This is your August 2, 2018 Daily Detroit News Byte.

Our feature interview today is with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer. We cover a variety of issues including health care, her plans around roads, medical marijuana, the Gordie Howe international bridge, what does being a progressive mean to her and why we should trust her to be governor.

As a note, in our podcast feed is interviews with the other two Democratic candidates for governor (here and here).

And your Detroit stories:

– Tech titan Cisco plans to buy Ann Arbor-based Duo Security for $2.35 billion dollars in cash and assumed equity awards for Duo.

– A Detroit police officer has been suspended after he was caught on video punching a naked woman at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

– The Michigan Catholic newspaper will cease publication after 146 years. In its place, the Archdiocese of Detroit will launch Detroit Catholic, a free digital news website, later in the fall.

– Police in Detroit arrested a man after he attacked two broadcast news trucks early Thursday, smashing the trucks’ windshield, hood, driver’s-side windows and side mirrors with a bat or baton.

– A multimillionaire towing kingpin will serve 21 months in federal prison after paying bribes to a Macomb County official.

– This weekend is the Belle Isle Art Fair. The two day event will take place next to the Scott Fountain on the south side of Belle Isle. The festival will feature more than 100 juried artists from a variety of artistic mediums.


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