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New Redistricting Maps: What You Need to Know

The redistricting process got underway in 2018 when voters wanted to take the politics out of drawing maps.

Recently, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission released its first drafts of the new legislative and congressional districts. Starting this week, the public gets to voice their opinions on the new maps. One Detroit’s Christy McDonald talked with MLive political reporter, Lauren Gibbons, who has extensively covered the complicated process, and broke down the 7 things we need to know.

PFAS in the House

This week, the Biden administration announced a new strategy to combat PFAS pollution. The EPA plans to enact a national drinking water standard and accelerated PFAS cleanup. PFAS are a large group of man-made chemicals that don’t break down and can build up in our bodies.

One Detroit and Great Lakes Now teamed up with Type Investigations and journalist Tom Perkins for a story on PFAS exposure. While writing about PFAS for The Guardian and The Huffington Post, Tom learned a lot about what PFAS has been used for and got personally concerned looking at things in his house.

Farmacy Food

In addition to learning and performing arts, The Marygrove Conservancy is also home to Farmacy Food. Will Glover talked to Chef Phil Jones after he was honored as the Detroit Free Press and Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Chef of the Year. They talked about how he joined up with other local chefs to form “Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen for Good,” which has been cooking and distributing thousands of meals to Detroiters throughout the pandemic.

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