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Thursday, October 30, 2014

ACLU: Legislature purposely blocked public from right-to-work debate

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:07 PM

When the Michigan Legislature expedited right-to-work (RTW) legislation during the lame-duck session in December of 2012, it purposely prevented the public from witnessing the debate and historic vote, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. The ACLU, which filed a motion late Wednesday in Michigan's Court of...

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And the most widely distributed Halloween candy in Michigan is...

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Bubble Tape? We were hoping we'd represent some of the good stuff like King Sized Snickers, or something more regional like Cherry Republic sours. At least we're not as anti-Halloween as New Mexico, the state that thinks pencils are an appropriate seasonal treat. What are you planning to give out to...

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Construction to begin on $7 million M-1 Rail technical center by end of year

Posted By on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Construction of a $7 million technical center for the 3.3-mile M-1 Rail streetcar line should begin by the end of this year in Detroit's New Center neighborhood, according to a press release issued this week. The facility, which will serve as a maintenance and storage center for the project's...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Longtime Detroiters: Are they obstacles or assets?

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 5:13 PM

It all goes back to a deeper point about our habit in Detroit of seeing neighboring institutions as obstacles instead of assets. As competitors instead of contributors. As adversaries instead of partners.

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Shade 45 host 'Rude Jude' to make a Michigan in-store appearance

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:57 PM

The Pontiac native will return to Michigan for a book-signing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. at West Bloomfield's Barnes & Noble, located at 6800 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield Township.

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'Batman v Superman' stars hang out with Michigan's Organization for Bat Conservation

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, and Amy Adams apparently took a break from filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in Detroit to hang out with Rob Mies of the Bloomfield Hills-based Organization for Bat Conservation, filming a PSA for National Save the Bats Week. In the video, the stars learn...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MT readers: Let's see those Halloween costumes!

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Halloween is almost here, so you'd better have your costume ready. What are you being this year? Send your photos to halloween@metrotimes.com, with your name and city of residence, for a chance to be featured on MT. Below, check out MT readers Ryan and Kelly of Dearborn, who went as...

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Side Dish: What's poppin' this week in dining and drinking

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

What's on in food and drink this week.

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News Hits: Individuals from Big 3, auto dealers contribute $275,000 to Snyder campaign

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 3:34 PM

We’re not exactly auto buffs at News Hits HQ — but the backlash against the so-called Anti-Tesla bill in Michigan last week caught our attention. The brouhaha started when Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that effectively banned Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars in Michigan through...

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News Hits: There are other candidates running for office besides Democrats and Republicans

Posted By on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Only a fraction of those who can vote actually turn out to the polls on Election Day; those who do likely don’t even realize there are more candidates on the ballot besides the Republican and Democratic candidates until they arrive at their voting precinct. Whatever the reason may be...

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