Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Son of former Michigan lawmaker sentenced to time served for participating in Jan. 6 insurrection

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 1:58 PM

An Upper Peninsula man who threatened “war everywhere if we let this election get stolen” was sentenced Wednesday to time served after spending six months in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Karl Dresch, 41, of Calumet, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of willfully and...

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Just 11% of Detroiters voted in the primary election, rejecting an ambitious charter revision proposal

Posted By on Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:39 AM

Only about 11% of registered voters in Detroit turned out for the primary election on Tuesday, choosing candidates for mayor, city council, and clerk, and weighing in on a controversial initiative to revise the charter. By a two-to-one margin, Detroiters rejected Proposal P, a charter amendment aimed at promoting...

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Michigan city could ban abortion, become 'sanctuary for the unborn' — which is truly horrifying

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 2:57 PM

One Michigan city could join the nearly three dozen U.S. cities that have adopted the label "sanctuary for the unborn" by banning abortion and fining those who provide abortion services. On Monday, Hillsdale City Council (Hillsdale is about two hours from Detroit, btw) discussed a proposed ordinance that would...

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Wayne State University becomes at least 8th college in Michigan to impose vaccination mandates

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 10:53 AM

Wayne State University is requiring all students returning to campus for the fall semester to be vaccinated against COVID-19, President M. Roy Wilson announced Tuesday. Students have until Aug. 30 to prove they’ve been vaccinated. The university also is requiring masks indoors until at least Sept. 15. “As we...

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Nessel, 21 AGs tell congressional leaders to guard against voter suppression, possibly reform the filibuster

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 10:15 AM

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, along with 21 other attorneys general, on Monday sent a letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to pass legislation protecting against both voter suppression and election subversion and possibly reform the filibuster. “Following the 2020 presidential election, we witnessed something many of us...

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Local group ‘disgusted’ by Lucido photo

Posted By on Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 9:53 AM

An organization that has called for the resignation of Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido is “disgusted” by a recent photograph on social media that involves a birthday party fundraiser for him held on Thursday. It shows the GOP official’s right hand on the buttocks of a woman. “You would...

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Michigan's taxpayer-fueled COVID-19 lottery fails

Posted By on Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 3:20 PM

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer placed a $5 million bet on a COVID-19 vaccine lottery, the goal was to increase Michigan’s vaccination rate by 9 percentage points – from 61.8% to break 70% by August 3. Michigan stands at 63.5% as of July 30, having spent about $5 million for...

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‘Motown Movement’ sustainability project flops

Posted By on Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 12:10 PM

In the spring of 2017, three eager architecture students from the Netherlands swooped into Detroit and made a bold promise: They would fight climate change by transforming an abandoned, ramshackle house on the city’s west side into a self-sufficient home with a windmill, solar panels, green roof, community center,...

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Internal Affairs investigates Detroit cop who punched man in the face in Greektown

Posted By on Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 10:45 AM

A Detroit cop is under investigation after a cell phone video captured him punching a man in the face in the middle of the street in Greektown. The 45-second video was posted on Reddit on Sunday (titled “Detroit pigs handing out the brain damage”) and generated more than 1,500...

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Friday, July 30, 2021

State Supreme Court allows Detroit charter proposal to appear on ballot

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Advocates of a proposed revision to Detroit’s city charter scored a major victory Thursday after the Michigan Supreme Court ordered the controversial initiative to be placed on the Aug. 3 ballot. The panel voted 4-3 to overturn the Wayne County Circuit Court and Michigan Court of Appeals’ decision to...

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