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LOCAL NEWS for FRI 03JUL20

Five people and a dog have been rescued from a sinking boat in Saginaw Bay. The Coast Guard says the 50-foot vessel was halfway submerged and one person wearing a life jacket was in the water when its rescue boat arrived after 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. A line was tossed to the person who was pulled aboard the Coast Guard Station Saginaw River rescue boat. The other four people and the dog were helped aboard the rescue boat from the sinking vessel. They were taken to Bay Harbor Marina in Bay City.

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LOCAL NEWS for THU 02JUL20

The Bay County Health Department says as many at 75 people may have been exposed to the Coronavirus by a hairstylist in Bay City. The stylist worked at Great American Man Cave, on South Wenona Avenue in Bay City, for five days in June while experiencing mild symptoms. The dates are Tuesday, June 23rd; Wednesday, June 24th; Friday, June 26th; Monday, June 29th and Tuesday, June 30th. It’s unclear if the stylist or customers consistently wore masks. The department recommends anyone who experiences COVID-19 symptoms to get tested as soon as possible.

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The Tawas City Council will not be meeting on Monday.  The Tawas City Council has postponed their meeting scheduled for July 6th. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the council opted to postpone the first meeting of July by one week since they will be coming off the busy holiday weekend. The meeting will now be held on Monday, July 13th at 7pm. With changes to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Tawas City Council members will be conducting their meeting at Tawas City Hall, 530 West Lake Street, in Tawas City.

On Tuesday at approximately 6:18pm, the Oscoda Township Police Department was dispatched to the area of Van Ettan Creek, near Merkel Lane in Oscoda Township regarding a body found floating in the river. The Oscoda Township Fire Department was dispatched to the scene to assist in the recovery and removal of the found subject. The man was identified as 32 year old, Timothy Bryan Morrison, of Oscoda. Morrison was last seen on Friday, June 26th at around 10pm. He was reported missing to the Oscoda Township Police Department on Monday at around 9:15pm. If anyone had any contact with the deceased subject since last Friday or knows any additional information related to the incident, please contact the Oscoda Township Police Department at 739-9113. (Photo from previous police and state records: Morrison)

Rose City officials will hold two public hearings on Tuesday.  Both hearings deal with applications for grants from the Department of Natural Resources. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, the first hearing will be held at 5:30 on Tuesday. The Rose City Council will receive public comments on a DNR Recreational Passport Grant for an addition to the Rose City Park. The second hearing will be held immediately following at 5:45pm and the council will hear public comments on a DNR Trust Fund Grant for an addition to the Rose City Metcalf property. The public hearings will be held in the Rose City Council Chambers, 310 North Williams Street in Rose City. 

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LOCAL NEWS for WED 01JUL20

The Standish City Council recently discussed bringing back laid off employees.  Discussion focused on bringing back employees who were laid off for the month of June and possibly July. According to the Arenac County Independent, the council debated the logistics of bringing back the laid off employees. The need to make a decision is pending as federal involvement in paying unemployment covers up to July 31st. The council motioned to bring one employee back this month and to continue the discussion for the remaining employees at the next Standish City Council Meeting July 20th at 6pm.

The body of a Grayling man has been recovered after he went missing Saturday while boating on Lake Margrethe near Grayling, with his boat washing ashore. Officials say 28-year-old Shivam Patel fell overboard and drowned during choppy conditions on the lake. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department says the body of Shivam Patel was found by divers Tuesday morning in Lake Margrethe after a four- day search that involved dive teams, search boats, sonar and a canine unit. A nearby homeowner on the lake found his boat around 3PM Saturday, still running with the radio playing. There is no information as to why Patel got into the water.   

Many parts of Ogemaw County are experiencing a Gypsy Moth infestation.  Mills Township and West Branch Township are experiencing a bad infestation this year. According to the Ogemaw County Herald, the infestation lasts about three weeks at which point the caterpillars turn into moths and stop feeding. Healthy trees can survive and grow new leaves, but small young trees or trees affected by dry conditions or a late frost may not survive the stress of defoliation. Spraying has been done in West Branch Township and is applied by an airplane flying low over a targeted area. Ogemaw County Zoning Administrator, Ryan Veeder said he has also had reports of Gypsy Moth in Rose, Cumming and Foster Townships as well.

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 Tue. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for TUE 30JUN20


The Oscoda Township Economic Improvement Committee discussed the North American Space Summit at their recent meeting.
The committee met for the first time in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the committee was advised that Gavin Brown of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association recently toured some of the community's land, buildings and other assets. Brown also noted that an advisory committee pertaining to the Spaceport will have to be established. The Association in February revealed that Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport was identified as a top candidate for a Horizontal Spaceport Operation. The airport received the highest ranking due to its runway infrastructure, business capacity, operational strength and safety track record.

The Oscoda Township Economic Improvement Committee discussed the North American Space Summit at their recent meeting.  The committee met for the first time in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to the Iosco County News Herald, the committee was advised that Gavin Brown of the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association recently toured some of the community's land, buildings and other assets. Brown also noted that an advisory committee pertaining to the Spaceport will have to be established. The Association in February revealed that Oscoda Wurtsmith Airport was identified as a top candidate for a Horizontal Spaceport Operation. The airport received the highest ranking due to its runway infrastructure, business capacity, operational strength and safety track record.

Cooper Standard was recently recognized by General Motors.  Cooper Standard was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring recipients of the company's 28th annual Supplier of the Year Awards on Wednesday, June 24th. This is the third consecutive year Cooper Standard has received the award and the first time it has been recognized in multiple product lines, one of only 17 suppliers to achieve this level of performance. Jeffrey Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Cooper Standard, said they are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award from General motors for delivering superior products in tow of their core product lines. He added that this recognition demonstrates their continued commitment to delivering sustained value through strong customer relationships and innovation.  

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 Mon. Local News Audio

LOCAL NEWS for MON 29JUN20

The Tawas Police Authority recently approved an agreement with the new prosecutor.  The Board approved the agreement for prosecution services with new Iosco County Prosecuting Attorney James Bacarella. According to the Iosco County News Herald, Tawas Police Authority Chief Mark Ferguson spoke with Bacarella about entering into the agreement with the Authority to prosecute local ordinances. Bacarella, who was the assistant Prosecuting Attorney, was sworn in on June 12th to replace former Prosecuting Attorney Gary Rapp. The contract between Bacarella and the Tawas Police Authority would be to prosecute violations of certain city ordinances cited within the municipal limits of East Tawas and Tawas City.

The Tri-Town Fire Department will once again educate area children on fire prevention.  Tri Town Fire Chief Dave Wenzel announced the fire department's continued commitment to fire prevention. According to the Oscoda County Herald, the department is organizing its annual "Fire and Burn Safety Program" for the children of Mio. Youngsters ages five through twelve will receive educational materials created and geared to each specific age level. The comprehensive program includes safety guidebooks designed by educators to stimulate the child's awareness and independent thinking about the everyday fire hazards he or she may encounter. Chief Stenzel said the program won't happen until October and will help children who may have a fear of fires.

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I’ll just make note in passing that across America, Democrat officials are letting real criminals out of jail because they might catch the virus there, and putting citizens who just want to work into jail where they might catch the virus because they didn’t do enough to keep from catching the virus. This is liberal logic in a nutshell, with the emphasis, as always, on “nut.”


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STATE NEWS for FRI 03JUL20


A toll road maintenance worker has died after being struck by an SUV in northern Indiana. State police say 61-year-old Ronald Smith was in front of his truck about 1:50 p.m. Thursday sweeping debris from the right shoulder of the toll road in St. Joseph County when the SUV sideswiped the truck and hit him. The SUV then rolled over in a ditch. Police say emergency lights on the truck were on and that state law requires vehicles to move into an adjacent lane or slow to at least 10 miles under the speed limit when approaching emergency vehicles on the side of the road with lights activated. Smith was from Edwardsburg, Michigan.

An elderly couple has been killed in a house fire in Van Buren Township. 76-year-old Richard Johnson and 77-year-old Patricia Johnson were found dead in the garage of the home on Lilac Lane in the Belle Harbor Estates subdivision around 2AM on Thursday morning. The home was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived at the scene -- they were eventually able to contain and extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge has announced that nine Michigan residents have been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and suboxone between November 2018 and June 2020. The alleged conspiracy involved current and former inmates of the Michigan Department of Corrections procuring controlled substances from Mexico and distributing them in Alger, Luce, Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa, and Van Buren Counties. The charges carry varying maximum penalties, including up to life in prison for some of the defendants.

Officials at the Kalamazoo Speedway have canceled this weekend's season over Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Coronavirus restrictions. The information was posted on the organization's Facebook page yesterday by Kalamazoo Speedway managers. The decision was made after officials were told that allowing spectators at the track, even at a reduced capacity of a few hundred people, would be a violation of the governor's recent order about sporting events. A message posted on the Kalamazoo Speedway web site said the cancellation was due to Executive Order 133 which prohibits all live audiences.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office says a teen driver and their passenger are recovering after being involved in a roll over accident. The 16-year-old driver lost control of a Ford F-150 around 9PM last night on Forestville Road near the Forestville Trailhead. The truck rolled into the woods. Officials say the driver was wearing a seat belt, but the passenger was not belted.  Both sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to UP Health System Marquette for treatment.

The Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids will be donating one-million-dollars in COVID-19 tuition assistance to Catholic school families. The announcement was made on Thursday by Bishop David Walkowiak in a video news conference. The funding comes from the rainy-day fund of the diocese. Walkowiak says he was hearing from parents that they wanted their children to return to school, but they didn't know if they could afford the cost. The money will be distributed by a first-come, first-served basis. Families can apply online -- the first application deadline is July 13th. More applications will be accepted every two weeks.

Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced charges against a Montcalm County woman who allegedly embezzled money from an elderly woman under her care. 56- year-old Teri Marie Miller of Edmore, is accused of embezzling from a 90-year-old woman. The victim lived with her daughter and son-in-law, but after her daughter passed away in October 2018, the victim’s son-in-law hired his sister, Teri Miller, to care for the victim. Miller was released from jail on a 70-thousand-dollar personal recognizance bond.

Kalamazoo Township Police are investigating a report of a noose found at the Kalamazoo Central High School football field. The rope was discovered hanging from the press box on Thursday afternoon. A picture of the scene was posted on Twitter and Facebook. When officers arrived the rope had been moved and was no longer in the shape of a noose. Police are asking for patience while they investigate. Anyone with information should call Kalamazoo Township police.

Today's planned fireworks display in Frankenmuth has been canceled. City leaders say the decision was made on Thursday evening after discussing the event with the Michigan Attorney General's Office. The fireworks were set to launch from Frankenmuth’s Heritage Park, but those plans were canceled after officials receiving additional information from the Attorney General’s office. Many other communities, including Saginaw, Bay City and Midland, have already canceled their events amid the ongoing pandemic.

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STATE NEWS for THU 02JUL20


Upper Peninsula State Representative Beau LaFave is criticizing Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of State Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for causing the cancellation of the U.P. State Fair. The annual tradition which is held in Escanaba every August was canceled on Tuesday. LaFave says LARA threatened to revoke Escanaba-based Skerbeck Carnival’s license if it decided to go forward with the fair. He says the region is designated as Phase 5 and Delta County has reported only twenty COVID-19 cases and three deaths since the pandemic began.

Watch for price gouging. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says since early March, her office has received around 44-hundred complaints. Most complaints are related to grocery items, face masks, and sanitizers. She says while the rate of complaints appears to be decreasing, the total number of complaints received is substantially higher than last year.

An Ingham County Judge has ordered Enbridge to keep a portion of Pipeline 5 closed pending a federal investigation into recent damage to its supports. Judge James Jamo agreed with State Attorney General Dana Nessel's request to shut the east portion of the pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac until they know what happened and the extent of the damage and until all repairs are completed. Enbridge had argued that the state could not override the federal oversight of the pipeline. Enbridge will be allowed to restart the west portion of the pipeline for testing. (Photo: Enbridge Line 5)

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the drowning of a 6-year-old girl. It happened at Millennium Park on Wednesday evening around 6:30PM . Authorities say first responders attempted to revive the girl but were not able to do so. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The child's name has not been released pending the notification of family members.

A 10-hour standoff with a gunman in Ottawa County has ended peacefully. The incident began when a 50-year-old suspect sent rambling emails to Crockery Township officials and then showed up at the township hall. The man was followed by deputies to his home on Walnut Drive between 96th and 104th avenues. Officials say he produced a gun which led to a 10.5-hour standoff with officers. He surrendered around 8:30 p.m. last night and faces assault and weapons charges.

Three people have been officially charged in the death of a 15-year-old boy at a Kalamazoo youth home. Michael Mosley of Battle Creek and Heather McLogan of Kalamazoo turned themselves in Wednesday. Authorities say Mosley restrained Fredericks in a “grossly negligent manner.” McLogan is accused of failing to seek medical care for the boy in a timely manner. A third suspect, Zachary Solis, was arraigned on Tuesday. A state investigation found up to seven staff members at Lakeside Academy held the teen down for about 12 minutes after he threw food in the cafeteria.

Genesee County prosecutors have charged two people in the death of a 68-year-old Flint woman as part of an elder abuse case. 58-year-old Lori Rosebush and 56-yearold Robert Stilwill were arraigned on June 19th on single counts of first-degree murder and first-degree vulnerable adult abuse. 68-year-old Bonnie Fisher was found inside her home on June 12th. Officials say she was cognitively impaired, weighed only 69 pounds and had not seen a doctor in four years.

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STATE NEWS for WED 01JUL20

The first of three people facing charges in the death of a 15-year-old boy at Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo was arraigned on Tuesday. Zachary Solis was charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of second-degree child abuse in the death of Cornelius Fredericks. Prosecutors say staff members held Fredericks down for about 12 minutes after he threw food in the cafeteria on April 29th.  He died at the hospital on May 1st. An attorney for Solis said the death was accidental and his client was following the rules. A judge granted bond and Solis will be back in court next month. (Home Photo: Frederick)

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an Executive Order to rename the state-owned Lewis Cass Building in downtown Lansing to the “Elliott-Larsen Building,” honoring the legislators who sponsored Michigan’s landmark civil rights act. The legislation was introduced by Republican State Rep. Melvin Larsen and Democratic State Rep. Daisy Elliott in 1976 and was signed into law by Governor William Milliken in January of 1977. This change marks the first time in Michigan history that a state building is named after an African-American woman.

Governor Whitmer has requested a disaster designation for Michigan counties impacted by severe weather, and is also asking the USDA to make other assistance available under the Federal Crop Insurance Program. Michigan experienced significant freezing temperatures in the spring after many warm days, which impacted many crops during their development. Even though damage assessments are still being calculated, early reports show varying degrees of damage to cherries, peaches, wine grapes, apples, blueberries and row crops.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday issued rules which ease restrictions on visits to nursing and other residential facilities. Two orders signed by MDHHS Director Robert Gordon are effective immediately. One order allows visits with residents who are in serious or critical condition or in hospice care. It also allows visits from family members or friends who assist with residents daily activities. The second order affects youth in juvenile detention facilities. It allows young residents to have off-campus visits with foster and birth parents or prospective adoptive parents.

The Lansing Police Department will announce new guidelines for traffic stops at 3:00 this afternoon. Mayor Schor, Chief Green and Councilman Jackson will discuss the new Lansing Police Department guidelines memorandum on patrol officer traffic stops. Chief Green will explain definition on primary and secondary traffic stops and the LPD’s elimination on secondary stops.

Nearly $800 million in grants will help several northern Michigan airports. Chippewa County International Airport, Pellston Regional, Cherry Capital Airport, and Alpena County Regional all received funding for infrastructure upgrades at the airports. The FAA says the funding is crucial for rural airports. The money was made available through the cares act and airport improvement program, and even more grants are expected to be available later this year.

The State is making it easier for people to find COVID-19 testing sites. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched a test finder website for people to find free, local testing. It can be found at Michigan.GOV/Coronavirus Test. People who feel more comfortable with the phone can also all the 2-1-1 system. The test finder can also help users schedule a testing appointment.

The HopCat restaurant in Kalamazoo is being temporarily closed after two employees visited an East Lansing bar linked to COVID-19 outbreak. In a Facebook post the restaurant said the two visited Harper’s Restaurant & Brew Pub which has been linked to over 100 COVID-19 cases. The post indicates HopCat will reopen when officials find it is safe to do so, with all their existing safety protocols in place.

Michigan is reporting 373 new cases of the coronavirus and 32 additional COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. Michigan now has 63,870 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 5,947 COVID-19 deaths. Meanwhile, Chippewa County Health Department is reporting seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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After more than 100 people contracted Coronavirus after visiting Harper's in East Lansing, another hotspot is emerging: Three people tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting Fifth Avenue Royal Oak. All of the infected people report being there on a very crowded night of June 19 and developing symptoms in the days afterward. Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter is urging all businesses, especially bars attracting large crowds, to follow the necessary steps to protect customers and staff. Experts say everyone who was at Fifth Avenue Royal Oak on the evening of June 19 should monitor for signs and symptoms.

A University of Michigan study found that one-third of Michigan parents may not send their children back to school over fears of Coronavirus. Still, the majority of parents surveyed said they will likely send all of their children to school in fall. Most also support certain safety measures, including decreasing the number of children on buses, daily temperature screens for students, alternating between in-person and online classes, regular testing of school staff, and requiring school staff and older children to wear masks.

Munson Healthcare will be moving into their Phase Two plan for recovering from the pandemic. Among other elements, Phase Two, which will take 12-18 months to complete, will help in coordinating resources and capital investments. It will also allow the hospitals to develop new models of care through technology like telemedicine, which they believe is critical to evolve the health care industry. Phase One has dealt with the immediate financial impacts of the virus.

New studies show that the number of babies born in the United States is expected to fall sharply due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. It shows that the country could see as many as 300,000 to 500,000 fewer births as early as next year. Researchers are now calling it a "COVID-19 baby bust." The Great Recession of 2008 and 1918 flu pandemic help predict what rates may look like after the Coronavirus. In both cases, birth rates declined and remained at lower levels. Experts say the pandemic is a threat to birth rates due to parents worried about both health concerns and economic security.

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STATE NEWS for TUE 30JUN20

Governor Whitmer is seeking assistance for several West Michigan counties following flood damage last month. A letter to the Small Business Administration requests an Administrative Declaration for Muskegon, Kent, Newaygo, Oceana and Ottawa counties. The declaration would make available long-term, low-interest loans to business owners, renters and homeowners. No word on when the S-B-A will decide on such a declaration.

Governor Whitmer and Republican leaders in the State Legislature are announcing a balanced budget for Michigan. The governor, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield say the bipartisan budget agreement includes some cuts but allocates federal CARES Act funding to local governments and schools to address the costs of COVID-19. The leaders call on Congress to continue federal funding for essential services during the pandemic. The State of Michigan has received just over three-billion dollars in CARES Act funding.

School districts across Michigan are approving budget cuts to offset financial losses associated with the Coronavirus pandemic. The Portage School District, near Kalamazoo, cut about 100 jobs and eliminated funding for middle school sports. Kalamazoo school leaders cut teachers and other staff while pay cuts are in the future for other personnel. School budgets can be adjusted throughout the year as administrators learn more about state funding.

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division will take part in Operation Dry Water, an effort to deter boating while under the influence. Ahead of the July 4th holiday, deputies will be on heightened alert looking for those violating boating under the influence laws. Law enforcement agencies will be focused on educating boaters about safe boating practices, which includes keeping intoxicated operators off the wheel and the use of life jackets. Alcohol use is the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents.

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STATE NEWS for MON 29JUN20

Three Grand Rapids restaurants have closed after employees tested positive for COVID-19. The B.O.B., Butcher’s Union and O’Toole’s all announced Saturday that they would be closing temporarily. The B.O.B. (Big Old Building) announced its closure on Facebook following an employee testing positive the Coronavirus. The worker may have contracted COVID-19 as early as June 11th or 12th. The Butcher’s Union says an employee who had not been at work since June 19th had tested positive. O’Toole’s announced an employee who had not worked since June 23rd had also tested positive.

Muskegon Township Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting early Sunday morning. The man was in the area of Quail Court around 4 a.m. and got into an altercation with the suspect. He was shot in his midsection and was taken to the hospital. The cause of the fight remains unclear. A suspect has been arrested, and police say there is no danger to the public. Authorities say there was another shooting in the same are on Saturday, although the two shootings are not related, both are currently under investigation.

The Flint Police Department says two people are in custody following a hit-and-run crash on Sunday morning. Police say a truck hit a man on a bicycle near Longway Boulevard and Chavez Drive. The bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The vehicle flipped on its roof and the driver tried to run from the scene on foot. Officers were able to locate the driver near the scene and he was arrested. The truck passenger was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

The Motown Museum in Detroit will officially reopen its doors in a little over two weeks with some changes to keep the public safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. All guests will get touch-less temperature checks on arrival. Masks will be required (available onsite if needed) and hand sanitizing stations will be positioned throughout the museum. The tour groups will be decreased in size, only allowing 10 people at a time instead of the usual thirty (30). Officials encourage customers to get their tickets online.

Michigan drivers who renew or buy car insurance will have some new choices starting Thursday. They can either continue with unlimited medical coverage, lower the coverage, or choose be to opt out entirely. On average statewide PIP rates will drop 15.5% for those who maintain unlimited coverage because an annual $220 fee assessed on every vehicle to cover catastrophic claims is dropping to $100. Motorists can avoid the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association fee altogether which will save them an additional $100 a year simply by forgoing unlimited coverage and picking $500-thousand of coverage or $250-thousand.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Independence Day celebration attended by President Donald Trump, held at Mount Rushmore, the memorial's first Independence Day Fireworks since 2009. President Donald Trump will be in attendance. Event only held subject to appropriate weather, security, and wildland fire conditions, and in accordance with President Trump's 'Opening Up America Again' guidelines. Several groups - led by Native Americans - are expected to protest at the event, as they view the monument as a desecration of land stolen from them

'Hamilton', filmed version of the original 11-time Tony Award-winning Broadway stage musical premieres on Disney+ worldwide. Combining live theater, film, and streaming, the resulting film is described as 'a cinematic stage performance', and was filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June 2016, starring the original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr; Christopher Jackson as George Washington.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in
Official weigh-in ceremony ahead of tomorrow's Nathan's Annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, when contestants will attempt to eat as many hot dogs and buns as they can in 10 minutes. This year's contest is held at a private location on Coney Island with no crowd in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Senate on recess from July 2nd - July 20th

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