Corrections & Clarifications 2021
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The following corrections and clarifications have been published in 2021:
News: Detroit's deputy finance chief Tanya Stoudemire wrote in a memo to council that proposed charter revisions would increase city spending by well over $800 million annually. The amount was incorrect in a Saturday, Feb. 27 story.
News: Marjorie Sorge, 2021 inductee to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, was a former Detroit News reporter. She had been omitted from a reference to former News journalists among the inductees in a Friday, Feb. 20 story.
Dining: The founder of Portillo’s restaurants is Dick Portillo. His first name was incorrect in a Thursday, Feb. 18 story.
News: Karen McDonald defeated Jessica Cooper in the Oakland County prosecutor's race in the August 2020 primary. A story Tuesday, Feb. 16 cited the wrong election.
News: MDOT will fund $700 million of the $2 billion needed for the road plan from their own budget over the next four years. The wrong proportion of funds was reported in a Friday, Feb. 12 story.
News: Michigan Medicine is receiving about 4,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine each week. Because of incorrect information supplied to The Detroit News, the number was incorrect in a Thursday, Feb. 11 story.
News: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources annually stocks salmon. A Friday, Feb. 5 story on commercial fishers misstated this information.
Eats & Drinks: SugarBuzz vegan bakery's name was misspelled in a Thursday, Feb. 11 story on Paczki Day offerings in the area.
News: The suspect in a Flint shooting at a traffic light was misidentified in a Thursday, Feb. 4 story.
News: A word was incorrect in a quotation by Macomb Community College professor Chris Gilliard in a Saturday, Feb. 6 story about privacy advocates who are concerned about police using doorbell cameras.
News: A suspect in a fatal Flint shooting was misidentified in a Thursday, Feb. 4 story.
News: Virgil K. Smith is the son of and an adviser to retired Judge Virgil C. Smith. The younger Smith's name was incorrect in a Monday, Feb. 2 story about Virgil C. Smith's plans to run for Detroit City Council.
News: Detroit City Council approved spending $200,000 to defend against lawsuits, including a federal complaint filed against the city by Detroit Will Breathe. The city's response to the complaint and the purpose of the spending were incorrect in a Tuesday, Jan. 26 story.
News: The last name of Martha MacFarlane-Faes, deputy state historic preservation officer, was misspelled in a Monday, January 26 story about the state's 2020 additions to the National Register of Historic Places.
Personal finance: The Associated Press – in an article supplied by the personal finance website NerdWallet – erroneously reported some requirements for direct contributions to a Roth IRA in a story published January 4, 2021. The ability to contribute ends at modified adjusted gross income of $140,000 for singles and $208,000 for married filing jointly, rather than starts to phase out at those amounts.
News: Gina Escurel is a teacher at Thurston High School in the South Redford School District. The name of the high school was incorrect in a Monday, January 11 story.
Life + Home: A MI Dream Home in Orchard Lake Village is listed with KW Domain Luxury Realty. The listing agent was incorrect in a story published Friday, Jan. 1.
Entertainment: A new Eminem song and music video was incorrectly called "Fighter." The correct name of the song is "Higher." The story was published Friday, Jan. 22.
Autos: A recall affecting airbags in Ford Edge vehicles from the 2006-2012 model years. The model years was incorrectly published in a story published Thursday, Jan, 21.