April 17, 2021


WATCH NOW: Spotsylvania supervisors keep real estate tax same, lower personal property | Local News

Keeping the real estate and property tax rates the same and the initial failure of the meals tax increase turned the budget surplus into a deficit. That forced the board to haggle and make cuts in other areas, such as a $345,000 mowing contract and training and mileage expenditures for staff.

Much of the board’s discussions on the budget focused on school funding, which totals $311.6 million in local, state and federal funds. Local funding for the school system totals $132.3 million.

Three supervisors—Frazier, Chris Yakabouski and Gary Skinner—focused on filling a $2.1 million gap in the adopted School Board

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Whitmer continues to push personal responsibility to combat rising COVID-19 numbers in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Wednesday message to Michiganders to combat the latest surge of COVID-19 was much like last week’s message: Get vaccinated, continue to wear masks, social distance and regularly wash hands.

But if you happen to catch COVID-19, Whitmer highlighted a therapy — monoclonal antibodies —that has been available since December but somewhat underused.

So far, 6,600 people who have contracted COVID-19 within about 10 days have received the 21-minute infusion. In early March, Crain’s reported that about 4,000 people had received the antibodies.

“Sixty-five percent of patients report feeling better within two days and less than 5 percent

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Justin Hoskin gets personal with ‘Invisible,’ his first original release | The Blender

Update: This concert has been rescheduled for June 11.

Justin Hoskin jokes that he has performed “every tribute known to man.”

His tribute shows, most often with the band the Movie, have honored the music of Prince, the Isley Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Mint Condition, D’Angelo and Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly.

Hoskin, a native of Collinsville, makes his Blue Strawberry headlining debut April 17 with a tribute to “blue-eyed soul,” a term used to describe white

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Detroiters describe personal decisions when it comes to getting the vaccine

DETROIT – Michigan is being called the epicenter of COVID-19 once again as the numbers across the state continue to climb.

If that wasn’t bad enough, city leaders are now saying Detroit is seeing a new surge of COVID cases. This time those positive cases are in a different age demographic.

“I can’t talk about the Coronavirus affecting the people of Detroit without talking about how it affected me,” said Orlando Bailey.

31-year-old Orlando Bailey is from Detroit. He’s one of the hundreds of thousands of people coping with the coronavirus outbreak. Like many, he lost a loved one to

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Standing among U.S. graves, Biden explains Afghanistan decision in personal terms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Joe Biden stood in the rain on Wednesday among the tombstones of U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, thoughts of his late son Beau were not far from his mind as he explained his decision to begin America’s exit from its longest war.

The president’s elder son earned the Bronze Star while serving in Iraq from 2008-09. His death in 2015 from a brain tumor still haunts his father.

“I have trouble these days ever showing up at a cemetery not thinking of my son Beau, who proudly insisted on putting on that uniform and going

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Pills And Productivity: A Personal Perspective

For personal and professional reasons, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about addiction in the last year. I’ve talked to recovered addicts, counselors, people who run treatment centers. I’ve been all over Reddit. And I’m still not totally clear on what the difference is between being an addict and just being someone who uses drugs and alcohol to deal with stress. I wanted to talk to someone who might be grappling with that same question. Someone who had watched their relationship to substances spin out of control during the pandemic.

That’s how I found Kelsey. Kelsey’s not her real

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