October 23, 2018

Here are some stories we're reading: Blizzard blasts the Midwest, Metallica announces plans to bring music festival to Detroit, ongoing 'fiscal cliff' talks, and more


Yesterday, we launched a new feature that you will find each day on our websites: stories that we are reading. Monday through Friday, one of our editorial staff members will be linking to state, national and world stories that they are reading that you might be interested in. Watch for it every day.

Here is what we've been reading today:

-As you’ve probably noticed outside, the upper Midwest is currently getting covered with snow from a blizzard. CNN reports that from Nebraska to southern Wisconsin, tens of thousands of people are without power and the storms are being blamed for a 30-car pileup Wednesday on an Iowa interstate.

-With Mayan Apocalypse theories running rampant and the recent Sandy Hook tragedy, NBC News reports that more than 30 Michigan schools have closed for the holidays two days earlier than planned, as a safety measure against rumored acts of violence in state school districts.

-Michigan rockers can rejoice after the Detroit Free Press reported that Metallica announced today that the second edition of the band’s Orion Music Festival will be held in Detroit June 8-9.

-Finally, Time Magazine is reporting that the U.S House will reconvene Dec. 27 following the Christmas holiday to vote on a “Plan B” bill aimed at ending the ongoing “fiscal cliff” talks.


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