Stateside: Oakland Co. mask mandate; novel explores Black Bottom’s legacy; fall color forecast

Oct 5, 2020

Today on Stateside, the state Supreme Court says Governor Gretchen Whitmer can’t extend her emergency declaration indefinitely amid the spread of COVID. That leaves local leaders in charge of putting plans in action. Also, we’ll check in with a teacher about returning to in-person instruction with her middle school students.

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County officials take control of COVID-19 plans after Supreme Court hobbles Whitmer’s power

  • Dave Coulter is an Oakland County Executive.

In new novel, Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood is brought to life by the people who called it home

  • Alice Randall is a writer in residence at Vanderbilt University.

Metro-Detroit teacher talks about returning to the classroom this week for in-person, hybrid instruction

  • Lauren Roberts teaches middle school science, STEM classes, and seventh grade literature in Metro Detroit.

Cool mornings and calm winds bring “magical” fall colors to Michigan

  • Mark Torregrossa is MLive’s chief meteorologist.
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