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Thursday, March 23, 2017

When the apocalypse happens everyone will move to Michigan, according to Popular Science

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:44 PM

OK, so this may not actually happen because of an apocalypse, but the warning signs of climate change sure as hell sound apocalyptic. Popular Science, a longtime publication dedicated to everything scientific, produced a video illustrating where the most desirable place to live in the year 2100. Turns out,...

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Wayne County has nation's No. 2 largest population decline, according to new census data

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:24 AM

The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2016 population estimates today. According to the report, Wayne County had the second-highest population loss in the county, with a loss of 7,696. (Illinois' Cook County, home of Chicago, had a loss of 21,324.) It wasn't all doom and gloom in Michigan, however. Washtenaw County grew by 3,862...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Under Michigan's college funding model, Wayne State students wind up paying more

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Giovanni Calandrino can be heard furiously typing at his desk as he takes my call on a Friday afternoon and asks me to hold for a moment so he can wrap up what he’s doing and step away. The 27-year-old is a busy guy, and I’m lucky to get...

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Flint man pleads guilty for returning $10,000 worth of non-returnables

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:31 AM

On Monday a 70-year-old Flint man pled guilty to returning more than $10,000 worth of non-returnable bottles and cans acquired out of state, according to the office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The scheme — which is basically lifted from an episode of Seinfeld — lasted from 2012 to 2015. The...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Head of Detroit Land Bank stepping down

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 1:26 PM

Detroit Land Bank Authority Executive Director Carrie Lewand-Monroe is stepping down from the role to work in the private sector. A news release from the Land Bank says Lewand-Monroe is leaving for a private development and consulting role for Invest Detroit, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and the Detroit Land Bank...

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Detroit police argue unlicensed dogs are contraband

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:43 AM

The city of Detroit has filed a motion to dismiss a case filed on behalf of plaintiffs who argue their Fourth Amendment rights were violated when their dogs were killed during a drug raid because the dogs were not licensed. Officers shot the dogs — two pit bulls and a Rottweiler —...

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Tim Allen compared Hollywood to 1930s Germany and the Anne Frank Center is pissed

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:38 AM

Oh, Tim Allen. Maybe you should stick to Pure Michigan ads and selling massive amounts of coke instead of making "jokes" about politics? The actor/comedian appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and talked about his experience attending Donald Trump's inauguration. Allen, who is conservative, said "you've got to be real...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Gov. Snyder's number two receives public health honor for work in preventing lead exposure

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 1:13 PM

The National Lieutenant Governors Association has awarded Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley for his leadership in public health. Yes, Calley, a member of the administration responsible for a massive public health crisis in Flint. Governor Rick Snyder's right-hand man received the nifty bowl pictured above during the association's Federal-State Relations...

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Police: DNA links man charged with shooting 2 Detroit officers to WSU Sgt. Rose's death

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Police say DNA evidence links the man charged with shooting and wounding two Detroit officers Wednesday night to the killing of Wayne State Police Sgt. Collin Rose. Detroit Police Chief James Craig said in a Friday news conference that Raymond Durham, 60, has become the prime suspect in the Nov. 22 killing. Police had...

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Good news, black Detroit single moms: The GOP finally cares about you

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM

There were some legitimate grounds for amusement at last month's press conference, where President Trump squared off against the press corps. Asked about how he'd try to fix inner cities, Trump, in his usual halting manner, began several sentences in which he offered empathy for those who live in...

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