Decriminalizing psychedelics in Michigan is rally cry at Ann Arbor Entheofest
ANN ARBOR, MI — Washtenaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Burton-Harris scanned the audience at Ann Arbor’s Entheofest before giving her speech Sunday. The scene at Ann Arbor's second-annual Entheofest to celebrate entheogenic plants and fungi, including psychedelic mushrooms, on the University of Michigan's Central Campus Diag on Sept. 18, 2022. Similar to Ann Arbor’s policy adopted by City Council, the Washtenaw County prosecutor’s office is against criminally charging people for such substances. Ann Arbor activist Chuck Ream said he wants freedom for individual use without government in the way. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Ann Arbor weighs historic status for home of Black couple who broke racial barriersMichigan Court of Appeals vacates cleanup order in Ann Arbor pollution caseHow Ann Arbor project got $20M earmark still a mystery to local lawmakersAnn Arbor road project delayed after bids come in 193% higher than expected8-story development called Southtown proposed on Ann Arbor’s State Streetmlive.com
Tentative agreement reached to avoid rail strike, FL gov flies illegals to an island and more top headlines
Continue reading …SANCTUARY DESTINATION - Florida governor flies illegal immigrants to posh island that's home to rich and famous. Continue reading …ROYAL REMOVAL – Pressure builds on Prince Harry as the people of Sussex petition to remove his and Meghan's titles. Continue reading …ENSURING STABILITY - A more robust US presence in Syria could deter Iran, Russia and other threats, experts. Continue reading …‘INSTITUTIONAL RACISM’ - 'I Don’t Mourn the Queen', she was 'number one symbol of White supremacy’: Politico op-ed. It is just a massive Green New Deal spending bill that, as predicted, is making inflation far worse, making everything more expensive than ever."foxnews.com
Two plead guilty to theft of diary purportedly belonging to Biden’s daughter
Two Florida residents pleaded guilty in a case connected to a stolen diary that reportedly belonged to Ashley Biden, the president’s daughter, and that ended up in the hands of conservative group Project Veritas, which published portions of it in the weeks before the end of the 2020 presidential campaign.washingtonpost.com
White House moves staffers to finalize makeover of press operation
Both Andrew Bates and Chris Meagher, who serve as deputy press secretaries, were in contention for the job. As the principal deputy press secretary, Dalton will likely conduct White House press briefings on occasion. As part of the changes, Kate Berner will also be promoted to principal deputy communications director. Berner, who worked on Biden’s campaign, has served as a deputy communications director in the White House since the start of the administration. Advertisement"Kate and Herbie are longtime pillars of the Biden-Harris communications operation through the campaign, the convention, the transition and now the Administration,” Kate Bedingfield, the White House communications director, said in a statement.washingtonpost.com
Grand Rapids students excited to learn, showcase style on first day of school without uniforms
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Paris Harris woke up for the first day of school Tuesday morning and, for the first time, got to pick out her own unique outfit to wear to school. This is the first year Harris wasn’t required to wear a uniform to Grand Rapids Public Schools. GRPS, which has required all elementary students to wear uniforms since 2013-14, dropped its uniform policy this summer after students convinced school leaders to eliminate the requirement. She said she didn’t like having to wear uniforms to school last year, so she’s excited about this year’s new dress code. Meanwhile, 53% of parents who responded were in favor of GRPS requiring uniforms and 47% of parents were opposed to uniforms.mlive.com
How to watch Lions vs. Falcons: Everything you need to know heading into preseason opener
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions open their preseason slate by hosting the Atlanta Falcons this Friday evening at Ford Field. The Lions haven’t won a preseason game in nearly four years. 9Jameson Williams has had more jersey numbers than practices for the Detroit Lions. Detroit Lions to give starters about 1 quarter of action in preseason opener against FalconsDan Campbell gave his starters about a quarter of action in last year’s preseason opener. And the second-year head coach plans to do the same when the Detroit Lions host the Atlanta Falcons in their preseason opener on Friday night.mlive.com
Kalamazoo County’s first Black settlers planted a legacy that remains 200 years later
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The apple industry flourished in the time after Kalamazoo County’s first Black settlers established the area’s first apple orchard. She also honors the memory of the Indigenous people who were here before the Harris family arrived, she said. Related: Fledging falcons named after Black Kalamazoo pioneersGenesis has been thinking of ways to document and showcase some of these stories. By the 1860 agricultural census, the Harris family had nearly 150 acres of land, owned horses and milk cows, and grew a variety of grains. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum includes the Harris family in its Family Stories collection and has displayed artifacts related to the family.mlive.com
Could Michigan’s abortion ban affect miscarriage management, IVF and emergency contraception?
Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban has not been enforced for almost five decades. The court could say, for example, the ban only applies to first-trimester abortions, said Maureen Carroll, professor at the University of Michigan Law School. In the case of an ectopic pregnancy, the woman’s life is certainly in danger, Trombley said. In surgery for a tubal ectopic pregnancy, the entire pregnancy is removed from a tube or the tube is removed with the pregnancy. Michigan’s 1931 abortion law does not expressly indicate it would be illegal for a physician to refer a patient out of state for an abortion.mlive.com
Morgan Freeman, Rob Reiner included among nearly 1,000 Americans banned from Russia
Actors and filmmakers Morgan Freeman and Rob Reiner were included on a list of 963 Americans banned from entering Russia released by the country’s foreign ministry on Saturday. The list also includes President Biden, Vice President Harris and other members of the Biden administration, as well as all the members of the House and an…news.yahoo.com
Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Soul Filled Kitchen chef touts new feather cake, heartwarming meals in Muskegon Heights
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - Chef LaKisha Harris, the heart and soul behind Soul Filled Kitchen in Muskegon Heights, is known for her heartwarming and filling meals. Harris has a large Facebook following for her soul food dishes and is is deemed the “queen of turkey knuckles” in Muskegon Heights. The combination of her culinary skills, strong community ties and popularity were factors in Harris being chosen to recreate Julia Hackley’s feather cake recipe published in 1890. “After all these years, I was given the recipe to recreate her cake,” Harris said. “I am humbled to have had this opportunity,” Harris said.mlive.com
Harris negative for COVID-19 after taking antiviral pill
Vice President Kamala Harris tested negative on Monday for COVID-19, six days after she tested positive for the virus, and has been cleared to return to the White House on Tuesday. Harris press secretary Kirsten Allen said Harris, who was prescribed the antiviral treatment Paxlovid last week, was negative on a rapid antigen test. Allen said Harris would continue to wear a “well-fitting mask while around others” in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines until through her tenth day after her positive test.news.yahoo.com
Canada lags in vaccinations but expects to catch up quickly
Ad“Our best friend and neighbor, the United States, has a Pfizer vaccine plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I can shoot a puck from Kalamazoo and hit Ontario, yet we’re not getting our Pfizer vaccine from them," said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease scientist at the University of Toronto. Based on a new schedule, it will receive at least 1 million Pfizer doses a week from Europe from March 22 to May 10, Trudeau said Friday. AdBy the end of March, Canada will have received up to 8 million doses overall, up from 6 million, he said, and it expects to have more than 36.5 million doses by July. None are going to Canada, with relations between the two countries strained after Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition request.
Woman, 33, accused of stealing package of gifts for families in need from Detroit home
DETROIT – A woman accused of stealing a package of gifts from the front porch of a Detroit home has been arrested. Harris says the package was not for her, but rather included gifts for families in need who she is helping this holiday season. It finally came and it was stolen,” Harris said. More: Detroit woman says package stolen from her home was for families in needThe homeowner’s new Ring doorbell caught the theft on camera. Detroit police have since arrested 33-year-old Sade Scott, who is believed to have stolen Harris’ package.
How non profit National Faith Homebuyers helps families purchase home
I wanted to own something," Dina HarrisThat’s the reason Harris started National Faith Homebuyers, a faith based non profit in Detroit. Now, 24 years later, national faith homebuyers places anywhere form two to three hundred families in a home to call their own every year. National Faith Homebuyers can help you overcome any obstacle to homeownership. With offices in Downtown Detroit, Westland and Atlanta, National Faith Homebuyers has helped people all across Metro Detroit and beyond get into a home. We don’t care!”For more information on National Faith Homebuyers, go here.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 10, 2020
The city of Detroit voted overwhelmingly in favor of Joe Biden -- 233,908 total votes for the Biden-Harris ticket compared to just 12,654 for the incumbent President Trump. Detroit’s election turnout was 49.56% -- 250,138 total votes out of 504,714 registered voters. In Oakland County, Biden won with 56.36% of the vote -- 433,982 total votes for the Democrat. On Saturday, the state reported 207,794 total cases and 7,578 deaths. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3.8 million have recovered in the U.S., with more than 9.9 million cases reported across the country.
Whitmer congratulates Biden-Harris on victory, places focus on COVID pandemic
Gretchen Whitmer is congratulating projected presidential winner Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, and expressing her hope to battle the coronavirus pandemic with help from the new administration. The Associated Press announced Biden as the projected 2020 presidential election winner on Saturday morning. Whitmer has had a contentious year with the Trump administration over the handling of the pandemic. I look forward to working with both of them as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, work to rebuild our economy, and save lives. WhitmerRelated: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s what to know Nov. 7, 2020Read more: Michigan leaders, groups react after Biden projected as winner of White House race
Magic Johnson campaigning for Biden-Harris in Detroit, Lansing this weekend
DETROIT – Former NBA all star and Michigan native Magic Johnson will campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris on Saturday in Lansing and Detroit. The Biden-Harris campaign said Johnson will participate in a “Shop Talk” roundtable conversation about voting with Black men in Detroit. In Lansing, Johnson’s hometown, he will participate in a voter mobilization event to urge Michiganders to vote early at their local clerk’s office or satellite voting location, the campaign said. Biden is also scheduled to attend a voter mobilization event in Detroit at about 6:20 p.m. Related: Biden campaign finds 3rd virus link; Harris suspends travelPresident Donald Trump is set to visit Muskegon on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Kamala Harris suspends travel after staffer tests COVID-19 positive
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8. Harris was scheduled to travel Thursday to North Carolina for events encouraging voters to cast early ballots. The campaign told reporters Thursday morning that Harris' communications director and a traveling staff member for her travel to Arizona tested positive after that Oct. 8 trip. Harris and Biden spent several hours together that day through multiple campaign stops, private meetings and a joint appearance in front of reporters at an airport.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Harris, Pence on coronavirus response in VP Debate
Vice President Mike Pence was tapped to head the White House Coronavirus Task Force and was pressed Wednesday night over what has been widely described as a bungled response to the virus. We’re starting with this claim from the Vice President about the President’s often touted Chinese travel restrictions. Finally, this one from Harris on the White House plan for COVID. There is no unified national strategy, according to both the White House and Trump Campaign websites. However, the Trump Administration does have a series of guidelines for state and local governments to follow regarding COVID, which the White House is using to direct states.
Watch: Kamala Harris discusses plan to battle COVID-19
DETROIT – Sen. Kamala Harris spoke with us Tuesday while she was campaigning in Detroit. Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, discussed the Biden-Harris campaign’s plan for tackling COVID-19 on day one if they were to be elected to office. Watch the interview above. More: Harris talks about trying to earn Michiganders' support during campaign in Detroit
Police seek missing 45-year-old Detroit woman
DETROIT Police are searching for Detroit resident Sonya Harris who disappeared shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Harris, 45, was last seen at her home in the 2500 block of Montclair in Detroit. She is described as having a light brown complexion, short black Afro hair, weighs 200 pounds and is 5 feet, 6 inches tall. Harris was last seen wearing a long brown robe and unknown color house shoes. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.
Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris conspiracy
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy about Kamala Harris eligibility to be president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics. Speaking from the White House, Trump told reporters he had heard rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. He was a high-profile force behind the so-called birther movement the lie that questioned whether President Barack Obama, the nations first Black president, was eligible to serve. Trump comments about Harris on Thursday landed in a blizzard of other untrue, racist or sexist claims unleashed across social media and conservative websites after Biden picked Harris, the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman on a major party ticket. The misinformation campaign is built on falsehoods that have circulating less noticeably for months, propelled by Trump and his supporters.
Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks on Harris
Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks on HarrisPublished: August 12, 2020, 12:15 amFILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Renaissance High School in Detroit. Before Joe Biden named Harris his running mate, womens groups were readying a campaign of their own: Shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and brutal attacks from internet haters. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
Detroit police seek missing 61-year-old woman last seen Saturday
DETROIT – Police are looking for Patricia Harris, a 61-year-old woman last seen Saturday afternoon. According to authorities, Harris was last seen at about 1 p.m. when she left her residence in the 17000 block of Sunderland Road. Harris is 4 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue scarf on her head, black and white jogging suit, and boots. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5840 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
21-year-old killed at Ypsilanti park, search for killer continues
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 21-year-old man was fatally shot multiple times at Nancy Park in the area of Harris and Grove Street around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police say. Medics tried saving the man when they arrived, but it was too late. As of now no arrests have been made.
Father of 3 killed in shooting on Detroits west side
DETROIT The 29-year-old father of three young children was killed early Saturday morning on Detroits west side, near the intersection of Plymouth and Greenfield roads. Family and friends gathered at the spot where Bryan White was killed to pray and embrace each other. He was an amazing father, Harris said. His friends described him as an outgoing and kind man killed in a senseless shooting. Even if you didnt know him, if you heard his laugh you would laugh, Harris said.
Detroit schools 'attendance teams' combat chronic absences
DETROIT - Chronic absenteeism has been an ongoing problem in Detroit schools. The schools have attendance teams that connect with students and their parents. The attendance team will call parents and make home visits to uncover what's keeping a child from school. These attendance teams are just one way to tackle the problem of chronic absenteeism, an issue being discussed at a two-hour live town hall event at 6 p.m. For more information on the town hall event, click here.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
Petition reveals Michigan man's plan to have wife killedChristy Ann Thompson Harris' death was first ruled an accidental overdose, but Harris' family filed a wrongful death lawsuit knowing the ruling did not make any sense. The family said the point of that lawsuit was to be able to depose certain people and obtain certain information about Harris' death, all under oath. What's in the petition filed Wednesday reveals some of what they found out about her death. Petition reveals Michigan man's plan to have wife killedWATCH Local 4 News at 114 fast factsA surprise awaited the Detroit Youth Choir after they performed inside Michigan Central Station. READ MORECriminal sexual conductA Hamtramck man has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in a case that involved an 18-year-old victim, according to authorities.
Country Star Kylie Rae Harris Caused Fatal Crash in New Mexico: Sheriff
Rising country star Kylie Rae Harris caused the fatal three-car crash that left her and a teen driver dead, the local sheriff said in a statement. Harris was driving southbound on a highway Taos, New Mexico, when her vehicle struck another car from behind, police told People in a statement. Police said Harris' car then veered into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with the car driven by 16-year-old Maria Elena Cruz. Dear baby Jesus please dont let me get stranded in NM, Harris wrote on Twitter. I want to meet my kids kids.
Country Star Posted 'Don't Let Me Get Stranded' in New Mexico Before Dying in Crash
Country-music singer Kylie Rae Harris died in a three-vehicle car crash in New Mexico Wednesday. We are heartbroken to confirm that Harris passed away in a car accident last night, Harris publicist told Billboard Thursday. Dear baby Jesus please dont let me get stranded in NM, Harris wrote on Twitter. I want to meet my kids kids. Everyone that knew Kylie knew how much she loved her family and, beyond that, how much she loved music, her publicists statement also said.
Kylie Rae Harris, country singer, dies in car accident
Kylie Rae Harris, a rising country singer from Texas, died in a car accident in New Mexico, Alex Torrez, the CEO of her management company, Torrez Music Group, tells CNN. (CNN) - Kylie Rae Harris, a rising country singer from Texas, died in a car accident on Wednesday in New Mexico, Alex Torrez, the CEO of her management company, Torrez Music Group, tells CNN. "We are heartbroken to confirm that Kylie Rae Harris passed away in a car accident last night," a statement provided to CNN from Torrez read. "Everyone that knew Kylie knew how much she loved her family and, beyond that, how much she loved music," the statement added. Sad Sad day for us," wrote singer Josh Ward.
6-Year-Old Boy Serenades Baby Sister With Beyonce's 'Brown Skin Girl'
Why does Izaiah Dantzler love singing Beyonce's "Brown Skin Girl" to his baby sister so much? Izaiah serenades his 4-month-old sister, Parker Rose, with Beyonce's "Brown Skin Girl, featured on the album The Lion King: The Gift, which is also the movies soundtrack. And 'Brown Skin Girl' is one of our favorites, mom Jessica Harris told InsideEdition.com. The term is used to describe a baby born after parents have suffered a loss through miscarriage or stillbirth. He definitely gets it that its a song for brown-skinned kids and brown-skinned girls.
Not enough smoke detectors in day care hit by deadly fire
As family members mourn the death of five children in a Pennsylvania day care fire, questions remain about why the home apparently didn't have enough smoke detectors. ERIE, Pennsylvania (CNN) - As family members mourn the death of five children in a Pennsylvania day care fire, questions remain about why the home apparently didn't have enough smoke detectors. Fire inspectors could only find one smoke detector, which was in the attic of the two-story house that operated as a day care, Santone said. A relative of the day care owner told CNN the facility was often inspected to ensure the safety of children. State online records show the day care has an active "certificate of compliance" from March 21, 2019, to March 21, 2020.
Harris receives praise for Democratic debate performance
"Vice President Biden, do you agree today that you were wrong to oppose busing in America then?" On the debate stage and in a post-debate interview with CNN, Harris emphasized the personal toll of anti-school busing policies. Even before the Biden-Harris confrontation, the political world had begun cheering Harris on as she cut through the noise on the crowded debate stage to calmly convey her positions. "Kamala Harris is capturing the heart and soul of the Democratic Party," Republican pollster Frank Luntz tweeted early on. After the debate, Harris' fundraising boomed, an aide told CNN.