LOCAL NEWS for FRI 14DEC18
case of Pertussis has been reported in Oscoda County. Residents of
Oscoda County are being cautioned by District Health Department Number Two
to be particularly vigilant this season about ensuring vaccinations are up
to date. According to the Oscoda County Herald there has been a case of
Pertussis recently contracted in the county. Health Department Medical
Director Mark Hamed said it is important for everyone to be vaccinated for
this sickness. Hamed said this is the first recorded case of the sickness
to be contracted within the fall or winter season. Earlier this year there
were two cases contracted during the summer. According to the health
department, Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a contagious
disease of the respiratory tract that can easily be spread from person to
person by coughing or sneezing. District Health Department Number Two
encourages anyone who is not vaccinated against Pertussis to seek the
vaccination. To make an appointment, call 1-800-504-2650 or attend
walk-ins when a nurse is available.
Township Officials approved their new budget. Following a public
hearing, the Oscoda Township Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to adopt the 2019
budget. According to the Oscoda Press the new budget anticipates total
spending of more than $11 million in the coming year. The budget shows
projected 2019 revenues at approximately $10.1 million dollars for all
funds combined and expenditures amounting to just over $11 million
dollars. There are several funds included within the budget, and it is the
township general fund which accounts for the majority of public services
provided to the community. The 2019 projected revenues for the general
fund are approximately $2.9 million dollars, with appropriations expected
to total just over $3.2 million dollars. The greatest source of revenue is
property taxes followed by state shared revenue.
North Central Michigan Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council is
accepting grant applications for the 2019 grant cycle. All nonprofit
agencies with a 501-C-3 IRS designation including schools, churches and
government agencies in Ogemaw, Oscoda and Crawford counties are invited to
apply for projects and programs benefiting area youth ages 18 and under.
Applicants may request up to $2,500 dollars for projects serving Ogemaw
County and $1,000 dollars for projects serving Oscoda and Crawford
Counties. Applications are available at NCMCF Dot Org and the application
deadline is Saturday, December 15th. For more information call the
Community Foundation Office at 877-354-6881.
Oscoda Boys Basketball team traveled to Mio AuSable, and won 35-33.
Leading the way for the Owls were Brayden Mallak with 14, Gabe Kellstrom
with 10, Jacob Post with 5, Owen Franklin with 4 and Colin Lueck with 2.
The Owls improve to 6-0 on the season, and 4-0 in the conference. Oscoda
will host Tawas on Tuesday.
Posen 62 Fairview 30
Leading the way for Fairview Aaron Eaves and Jesse Yoder with 10 points
each. Jared Sharpe had 21 for Posen
Hale 55 Hillman 50 OT
Roscommon 66 Gladwin 22
Sanford Meridian Early College 78 Houghton Lake 45
Peck 57 Kinde North Huron 40
Kingston 65 Mayville 42
Bay City All Saints 69 Akron Fairgrove 42
Dryden 44 Deckerville 27
Alpena 61 Gaylord 54
East Jordan 63 Cheboygan 47
Harbor Beach 36 Marlette 23
Onaway 40 Central Lake 26
East Jordan 50 Cheboygan 38
LOCAL NEWS for THU 13DEC18
in a Huron County Township recently discussed recreational marijuana.
Caseville Township have begun a discussion on recreational marijuana.
According to the Huron daily Tribune, last year township officials opted
out of granting licenses to any type of medical marijuana facility in the
township. After Michigan voters legalized recreational marijuana in
November, Township Supervisor Ben Willenberg said the Township will take a
cautious approach and is looking at sample opt out ordinance wording for
municipalities. Although a majority of Huron County voters turned down the
recreational marijuana proposal, voters in the city of Caseville approved
Iosco County Jail was recently inspected by the Michigan Department of
Corrections. After the inspection, the Jail was deemed 100 percent
compliant with Michigan Department of Corrections requirements. According
to the Iosco County News Herald, this is the second consecutive year the
Jail has been given a 100 percent compliance rating. In October two
inspectors completed a very detailed inspection of the Iosco County Jail
including food and medical services. Sheriff Allen MacGregor said an exit
conference was conducted by the two agents with Jail Administrator Captain
Scott Frank and himself and was informed that the Jail was once again 100
percent compliant with all M.D.O.C. requirements.
of writing tickets for minor violations, Roscommon County Sheriff's
deputies and Gerrish Township Police officers were handing out turkeys and
gift cards from local businesses. According to Up North Live, at least six
patrol cars were out on the holiday mission around the Village of
Roscommon and Higgins Lake Area on Wednesday. Officers were targeting
minor violations including tinted windows, slightly speeding and broken
headlights or tail lights. All the traffic stops started out the same with
the officer asking for the driver's license and registration. Once the
driver's information was cleared, the officer would call for back up,
which in this case was Undersheriff Ben Lowe with a patrol car full of
frozen birds and gift cards. Although officers were letting drivers off
the hook, they were still able to do their duty of keeping the roads safe.
This is the fourth year the Roscommon County Sheriff's Office put on the
"Turkeys Instead of Tickets" operation.
Ogemaw Heights 54 Grayling
Pellston 67 Johannesburg Lewiston 62
Reese 84 Harbor Beach 57
Sandusky 57 Bad Axe 39
Caro 47 Ubly 33
Fife Lake Forest Area 76 Onaway 65
LOCAL NEWS for WED 12DEC18
City officials have approved plans for the pavilion at Harbor Park.
The AuGres City Council approved the design and construction of the
farmer's market pavilion. According to the Arenac County Independent, the
pavilion is part of the Harbor Park renovation project. The structure will
be an open air, forty by sixty foot pavilion with a steel roof. City
Manager Dale Wiltse said he hopes to have the pavilion completed by
Memorial Day next year. Cost for the pavilion is estimated at $150,000
dollars with $95,000 coming from a grant the city received from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. The remaining $55,000 dollars will come from
the city and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
County has a new Housing Director. Jim Slasinski, a longtime Mio
resident, was unanimously chosen as the county's new Housing Director.
According to the Oscoda County Herald, Slasinski previously worked as the
Housing Director in 1995 and replaces Cy Wakely who retired from the
position last August. Slasinski will work with two boards, the housing
board for home owners and the Economic Development Board for businesses.
As Housing Director, Slasinski will help Oscoda County residents seek
funding for renovations to their homes as well as help county residents
looking to start a business.
projects across the Lower Peninsula will improve and grow quality
affordable housing options for low to moderate income Michiganders. In the
latest round of federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits awards, the
Michigan State Housing Development Authority will allocate just over $15
million dollars to fund major renovation and construction projects to
build or rehabilitate 977 apartment units. Among those receiving funding
is Maple Grove Apartments in Prudenville which will receive $152,539
dollars. Low Income Housing Tax Credits are administered by the Michigan
State Housing Development Authority through a competitive application
Oscoda played at home against AuGres and won 92-37. Oscoda’s top
scorers: Lauren Langley 19; Macy Kellstrom 17; Katelyn Etherton and Brooke
Nowiski 16 each and Mercedez Arocha 10. Oscoda JV won against Charlton
Heston Academy 42-22. Oscoda top scorers: Olivia Toppi 14 and Andrea
Alcona 49 Posen 37. Liz Henderson and Hailee Gordy had 18 points each for
Tawas 35 Bay City All Saints 25
Rogers City 43 Hale 29
Gaylord 68 Ogemaw Heights 38
Standish Sterling 50 Eseexville Garber
Cheboygan 41 Alpena 40
Bay City John Glenn 45 Gladwin 33
Saginaw Valley Lutheran 55 Pinconning 16
Grayling 51 Roscommon 46
East Jordan 44 Johannesburg Lewiston 24
Reese 70 Harbor Beach 31
Carsonville Port Sanilac 32 Kinde
North Huron 26
Deckerville 60 Akron Fairgrove 20
Caro 40 Ubly 34
Croswell Lexington 37 Laker 34
Sandusky 58 Bad Axe 30
Mio AuSable 72 Atlanta 28
Saginaw Valley Lutheran 67 Pinconning 46
Alpena 80 Cheboygan 45
Grayling 58 Roscommon 36
Cass City 53 Deckerville 51
LOCAL NEWS for TUE 11DEC18
of the city of West Branch will see changes to their water bills.
The West Branch City Council approved a plan to change the way residents
are billed for water and sewer rates. According to the Ogemaw County
Herald, City Manager Heather Grace said it was important to revamp the
city's billing methods and rates because of much needed maintenance and
upgrades to its water and sewer infrastructure. The water rate plan
adopted by the council will most completely fund the city's capital
improvement plan. Also under the new plan, the city will no longer bill
customers on a quarterly basis. Instead, customers will be billed monthly.
The new rates will go into effect on January 1st and West Branch residents
can contact City Hall for an estimate on what their new bill would be.
Harbor Beach Marina will see some major upgrades. The
Marina project was brought up at the recent Harbor Beach Council Meeting.
According to the Huron Daily Tribune, City Supervisor, Ron Wruble, told
the board several docks are in the process of being removed and new ones
should be in place by late April or early May. The city is waiting for
bids before choosing a supplier and the project is being funded by a grant
through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Renovations to the
Marina will include replacement of concrete walkways, approaches and
asphalt. The shower rooms and bathrooms will be renovated as well as the
Marina office. The city was awarded five DNR matching grants to complete
the work on the Harbor Beach Marina this year.
land parcels in Michigan will be available for sale by sealed bid auction
beginning today. The auction is part of the Michigan Department of Natural
Resources overall strategy to efficiently manage public lands while
maximizing outdoor recreation opportunities. Land parcels are located in
central and northern lower Michigan and include Alpena, Crawford, Ogemaw,
Oscoda and Roscommon counties. Information on the auction, including
minimum bid price and property descriptions can be found at
Michigan Dot Gov Slash Land For Sale. Sealed bids must be postmarked
by midnight January 9th and will be opened on January 23rd. Proceeds will
help the DNR provide future outdoor recreation opportunities. Learn more
on our DNR News page.
LOCAL NEWS for MON 10DEC18
United States Gypsum Foundation recently made a donation to Iosco County
Coats For Kids.
The $5,000 dollar
donation from the United States Gypsum Foundation was made at the
Alabaster Plant. According to the Iosco County News Herald, Plant Manager
Matt Craig said the outstanding work Coats for Kids does in the area made
them a perfect candidate for the Foundation's annual community grant. The
USG Foundation supports a wide range of organizations which promote
social, health and educational services. The 2017 grant recipient was the
Iosco County Historical Museum. In January the foundation will begin
accepting applications for the annual grant
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe announced the recipients of their semiannual
two percent distribution. The tribe will give away
$827,592 dollars to organizations in Arenac and Northern Bay Counties.
According to the Arenac County Independent, nearly $600,000 dollars went
to government agencies and nearly $250,000 dollars to educational
agencies. Among those receiving funds is Arenac County, The Cities of
Standish, AuGres and Omer, the Village of Twining along with Deep River
and Turner Townships. Also receiving funding are Standish Sterling
Central, AuGres-Sims and Pinconning Area schools. The Saginaw Chippewa
Indian Tribe appropriates two percent of it's class three gaming revenue
twice a year in lieu of paying property taxes.
STATE NEWS for FRI 14DEC18
There was a fire at a University of Michigan sorority house. Fire
officials say the flames broke out around 9 last night at the Chi (KI)
Omega sorority house . Crews were able to quickly put out the fire and no
one was injured. All residents have been allowed to return the building.
The cause remains under investigation but officials say it doesn't appear
to be suspicious.
FBI is looking for the culprit after buildings were evacuated in downtown
Detroit yesterday and in cities across the state and the country.
Officials believe the motive may have been extortion, although it's not
clear if any money was demanded.
Teachers in the Glen Lake Community Schools in northern Michigan have a
new contract. The new three year contract reportedly includes a one
percent pay hike and some bonuses. Negotiations went on for eleven months.
The Otsego woman who was hit by her own suv at an Indiana tollbooth has
died, according to co-workers. They say Lucy Ortiz, died from her
injuries. She had dropped her debit card at a tollbooth on I-90 in Indiana
last Saturday night. When she got out of her suv, the vehicle moved
forward, pinning her. An Indiana trooper and bystanders helped move the
suv and start CPR and she was airlifted to a Chicago hospital.
After a recount, the winners have been declared in the race for the Grand
Rapids Community College Board of Trustees. The winners are Kathy Crosby
and Sheryl Siegel. Kent County found out last month that a data entry
error had caused the wrong winner to be certified, which led to the
STATE NEWS for THU 13DEC18
State Police are investigating after someone found human remains in the
woods in southwest Michigan's Van Buren County Wednesday. The remains were
found along Crandall Parkway off County Road 365, which is north of I-94.
State Police say the skeletal remains appear to have been there for quite
A family in mid Michigan has been left homeless after their home was
destroyed by fire last night. The Harrison Fire Department says no one was
home at the time of the fire, but the family lost a lot of personal
belongings. 9 and 10 News reports the family of three is temporarily
staying with another family and does have insurance. No word on a cause of
Federal prosecutors are seeking nearly 11 years in prison for a man
convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman while they sat next to
each other on a flight to Detroit. The man is returning to Detroit federal
court later today. He's been in the U-S on a work visa and eventually will
be deported to India because of the conviction. He was accused of
molesting a woman with his hands while she slept on an overnight Las
Vegas-to-Detroit flight last January. He was in a middle seat while his
wife was sitting next to the aisle.
Ever fall for one of those free trial offers? It turns out a lot of
people to do to the tune of one Billion dollars over the past ten years.
The Better Business Bureau in western Michigan released a study that says
the average victim loses about 186-dollars to the scam. BBB spokesman for
western Michigan, Troy Baker, says the trial offer is much shorter than
you expect and if you don't immediately cancel it, you're stuck with a
subscription. He says they send you more product, bill your credit card
for hundreds of dollars when you thought it would only be a few dollars.
In the past three years, the BBB has taken almost 40-thousand complaints
about free trials.
Iron River Police Chief Laura Frizzo testified in her lawsuit against the
city over her termination. W-L-U-C reports Frizzo testified her firing
affected her ability to find a new job. She also says her mental health
was affected , causing her to start seeing a counselor. She claims in the
suit that she was fired because of gender discrimination, but the defense
claims it was because she was a problematic employee.
elderly man was killed in a crash in southwest Michigan's Berrien County
Wednesday. The Sheriff's Office says Jack Phillippi, of Galien, was killed
when his suv hit a a tree in Wee Saw Township. The cause of the crash is
STATE NEWS for WED 12DEC18
Michigan community is dealing with PFAS . Grayling in northern Michigan
has tested for the likely carcinogen. 9 and 10 News reports the state DEQ
identified the Grayling Army Airfield as having PFAS contamination. Some
445 area homes had no detectable PFAS in the water, while 17 homes tested
positive for dangerous levels of PFAS and 215 had PFAS within 70 parts per
trillion which is deemed safe by the E-PA. The DEQ will continue testing
in Grayling and work on a restoration strategy.
are allegations of sexual abuse in fundamental Baptist churches nationwide
and they include cases in northern Michigan. The Star-Telegram reports
more than 400 allegations against church officials across the country. A
former Christian school teacher in Otsego County , Aaron Willand, was
sentenced to prison for raping one of his former students, but has since
been released. More northern Michigan residents have said they were abused
by Baptist church officials.
Police are looking for the driver of a semi truck that hit and killed a
pedestrian as she crossed M-57 at M-91. The Greenville Public Safety
Department says the semi was headed west on M-57 Washington and turning
north onto M-91 when it hit a woman as she crossed the street. The semi
Just a week after a cease and desist order -- a Canton cemetery in
Metro Detroit now banned from new burials. This after the remains of more
than 300 infants and fetuses were improperly stored at Knollwood Memorial
Park Cemetery in Canton -- according to the Department of Licensing and
Regulatory Affairs. Some of those remains date back to 2009. Knollwood's
license has been suspended -- and they can no longer hold any new cemetery
and crematory services. Most of the more than 300 remains appeared to be
stored on behalf of Perry Funeral Home, which is under investigation.
former police chief of Iron River in the U-P claims she was wrongfully
terminated in 2016 because she's a woman. W-L-U-C reports a jury trial is
underway in the case of former chief Laura Frizzo. She's seeking
25-thousand dollars in damages. The defense claims Frizzo was fired by
City Manager David Thayer because she was a problematic employee.
Salvation Army in Marquette County is running behind their campaign goal.
It's reportedly about ten percent behind. They believe the cause could be
the loss of some days for bell ringers because of a few snow days. The
Salvation Army is asking people to donate and for volunteers to ring bells
at Red Kettle locations.
Proponents for a new tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac have scored
another victory. Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law creating a
three person authority that will oversee a tunnel for Line 5 in the
Straits of Mackinac. He says it's the safe way to handle Line 5, but it's
expected to be headed for the courts.
A house bill to make gathering ballot petitions harder has passed the
House Elections and Ethics Committee along party lines. That's despite
opposition from many people who testified, including a lawyer who called
the bill unconstitutional.
The house Elections and Ethics Committee, has reported a bill to the
full House to allow "selfies" at the voting booth. Under the bill, voters
would be allowed to take a picture of themselves with their completed
ballot. Michigan's prohibition on photographing ballots has been
challenged in court, where the case has since languished.
STATE NEWS for TUE 11DEC18
northern Michigan man is being held on 25-thousand dollars bond after
allegedly harboring two teenage girls from Cadillac over the weekend.
Christopher Wagenschutz (wag-en-shoots) has been charged with harboring a
runaway and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The 13 and
14-year-old girls were reported missing after they did not come home from
school. A conservation officer saw them Saturday in Kalkaska. Police are
still trying to find out why the girls were with him, where they were
headed, and why Wagenschutz had a gun with him.
Police officials in Osceola County want to nab a man who they say has
been claiming to be a police officer. The man reportedly has been
approaching people claiming to be a police officer conducting official
business, but he's not. County emergency management says he's 20 to 30
years old, six feet tall and has a heart tattoo on his left cheek. A
Taylor couple is appealing the dismissal of a federal lawsuit in the death
of their son at a Marine boot camp in South Carolina.
parents of Raheel Siddiqui claim he was assaulted, hazed and discriminated
against because of his Muslim faith. Siddiqui died in 2016 after falling
from a third-story building. The lawsuit accuses the Marine Corps of
negligence for not protecting the 20-year-old. The judge said the parent's
claims belong in a military court and dismissed the case despite strong
man accused of killing and raping a 15-year-old Kentwood girl has been
sentenced to prison for raping Mujey Dumbuya (moo-jay doom-boo-ya). Quinn
James will go to prison for 20 to 30 years for multiple sexual assaults of
the teen, who he claimed he thought was 18 or 19. The 43-year-old James is
also charged with the girl's murder. She was killed as she waited to
testify in the rape case.
The Three Wise Men will remain on top of an elementary school in west
Michigan. But, the Newaygo Public Schools board may alter the display on
top of the Newaygo Elementary School after the Michigan Association of
Civil Rights Activists say the display violates the separation of church
and state. At a special meeting Monday, the board decided to keep the
display and have the superintendent look at making any changes to the
display as she sees fit.
STATE NEWS for MON 10DEC18
Sheriff's deputies are riding school buses in an Upper Peninsula district
-- to try to catch drivers who violate bus-safety laws. The partnership
began after a driver said vehicles were passing her bus while she was
loading or unloading kids in the Marquette district. Marquette County
Sheriff Greg Zyburt says it's a three-point ticket and a fine of $200 to
$500 dollars. The school district says ignoring red lights on a bus can
create a "life-changing or life-ending situation."
Efforts to put a Detroit family back on their feet after a deadly fire.
Two-year-old Khamari Livingston did not survive injuries from the fire
that destroyed the family's home at the Detroit/Hamtamck border. Eight
people were in the home last Friday, including five young children
sleeping when the fire broke out. The mother had left for work earlier.
Kahmari's mother--who was at work at the time--had lost another child four
years ago who was struck by a drunk driver. A Go Fund Me Page has been set
up to help the family.
A Michigan woman was resuscitated after she was found pinned between and
Indiana toll booth and her SUV. Witnesses reportedly told Indiana State
Police that the 40-yearold woman from Otsego had stepped out of the SUV
Saturday night to get her debit card she dropped when the vehicle bolted
forward, pinning her against the toll booth . A trooper, a toll attendant
and a bystander held her up and moved the SUV to free her. The
defibrillator the trooper carries found no pulse so they began CPR until
medics arrived. They used the defibrillator and it revived her. She was
flown to a Chicago hospital with serious injuries.
remains of a dismembered body found in the basement of a Grand Rapids home
have now been identified as that of 31-year-old Ashley Young, of Oshtemo
Township. She had been missing in Kalamazoo County since November 29th.
Jared Chance has been charged with mutilation of a dead body and
concealing the death of an individual.
A hunter was found in the U-P over the weekend after he called 9-1-1
for help. WLUC reports 62-year-old Alan Mager, of Negaunee, called for
help after his UTV broke down in Marquette County's Champion Township.
Dispatch was able to get a GPS location on him and searchers were able to
find him and he was taken home by deputies. He was okay.
DECEMBER 14TH, 2018
COURT HEARING FOR CPD OFFICER FOR THE FATAL 2014 SHOOTING OF LAQUAN
Court hearing for Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, found guilty of
second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm
for the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. He faces
between four and 20 years in prison and is eligible for probation for the
second-degree murder conviction. The aggravated battery with a firearm
convictions carry a sentence of six to 30 years with no probation.
COURT HEARING FOR MAN CHARGED IN VIDEOTAPED 'STAND YOUR GROUND' SHOOTING
Pre-trial hearing for Michael Drejka, charged with manslaughter for
allegedly shooting an unarmed man outside a Florida convenience store.
Drejka allegedly shot and killed 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton in a store
parking lot, after a confrontation over a handicapped-accessible space.
McGlockton had parked in the space and entered the store with one of his
three children, while the remaining two and his girlfriend waited in the
car. Video recording shows McGlockton leaving the store and shoving Drejka
to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka pulls a handgun and shoots McGlockton
as he backs away, with McGlockton then running back into the store
clutching his chest.
TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR ISSUE HITS NEWSSTANDS -
2018 Person of the Year issue of TIME goes on sale.
FRENCH DAY OF PROTEST
CGT union holds a day of protest across France - called following 'gilet
jaunes' (yellow vests) rallies, staged over fuel costs, concerns raised by
ambulance drivers about social security reforms, and other issues. Recent
violence in Paris has been the worst recorded in decades.
DECEMBER 15, 2018
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
Volunteers place remembrance wreaths on headstones at Arlington National
Cemetery, on National Wreaths Across America Day.
THIRD BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR
As predicted by ShopperTrak.
ACA ENROLLMENT CLOSES
Open enrollment period closes for 2019 coverage from health insurance
MOON FOR SALE
A 6.4 pound piece of the moon is up for auction.
DECEMBER 16, 2018
67th ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION
Hosted by Steve Harvey from Bangkok.
DECEMBER 17, 2018
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS DECISION ON REP. BLUM - Committee on Ethics due
to announce its course of action on the matter regarding Republican Rep.
Rod Blum--alleged to have failed to disclose his position as CEO of an
internet company that helps companies bury any Food and Drug
Administration citations below positive online search results.
FORBES AMERICA'S WEALTHIEST CELEBRITIES LIST - Charting the earnings of
the world's wealthiest American celebs.
MERRIAM-WEBSTER WORDS OF THE YEAR 2018
Last year's Word of the Year was 'feminism'.
DECEMBER 18, 2018
SENTENCING FOR FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MICHAEL FLYNN IN DC
COURT HEARING FOR CONGRESSMAN CHARGED WITH INSIDER TRADING (10AM ET)
Republican Rep. Christopher Collins, charged with conspiracy, securities
fraud, wire fraud, and making false statements to the FBI.
FEDERAL RESERVE INTEREST RATE MEETING.
Federal Open Market Committee first day of two-day meeting, with interest
FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON THE NATIONAL DEBT (10AM ET)
Testimony from American Action Forum President Dr Douglas Holtz-Eakin;
Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Brian Riedl; Center on Budget and Policy
Priorities Senior Fellow Dr Jared Bernstein; and Heritage Foundation Roe
Institute for Economic Policy Studies Director Paul Winfree.
HOUSE HEARING TRACKING TRANSFORMATION: VA MISSION ACT IMPLEMENTATION'
House and Senate Veterans Affairs joint committee hearing.
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ON THE MIDDLE EAST (10AM ET)
SPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET LAUNCH
For the GPS III Mission.
USPS PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS MILITARY SERVICE MAIL CHRISTMAS DEADLINE
THE BORING COMPANY'S TEST TUNNEL IN CALIFORNIA OPENS - The research and
development of the company's tunneling and public transportation systems,
founded by Elon Musk.
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM LAUNCHES ANNUAL GLOBAL GENDER GAP REPORT
KEITH RICHARDS 75TH BIRTHDAY
DECEMBER 19, 2018
INTEREST RATE DECISION, FOLLOWED BY FED CHAIRMAN POWELL BRIEFING (2:30PM
Federal Open Market Committee decision on interest rates at conclusion of
two-day meeting, followed by quarterly press briefing with outgoing
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell
U.S. CENSUS BUREAU RELEASES LATEST SET OF POPULATION ESTIMATES
SENATE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON U.S. AND EU COMPETITION LAW
Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee hearing on
'A Comparative Look at Competition Law Approaches to Monopoly and Abuse of
Dominance in the US and EU', witnesses include: George Washington
University Law School Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy
William Kovacic; International Center for Law and Economics President and
founder Geoffrey Manne; and others.
ASYLUM BAN COURT HEARING (12:30PM ET)
California court hears motion hearing in 'East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v.
Trump,' a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's new asylum ban
and seeking a temporary restraining order to block the policy.
EXISTING HOME SALES, NOVEMBER (10AM ET)
National Association of Realtors.
DECEMBER 20, 2018
HARVEY WEINSTEIN IN NY COURT
Court hearing for former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on charges including
first-degree rape and third degree rape. It’s the first criminal case
THREE ASTRONAUTS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO EARTH FROM ISS (12:03 AM ET)
NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor returns after six months on board
the International Space Station
DAY FOR CHRISTMAS MAIL
U.S. Postal Service recommends sending First Class Mail for Christmas
delivery no later than Thursday.
U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ON THE MIDDLE EAST AND SYRIA (10AM ET)
DECEMBER 21, 2018
GOVERNMENT FUNDING DEADLINE
Funding for parts of the federal government due to expire.
GDP DATA FOR THIRD QUARTER OF 2018
Released by the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO 8 MISSION
QUADRUPLE WITCHING DAY
The final hour of stock market trading when stock index futures, stock
index options, stock options, and single-stock futures expire. Also known
as Triple Witching Day / Hour.
Shortest day of the year and first day of winter.
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