

See the test drive here.

Weather forecast: Temps tumbling into the weekend 🌡

Here is the weather forecast for Metro Detroit.

COVID in Michigan 🦠

Michigan reported 6,283 new cases of COVID-19 and 163 virus-related deaths Wednesday -- an average of 3,141.5 cases over a two-day period. Of the 163 deaths announced Wednesday, 88 were identified during a review of records.

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,172,800, including 22,684 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,166,517 cases and 22,521 deaths, as of Monday.

Read the latest COVID report here.

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.