Voters handily approve Kalamazoo County public safety millage
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI – Voters handily passed a public safety renewal millage in Kalamazoo County. The Kalamazoo County Public Safety millage easily passed the May 3 election, with 80.41% of voters saying “Yes,” according to unofficial election results on May 4. The 2022 millage had 25,225 “Yes” votes to 5,932 “No” votes. The millage renewal is for 1.43 mills. More from MLive:Voters approve $197 million bond proposal for Kalamazoo Public SchoolsClimax-Scotts voters renew school millage but reject increaseComstock voters approve $40M bond for new school, facility improvementsmlive.com
Coopersville $42.9M school improvement bond approved by narrow margin
COOPERSVILLE, MI – Coopersville Public Schools voters approved a 30-year, $42.9 million bond proposal Tuesday to add classrooms, upgrade security and aging infrastructure. Due to district boundaries, 419 Muskegon voters were eligible to voter on the proposal, which were reflected in Ottawa County’s total. The school improvement bond will not increase taxes above the current tax rate of 8.99 mills because of the refinancing prior debt. Districtwide infrastructure improvementsThe proposal includes a new classroom addition at Coopersville High School to accommodate growing enrollment. Plans can also move forward to purchase new band instruments, make band room improvements, and add a new multi-purpose room for athletics, wrestling, cheer, and a weight room at the high school.mlive.com
Hong Kong to introduce vaccine pass in strictest Covid curbs to date
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says a vaccine pass system will enter into force on February 24, with people required to show proof of vaccination to enter various public places including restaurants, shopping malls and schools. Lam announces gatherings in private premises will now be limited to two families -- the first time Hong Kong has applied restrictions to homes.news.yahoo.com
Italy cracks down on the unvaccinated with strict travel and mask requirements
Italian citizens are divided about the country's strict COVID-19 protocols. Chris Livesay travels to Venice to see how the restrictions impact unvaccinated locals and why some of them have to take boats to get around.news.yahoo.com
High-stakes diplomacy over Ukraine in both Washington, D.C. and Moscow
A day of high-stakes diplomacy in Washington and Moscow failed to break the deadlock over Ukraine. President Biden warned a crucial natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany would not be allowed to open, if Russian forces invade. Ed O’Keefe has the latest from the White House.news.yahoo.com
Growing public outrage in Mexico as journalists are targeted and killed
At least four reporters were murdered in Mexico in January, making it the deadliest month for journalists there in nearly a decade. Last year, the country saw nine journalists killed. CBS News’ Enrique Acevedo joins “CBS News Mornings” from Tijuana with more.news.yahoo.com
MoneyWatch: Shake-up at Peloton, airlines announce merger and regulators look for "junk fee" crackdown
The CEO of Peloton is stepping down and the company is cutting jobs, while low-cost airlines Spirit and Frontier are merging. And CBS News MoneyWatch reporter Aimee Picchi joins "CBS News Mornings" to discuss how U.S. federal regulators are looking to reel in hidden "junk fees" that cost Americans billions of dollars a year. .news.yahoo.com
WorldView: Canada cracks down on anti-vaccine protesters
Police in Canada's capital Ottawa have seized thousands of liters of fuel and removed an oil tanker as part of a crackdown to end an 11-day protest against COVID-19 measures. And the pandemic is slowing down the race to replace President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. Correspondent Rylee Carlson joins "CBS News Mornings" with a roundup of international stories.news.yahoo.com
Eye Opener: States announce changes to school mask mandates
Multiple states are expected to announce changes to indoor masking requirements at schools as COVID-19 infections decline. Also, President Biden threatens a key part of Russia’s economy. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener.news.yahoo.com
Billionaire space explorer among top 50 US donors
Billionaire Jared Isaacman made history when he chartered the first civilian space flight. His Inspiration4 mission raised $243 million for a children's hospital and helped land him on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of top 50 donors. (Feb. 8)news.yahoo.com
Rally against anti-Asian hate in London devolves into brawl as Hong Kong and Chinese protestors clash
A group of Hong Kongers clashed with Chinese protesters who were holding a rally against racism over the weekend in London. The Chinese side: Human rights group Min Quan Legal Centre and several organizations were conducting a rally against anti-Asian hatein London’s Chinatown on Saturday when a group of Hong Kong immigrants arrived and held a counter-rally against them, reported The Standard. Groups that participated in the protest included the Monitoring Group, the Federation of UK Fujian Chinese and the London Chinatown Chinese Association.news.yahoo.com
FDA advisory panel unanimously recommends Moderna booster for certain at-risk groups
On Thursday, a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend Moderna booster shots at a half dose of 50 micrograms for emergency use authorization for similar at-risk groups as the Pfizer booster vaccine. The decision now goes to the FDA, which is expected to make a final decision in the coming days.news.yahoo.com
FDA considers booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines
An FDA advisory panel is meeting to discuss whether to recommend Moderna and Johnson and Johnson booster shots to help fight COVID-19. CBS News' Skyler Henry reports, and Dr. Kartik Cherabuddi joins CBSN to discuss the latest.news.yahoo.com
Moderna: Vaccine protection waned amid delta surge
Moderna's Dr. Jacqueline Miller says people who were more recently vaccinated had a 36% lower rate of breakthrough infections compared to those vaccinated longer ago – one reason the company wants approval for a booster used just like Pfizer’s. (Oct. 14)news.yahoo.com
Washington, D.C. on high alert ahead of Saturday's "Justice for J6" rally
Around 700 people are expected to attend a rally outside the U.S. Capitol on Saturday, demanding "justice" for January 6th rioters who they claim are being prosecuted for their political beliefs. CBS News congressional reporter Kris Van Cleave joins "CBSN AM" to talk about the security preparations ahead of another far-right gathering with the potential for violence.news.yahoo.com
Scotland can hold independence referendum without Westminster’s consent, leaked email reveals
The Scottish Parliament has the power to hold an independence referendum without Westminster’s consent, according to a previously secret UK government email revealed on Tuesday. Correspondence released by the National Archives shows a message written by Tony Blair’s special adviser on Scotland just hours before his Government released its devolution plans. In the email, Pat McFadden said that Donald Dewar – the man who went on to serve as leader of Scottish Labour and the country’s inaugural Firnews.yahoo.com
Detroit Lions expect Tyrell Crosby to show up for mandatory minicamp next week
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions expect Tyrell Crosby to rejoin the team for next week’s mandatory minicamp. Michael Brockers has since returned to the team, but Crosby remains out of town as trade rumors cloud his future. With Taylor Decker under contract through 2024 on the left side, Detroit appears set at offensive tackle for the foreseeable future. Crosby is a solid and experienced option on the bench at offensive tackle, making him something of a rare and valuable commodity in the NFL. He’s seen it, you guys have seen it, he’s proved it.mlive.com
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Local 4 News at Noon -- Nov. 19, 2020
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. America’s Thanksgiving Parade will be a virtual production this yearThis year’s theme is “We Are One Together.” The parade will honor frontline workers and heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. The parade will include floats, performers, helium balloons and Santa.
Morning Briefing Nov. 19, 2020: Wayne County election, Canada border closure
Trending 📈🇨🇦 Report: Canada extends US border closure until Dec. 21The U.S.-Canada border will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month, according to reports. The current extension of the border crossing restrictions was set to expire Nov. 21, 2020. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 277,806 as of Wednesday, including 8,190 deaths, state officials report. New COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise in Michigan. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 125,000 on Tuesday, near its highest mark on record.
Corktown neighbors meet with Detroit Police Athletic League over loud concerts
DETROIT Several neighbors in Corktown met with the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) to talk about housekeeping issues. Erin Gavle lives next door to the PAL stadium, off of Michigan Avenue in Corktown. She said for the most part, theyre good neighbors, but the loud music, trash on the ground and crazy parking jobs, overlook the good. Local 4 News obtained video of cars lined up on Michigan Avenue in Corktown, causing traffic backup. CEO Robert Jamerson with PAL said he understands their neighbors concerns and its important to work together.
Medicaid, GOP congressional primary top Oklahoma ballot
Oklahoma voters will vote in Tuesday's primary election on State Question 802, which would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to expand Medicaid health insurance. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool, File)OKLAHOMA CITY A question on whether to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma and a crowded Republican field vying to challenge the state's lone congressional Democrat are drawing the most attention ahead of Tuesday's primary election. According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, states that have expanded Medicaid through a ballot measure include Idaho, Maine, Nebraska and Utah. This is going to cost our state $200 million," Stitt said during an event this week with Americans for Prosperity. Republicans clearly see OK-5 as one of their best chances to flip' a House seat, and theyre correct to see it that way," said Matthew Motta, a political science professor at Oklahoma State University.
5 things you may not know as the first day of fall arrives
'Fall leaf' colors actually exist all year longNow, don't get too excited. Oh, fall leaf tourism brings in BIG MONEYIt's called "leaf peeping." Fall is only 'fall' to Americans, even though the term was coined in BritainWhat do you call the picking of ripe sweet potatoes, squash and pumpkins? Some time after, poets coined the phrase "the fall of leaves" -- shortened to "fall" in the 1600s. By the mid-1800s, the word "fall" had firmly rooted itself in America.
Kaley Cuoco to star in TV thriller 'Flight Attendant'
(CNN) - "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco has been making big plans since her hit CBS sitcom ended earlier this year. The one-hour drama will air on WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service with playwright and TV writer Steve Yockey (The CW's "Supernatural") adapting the novel. Cuoco and Yockey are both executive producing the project, along with uber-producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (The CW's "Arrow" and "Riverdale"). Warner Bros. and CNN share parent company WarnerMedia, which is owned by AT&T. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.