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This is your Daily Detroit for August 20, 2018. Your Detroit news:

– Detroiter Garlin Gilchrist the second has been picked to be the running mate for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer. Sven and Jer discuss.

– There has been some confusion around the funeral arrangements for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who died last week at the age of 76. So here’s what you need to know.

– One of the last remaining members of the Motown studio band known as the Funk Brothers has died. The Freep reports that guitarist Eddie Willis died Monday morning at his home in Mississippi following complications from a childhood bout with polio. He was 82. Link: https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2018/08/20/eddie-willis-dead-funk-brothers/1044428002/

– Dogs and Degas apparently do go together. The Detroit Institute of Arts is holding their first-ever animal adoption event.

– Brix Wine and Charcuterie Boutique will be closing its West Village location on the city’s east side at the end of the month… and Atomic Chicken is calling it quits.

– Certified results for the SMART bus millage are in and the final tally widened a bit to 39 votes, instead of 23 as initially thought.

–  The Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Presented by Bedrock is down to its four finalists:

  • Neighborhood Grocery
  • Paradise Natural Foods
  • Slyde
  • Toma Detroit

They’re competing for a $50,000 prize from Comerica Bank and $200,000 worth of pro-bono services from Hatch Detroit and its partners. Representatives from each of the four startup business finalists joined us today in the studio to talk about their proposals alongside Vittoria Katanski, Hatch Detroit’s executive director. You can find out more and vote at http://www.hatchdetroit.com

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