News@noon: Building a wall and a bridge; trading Miggy

The Detroit News

Today is Thursday, November 10, 2016, and we're two days past Election Day. And in this new reality, regional transit is not a priority.

The Regional Transit Authority officials will examine why a $4.6 billion millage to bolster the region’s mass transportation failed Tuesday at the hands of voters who narrowly rejected the tax increase. Some transit advocates say it wasn’t popular among supporters favoring Republican Donald Trump, who had a strong showing in Macomb County, where the millage found its strongest opposition with six in every 10 voters against it. Others say it had more to do with a long ballot before voters and not enough exposure.

President-elect Trump. If you voted for him, you're thrilled. If you opposed him all along, you might be one of the folks out protesting across the country and in Detroit too.

Demonstrators listen to speakers at a rally Wednesday, Nov. 9, in downtown Seattle to protest the election of Donald Trump as president.

Get caught up on election results and the aftermath, both locally and nationally, on our elections page and politics page.

Here's what else we are following today:

An olive branch

'Build the Wall'

Build the bridge

  • The Gordie Howe International Bridge is one step closer to spanning two cities that idolized its namesake Red Wings icon. Michigan and Canadian officials on Thursday announced their request for bids from teams looking to work on the project, a six-lane, 1½-mile long bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor, Ontario.

Hunters at the ready

Thanksgiving with the Lions

Motown legend Aretha Franklin will perform the national anthem for the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day game.

  • The Detroit Lions have announced Motown legend Aretha Franklin will sing the national anthem for the team's Thanksgiving game against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 24 and multi-platinum pop star Andy Grammer will provide the halftime entertainment.

Goodbye Miggy?

Little People in the Hall

The three inductees into the hall's class of 2016, from left, Fisher-Price Little People, Dungeons & Dragons and the swing, are on display.

  • After seven times as finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame, Little People - the tiny tenants of Fisher-Price’s house, barn and school bus - have been enshrined.  They were joined by the swing and Dungeons & Dragons in the hall’s class of 2016.

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