Morning Buzz- 5 things to know for June 8

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  1. Hillary Clinton is celebrating as she further solidifies her position as the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party.

The Associated Press reported that Clinton won numerous states in Tuesday’s primaries including the California.

GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump is also celebrating primary wins in each of the states that went to the polls.

 

2. A new report says America’s millionaires control more than half of the nation's wealth.

The report on global wealth comes from "Boston Consulting Group," saying about 66 percent of U.S. wealth in 2015 was held by households worth one million dollars or more.

That's a much bigger concentration of wealth than in any other part of the world.

In Western Europe, millionaires control about 31 percent and in Asia it's about 44 percent.

The consulting group expects America’s millionaires will control 71 percent of the country's wealth by 2020.

 

3. Medical marijuana reforms that advocates say will finally regulate the industry and ensure patients are getting safe medicine, could be happening in Michigan as soon as this week.

Lawmakers in the house passed these reforms last fall, but seven months later they're still waiting on the senate’s approval.

These reforms would add regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries and create a database to track every marijuana plant grown and sold for medicinal use.

The senate is expected to vote by the end of the week.

 

4. If you`re looking for ways to give back to your community and have some summer fun, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is kicking off its BBQ & Beautify series tonight.

It's at Garfield Park and runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The staff will bring tools for the clean-up and the BBQ will follow along with a few yard games.

For a full listing of parks and more information on the series, click here.

 

5. The first show for the Summer Concert Series kicks off Wednesday.

The Monkees will be hitting the stage at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

If you'd like to attend the show, tickets are still available. They cost $55 dollars for members and $57 for non-members.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The summer concert series runs through September 7.

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