LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — As always, we took a look at the top trending stories on our website during 6 News This Morning.
Driving for Memorial Day? Here’s What to Expect at the Gas Pump
According to AAA, gas prices are likely to see another surge ahead of Memorial Day, as major COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
AAA said on Tuesday, the national average for gas prices hit a new high of $4.37 per gallon.
Leading up to Memorial Day weekend, Devin Gladden, a spokesperson for AAA said gas prices are likely to increase.
Gladden says there are a few reason for these price hikes including the European Union’s proposal to ban imports of Russian oil, along with demand rising near Memorial Day as more activities are open.
Oscar-nominated Actor James Cromwell Glues Himself to Starbucks Counter
Another day at Starbucks took a major turn for employees at New York City location.
Around 10 a.m. EST, the Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell superglued himself to a counter inside the Starbucks to protest the chain’s policy of charging extra for plant-based milk.
Cromwell then read a statement he prepared calling the upcharge harmful to the environment and discriminatory toward those who suffer from lactose-intolerance.
According to the National Institutes of Health, those who suffer from lactose-intolerance affects people of color at a larger percentage.
After finishing his statement, Cromwell and other activists began yelling, “Save the planet, save the cows. Stop the vegan upcharge now!”