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Stateside: Rep. Meijer on Afghanistan; tattoos for fat bodies; St. Clair restaurateur on COVID surge

Apr 15, 2021

President Joe Biden has announced a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11. Army veteran and Congressman Peter Meijer tweeted this week that he was glad Biden had made the announcement. “It’s definitely a bittersweet moment, but better than prolonging the inevitable,” he said.
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Today on Stateside, Congressman Peter Meijer, an Army veteran, reacts to news that President Joe Biden plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11. Meijer talks about the prospect of ending the so-called “forever war.” Also, a restaurant owner in Port Huron discusses how soaring case rates in Michigan’s Thumb region have affected his business. Plus, an Ann Arbor-based tattoo artist on making the tattoo world more inclusive.

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Congressman Peter Meijer on the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

  • U.S. Representative Peter Meijer is a Republican serving Michigan’s 3rd congressional district.

Ann Arbor artist Carrie Metz-Caporusso's "roll flower" tattoos celebrate the beauty of fat bodies

  • Carrie Metz-Caporusso is a tattoo artist based in Ann Arbor.

Port Huron restaurateur makes a hard, yet familiar decision amid increases in COVID cases

  • Sadaat Hossain is the owner of Raven Café in downtown Port Huron.

Two top Michigan administrators travel in violation of state guidance

  • Chad Livengood is a senior editor for Crain’s Detroit Business.