Carman-Ainsworth schools to host Town Hall meeting on proposed millage renewals
FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI – Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools is hosting a Town Hall meeting next week to inform the community of two millage proposals up for renewal in May. Carman-Ainsworth is seeking a renewal for its existing non-homestead operating millage and sinking fund millage at the ballot box in May. The operating millage renewal is 17.651 mills and generates about $7,500,000 for the district’s general fund. The sinking fund renewal of .4989 mills is also up for renewal. This millage taxes all district property, unlike the non-homestead millage.mlive.com
Grand Rapids mayor, manager hosting virtual town hall to talk 2021-2022 spending plan
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Residents can weigh in on the city’s proposed spending plan for 2021-2022 during a virtual town hall with the mayor and city manager on Thursday, May 6. The town hall is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. and will be streamed on the city’s Facebook page as well as the city’s government-access television channel, Comcast 26. Beyond the town hall, the public will have additional opportunities throughout May to weigh in on the budget. Community members can give public comment and feedback at two of the city’s budget work sessions: one at 9 a.m. on May 4 and the other at 1 p.m. on May 11. A last opportunity for comment will be at the commission’s special meeting 9 a.m. May 20, when elected leaders are slated to approve the finalized plan.mlive.com
Town hall planned
The League of Women Voters of Grosse Pointe hosts a virtual town hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, to educate the public on the redistricting process in Michigan and the concept of Communities of Interest; review gerrymandering; explain how the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission was selected and other items. The Grosse Pointe town hall will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Public comments will not be permitted during the town hall. For information about the Grosse Pointe town hall, email Judy Florian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Off-duty Chicago police officer uses tourniquet to save man who broke out glass window to escape blaze in Old Town apartment building
Hanlon, a Town Hall district tactical team officer who has been with the department for almost six years, then heard glass break and saw a man punching out a small window. The man then dove out of the window and onto the ground several feet below to escape the fire, seriously injuring his arm.chicagotribune.com
Michigan AG, SOS participate in ‘Making it Count: A Voter Information Town Hall’
LANSING, Mich. – Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson answered voter questions at a town hall event Wednesday night. “Making it Count: A Voter Information Town Hall” took place at 7 p.m. Additionally, Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus-Lyons held a news conference Tuesday where she shared information to prepare voters for Election Day. Residents can also vote in person on Election Day, but because of the pandemic, you will be encouraged to wear a mask and practice social distancing. You can also register at your local clerk’s office on Election Day in Michigan to vote in the presidential election.
Biden outraises Trump $383M to $248M in September
President Donald Trump wipes away sweat during an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was outraised by Democrat Joe Biden in September and is being outgunned financially by his rival with just weeks to go until Election Day. Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh tweeted that the Trump effort had $251.4 million on hand at the end of September, compared with $432 million for Biden. The president's campaign was betting on a well-stocked bank account to blanket airwaves and online with Trump ads. “President Trump hits final stretch with strength, resources, record & huge ground game needed to spread message and secure re-election,” Murtaugh tweeted.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump’s town hall claims on coronavirus
In President Trump’s town hall Thursday night, the coronavirus took center stage as it has during this campaign. First we’re taking a look at a claim the President has made before that’s rating has changed since the first time he said it. Next is a claim the President has been making about the lives he’s saved during the pandemic. We were expected to lose 2,200,000 people and maybe more than that,” the President told one of women who asked a question during the town hall. More Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Fact-checking Biden’s economic promises, auto jobs
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s town hall Thursday night was largely policy-oriented, especially on matters of jobs and the economy, which is why it’s where we’re starting Biden’s plan for economic recovery. “Wall Street said I will create 18.6 million new jobs, good paying jobs. The GDP will grow by $1 trillion more than under Trump and seven million more jobs than under Trump,” Biden said. “Electric vehicles will save billions of gallons of oil and will create 1 million, not me, Wall Street (says), automobile jobs,” Biden told one audience member. The Biden plan doesn’t offer any specifics on how that would work and skeptics have said the switch over to electric vehicles without federal help could actually cost the industry jobs.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Biden's claim on economy
Trust Index: Fact-checking Biden's claim on economyPublished: October 16, 2020, 7:11 amFormer Vice President Joe Biden’s town hall was largely policy oriented, especially on matters of jobs and the economy, which is why it’s where we’re starting Biden’s plan for economic recovery.
Trust Index: Fact-checking Trump’s town hall economic claims
For this Trust Index we’re taking a look at a pair of claims about the state of the economy under the trump administration. What is the Trust Index? We were just hitting 160 million jobs,” Trump said. What is the Trust Index? More Town Hall fact checks from the Trust Index:
Trust Index: Fact-checking Biden on controversial 1994 crime bill
One of the major issues for Joe Biden during his campaign has been his support of the 1994 crime bill which has been widely criticized as racist. “The Black caucus voted for it and every Black mayor supported it across the board,” Biden said. “What happened violent actually went down precipitously, remember the rise in violent crime in the late 80s early 90s? Biden is talking about community policing here and the results of the 94 crime bill. According to a Government Accountability Office report violent crime from 1994 to 2000 only fell about 2.5 percent.
TV gives viewers a split-screen comparison of Trump, Biden
President Donald Trump wipes his face during a break in an NBC News Town Hall, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. NBC News chief executive Cesar Conde said Thursday that NBC scheduled Trump out of fairness after Biden did a town hall at the same time last Thursday. There were apparently still hard feelings, given that Muir twice mentioned a nameless “another network” holding a Trump town hall. “Has there ever been two more different presidential candidates than Trump or Biden?” asked The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler in a tweet. At a rally in North Carolina on Thursday, Trump called NBC “the worst" and said he was being set up with the town hall.
Biden and Trump hold simultaneous town halls
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden both held town halls on Thursday night. The two took questions in different cities on different networks: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia. The town halls happened after Trump backed out of plans for a presidential debate originally scheduled for the evening after debate organizers said it would be held virtually following Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.
Joe Biden participates in ABC News town hall in Philadelphia
ABC News hosted a live town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, moderated by George Stephanopoulos, on Thursday night. President Donald Trump participated in a simultaneous town hall Thursday night on NBC. Watch Local 4 News at 5 a.m. for a Trust Index fact check of both town halls. President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden competed for TV audiences in dueling town halls instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. The two took questions in different cities on different networks Thursday night: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.
President Trump participates in NBC News town hall in Miami
NBC News hosted a live town hall with Republican presidential nominee President Donald Trump, moderated by Savannah Guthrie, on Thursday night. Joe Biden participated in a simultaneous town hall Thursday night on ABC. Watch Local 4 News at 5 a.m. for a Trust Index fact check of both town halls. President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden competed for TV audiences in dueling town halls instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. The two took questions in different cities on different networks Thursday night: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.
LIVE STREAM: NBC News hosts town hall with Joe Biden
MIAMI – NBC News' Lester Holt will anchor a live town hall discussion with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, October 5th in Miami, Fla.A socially-distanced audience of undecided voters will be asking Biden where he stands on the critical issues impacting their lives. Watch live coverage at 8 p.m. below:
Metro Detroit parents, teachers weigh in on upcoming school year
DETROIT – It will be perhaps one of Local 4 News’ most important town halls to date. As parents get ready to send their children to school, there is still a sense of confusion. Metro Detroit parents and teachers, even some students, discuss the upcoming 2020-21 school year as districts decide whether to conduct classes virtually and/or in person. Eight out of 10 parents in the group meeting believe the prospect is bleak for a productive school year that keeps their children learning and competitive. The voices in the group are from Allen Park, Detroit, Lake Orion, Pontiac, Rochester, Romeo and Trenton.
Watch live tonight: Education Town Hall
DETROIT Local 4 is hosting a virtual town hall on education and the return-to-school amid the coronavirus pandemic. The town hall event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. on ClickOnDetroit. You can still submit questions ahead of the town hall right here. Become an Insider Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Education Town Hall: Submit your questions here
DETROIT Local 4 is hosting a virtual town hall on education and the return-to-school amid the coronavirus pandemic. The town hall event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. on ClickOnDetroit. You can submit a question for the town hall by filling out the form below: Become an Insider Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. This new and free membership is our way of saying thank you and your way of getting in on the news action. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
LIVE STREAM: NAACP hosts town hall on systemic racism in the U.S.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is hosting a live virtual town at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Guests Former Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge will discuss racism and racial disparities amid national protests following the killing of Black Minneapolis man George Floyd and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You can watch the town hall from the NAACPs Facebook Live stream below:MORE: The Latest: Floyds brother urges lawmakers to make reforms
University of Michigan hosting virtual student town hall on racism Friday
ANN ARBOR The University of Michigan will be holding a virtual town hall on racism for students on Friday as protests over police and civilian killings continue to grip the nation. It is important as a university community we acknowledge the anguish people are experiencing, Sellers said in a statement. There is also a need for an open dialogue around the issue of racism in America.The focus of the town hall will be discussing ways to combat racism through relationships, daily activities and challenging conversations. Join us tomorrow for a town hall where our community can discuss issues of race, protest, and law enforcement, through the lens of education and scholarship. https://t.co/G3LH82IzU8 pic.twitter.com/vVFuvZIL42 University of Michigan (@UMich) June 4, 2020It aims to provide a platform for the university community to approach the topics of race, law enforcement and protest through the lens of scholarship and is designed as a show of solidarity.
Watch: ‘The State of Michigan’ virtual town hall with congressional leaders
There was a live town hall about the COVID-19 pandemic, economy, and protests in Michigan that started at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The 60-minute town hall was moderated by WOOD TV8 political reporter Rick Albin and WLNS-TV anchor Sheri Jones. This town hall included Michigan’s U.S. Democratic senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. Eight U.S. representatives also participated: Justin Amash, I-Grand Rapids; Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn; Brenda Lawrence, D-Detroit; Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland; Dan Kildee, D-Flint; John Moolenaar, R-Midland; Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly; Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph; Tim Walberg, R-Tipton and Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. Watch the town hall below:
Watch: Michigan Senators hold town hall on coronavirus response
Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved. Watch it above. The town was scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. DETROIT – Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters participated in a coronavirus (COVID-19) town hall Thursday, April 16. If you need help with the Public File, call (313) 222-0566.
WATCH: Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds virtual town hall on coronavirus pandemic
Gretchen Whitmer and other leaders answered questions on every aspect of the coronavirus pandemic, from hospital preparedness to unemployment benefits to school closures. Watch ‘The Governor’s Town Hall’ above. For the first time, commercial and public television stations in the Detroit market partnered to produce and broadcast a “Governor’s Town Hall” to provide viewers the opportunity to ask questions of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer during this time of crisis. The Town Hall was broadcast live, on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m. on channels 4 (WDIV-TV), 2 (WJBK-TV), 7 (WXYZ-TV), 20 (WMYD-TV), 50 (WKBD-TV), 56 (WTVS-TV) and 62 (WWJ-TV). This special was offered to all broadcast stations in Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters.
WATCH LIVE: Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds virtual town hall on coronavirus outbreak
DETROIT – Please join WDIV-Local 4 for an important, LIVE event Thursday evening full of life-saving information -- “The Governor’s Town Hall.”Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other leaders will answer questions on every aspect of the coronavirus pandemic, from hospital preparedness to unemployment benefits to school closures. Watch ‘The Governor’s Town Hall’ at 7 p.m. on Local 4 or below:Find the latest Coronavirus news and headlines on ClickOnDetroit. The Town Hall will be broadcast live, on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m. on channels 4 (WDIV-TV), 2 (WJBK-TV), 7 (WXYZ-TV), 20 (WMYD-TV), 50 (WKBD-TV), 56 (WTVS-TV) and 62 (WWJ-TV). This special will be offered to all broadcast stations in Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters.
WDIV partners with local TV stations to host Governor’s Town Hall - Thursday, 7 p.m.
Local 4′s Devin Scillian, Carolyn Clifford (7 Action News) and Huel Perkins (Fox 2) will host this unprecedented event that affects all of us. For the first time, commercial and public television stations in the Detroit market will partner to produce and broadcast a “Governor’s Town Hall” to provide viewers the opportunity to ask questions of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer during this time of crisis. The Town Hall will be broadcast live, on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m. on channels 4 (WDIV-TV), 2 (WJBK-TV), 7 (WXYZ-TV), 20 (WMYD-TV), 50 (WKBD-TV), 56 (WTVS-TV) and 62 (WWJ-TV). This special will be offered to all broadcast stations in Michigan, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters. In addition to watching it live on Local 4, you can also watch it live streamed on ClickOnDetroit.com, and on the WDIV Channel on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV and most Smart TVs.
Businessman Steyer pumps $64.7 million of own funds into U.S. presidential bid in January
FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Tom Steyer addresses the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Nevada Presidential Town Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Eric ThayerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Businessman Tom Steyer poured $64.7 million of his own wealth in January into his bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination, for a total spend of $267 million, a campaign finance disclosure showed on Thursday. Steyers spending is of historic proportion, but is dwarfed by that of rival candidate billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who pumped $220.6 million of his own funds into his bid the same month, for a total of $409 million since launching his campaign in November.feeds.reuters.com
Elizabeth Warren unveils a $1 trillion environmental justice plan for low-income communities
Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced on Wednesday an environmental justice plan to defend low-income and minority communities against pollution, contamination and extreme weather events that are exacerbated by climate change. "Our crisis of environmental injustice is the result of decades of discrimination and environmental racism compounding in communities that have been overlooked for too long," Warren wrote in her plan. The senator's plan calls for improving equity mapping of marginalized communities to better identify climate risk damage from increasingly intense storms, droughts and wildfires. The plan also instructs the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice to enhance enforcement against industrial polluters. Environmental justice is defined by the EPA as the fair treatment of all people and communities with respect to protection from environmental and health hazards.cnbc.com
Watch Local 4 News at 11 -- Oct. 1, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what is coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Woman meets heroA California woman met a Metro Detroit man who fought off her attacker. Town HallU.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib was at a town hall on Detroit's west side Tuesday night and she talked about everything except the two things that have put her in the headlines over the last few days. Football playerA senior defensive lineman for the Bloomfield Hills High School football team was born completely deaf and it's not a barrier, but a challenge that he and his teammates met head on. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.