Monday, September 24, 2018

Detroit police officer suspended after racist Snapchat

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 10:38 AM

The Detroit Police Department confirmed the suspension of a rookie officer Monday morning after publishing a racist caption on Snapchat over the weekend.  Just two months out of the Police Academy, Sean Botswick of the 12th Precinct took to Snapchat to post a smug uniformed selfie with the caption: "Another...

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Detroit exhibit highlights family's turmoil after mother's deportation

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 4:54 PM

In a series of family photos taken over the past year, the Fleury sisters are seen celebrating childhood's special moments. The three girls squeeze together in floral dresses at eldest Ella's middle school graduation in June, their father's arms wrapped around them. Early this month, they posed on the...

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Michigan medical marijuana licenses go digital

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 3:38 PM

Michigan medical marijuana patients rejoice. As of Oct. 8, individuals will be able to register for a medical marijuana license or renew their existing one online. The news comes from LARA, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. David Harns, Public Information Officer for LARA, believes that allowing people...

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Sabato's Crystal Ball predicts Michigan will go 'Likely Democratic' in 2018 gov. race

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Of course, it's not over until it's over, but those of us fearful of a Bill Schuette governorship should take comfort that things are looking pretty good for Michigan Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer. Election forecaster Sabato's Crystal Ball has shifted its prediction for Michigan’s gubernatorial race from "Toss-Up" to...

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kwame Kilpatrick highlighted in second season of 'Crimetown' podcast

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:46 PM

The well-known podcast for covering crime and corruption, "Crimetown," is putting an emphasis on Detroit - and much of Kwame Kilpatrick's mayoral tenure in the city - for its second season. Detroit will be the follow-up to the first season which focused on crime in Providence, Rhode Island. The show was...

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Today marks the 100th birthday of Dr. Charles Howard Wright

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 3:14 PM

“My legacy was my job,” Dr. Charles Howard Wright once remarked. “Everything I did was what I supposed to do.” On what would have been Dr. Wright’s 100th birthday today, the legacy of Wright's vision and contributions, have left an indelible mark on the city of Detroit. Wright was born...

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Some Republicans are supporting Whitmer over Schuette

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 1:48 PM

Lately, it's been tough for Republican nominee for governor Bill Schuette. As Michigan's attorney general, it must have been humiliating for Schuette when the state's largest police organization threw its support behind his gubernatorial rival, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer. Even Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has notably avoided endorsing him. And to make...

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Michigan's Founders Brewing Co. quits Grand Rapids chamber over Schuette endorsement

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Founders Brewing Company is the latest — and largest — business to leave the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce after its endorsement of Republican gubernatorial candidate and attorney general Bill Schuette. In a tweet posted yesterday announcing the termination of its membership with the chamber, Founders said "We stand...

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U-M prof refused to write letter for student to study in Israel, receives death threats

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 9:53 AM

University of Michigan associate professor John Cheney-Lippold received death threats after he declined to write a recommendation letter for a student to study in Israel due to a personal boycott on behalf of Palestinian rights. Club Z, a student Zionist organization, posted a screenshot of the email exchange on...

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Additional 33 Detroit schools found to have elevated lead, copper in water

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Just three weeks after test results revealed elevated lead and copper levels at 16 Detroit Public Schools Community District schools, a new round of testing shows tainted water at an additional 33 schools. This brings the number of contaminated schools within the district to 57 of 86 schools tested....

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