Friday, August 18, 2017

Putting Dearborn's Orville Hubbard in context

Posted By , , , and on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Racial clashes and violence may have erupted in Charlottesville this month over what to do with monuments to the leaders of the old, slave-owning Confederacy — but what about the statue of a self-proclaimed segregationist in Michigan? Even up in northern states, communities are grappling with how to deal...

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The 'Trump Unity Bridge' is heading for the Woodward Dream Cruise

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:49 AM

The Livonia man who's driven a pro-Trump parade float-type thing tens of thousands of miles across the country in a show of support for the president has set his sights on the 16-mile Woodward Dream Cruise strip, and police are on the lookout. Vehicle weight limits set this year...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

GOP candidate Lena Epstein claims Twitter account hacked to like David Duke tweets

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:11 PM

GOP Senate candidate Lena Epstein is claiming her Twitter account was hacked after screenshots surfaced which appeared to show the account liked Tweets from former KKK leader David Duke, as well as white supremacist internet troll "Baked Alaska." The screenshots were posted Thursday evening by Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan...

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MSU won't let white supremacist Richard Spencer speak at school

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:04 PM

Michigan State University officials will not allow white supremacist leader Richard Spencer to speak at the campus. A statement issued by the school Thursday afternoon says the decision was made after consulting with law enforcement. "This decision was made due to significant concerns about public safety in the wake...

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Michigan gerrymandering petition OK'd

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 2:12 PM

Voters Not Politicians, a group behind an effort to change the state constitution to end political gerrymandering in Michigan, has been granted approval to petition for a 2018 ballot proposal. The state's Board of Canvassers unanimously granted approval Thursday. According to a post on the group's Facebook page, the group plans...

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Start your engines — a drag racing event is coming to City Airport

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 8:00 AM

After a years long effort that required FAA approval and drew unlikely support from Police Chief James Craig, the city of Detroit is on track to hold its first-ever legal drag racing event. The Motor City Showdown, set to be announced by race organizers and city officials later today, will...

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pro-Trump crowd gathers in Howell to show president support after divisive remarks

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 2:11 PM

Many Michigan Trump supporters are coming to the defense of the president as he faces growing criticism for his divisive rhetoric following a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. After a jaw-dropping Tuesday press conference in which President Donald Trump said there were "some...

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Upcoming Michigan Trump rallies to be met with protest

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:21 PM

On Wednesday, August 21, Michigan Trump Republicans will come together at the Yoberosa Lodge in Hesparia as part of a series of rallies supporting the president. According to the group's website, four rallies are set to be held now through early October in locations ranging from Howell to Saginaw. "As...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DTE begins cutting power to last 'smart meter' holdouts

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 3:59 PM

DTE has begun shutting off power to southeast Michigan customers who've refused to let the utility replace their analog meters with digital electronic "smart meters" that some have claimed cause health problems ranging from insomnia to heart palpitations. Two Ann Arbor residents tell Metro Times they've been shut off since Monday morning. Linda...

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Get to know your Detroit-area hate groups

Posted By on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 3:52 PM

Well, here is something that we never thought would exist — a map of America showing all of the hate groups. We suppose that after the horrific incidents that happened in Charlottesville this past weekend, it makes sense for us to keep tabs on the Neo-Nazi groups and white...

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