Friday, January 24, 2020

MDHHS investigates possible cases of novel coronavirus 2019 outbreak in Michigan

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 5:39 PM

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is investigating potential cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 outbreak. The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, but has spread to over 100 confirmed cases in China — with a growing number of international cases. The Centers for Disease Control...

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Happy Friday! The Doomsday clock is now 100 seconds to midnight

Posted By on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Good morning, Detroit! On Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of its "Doomsday Clock" to 100 seconds before midnight — the closest the hands have ever been to the symbolic hour of the apocalypse in its 73-year history. What does that mean for your weekend?...

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Michigan opens door for Tesla service centers/showrooms in state; still prohibits dealerships

Posted By on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 1:04 PM

An agreement between government officials and Tesla will allow Michigan consumers to purchase the automaker’s products as well as permit manufacturer authorized service of those vehicles in the state. However, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel held firm in denying Tesla the right to legally...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Rep. Tlaib is running for a second term in Congress after strong first year

Posted By on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 at 10:44 AM

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced Wednesday she’s running for a second term in Congress. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to run for re-election to represent and serve the incredible residents of 13th Congressional District,” Tlaib said in a news release. "Together, we have worked tirelessly to deliver one...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Abdul El-Sayed and thousands of physicians sign open-letter NYT ad endorsing Medicare for All

Posted By on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and former health director for the city of Detroit, tweeted Tuesday that he is proud to have signed a letter that was endorsed by more than 2,000 physicians who support Medicare for All. "Too many in Detroit where I served as health director go without the...

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Sen. McMorrow says Sen. Lucido sexually harassed her, too

Posted By on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Another woman has come forward alleging inappropriate behavior from Republican state Sen. Peter Lucido.  Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) told Crain's Detroit Business that Lucido (R-Shelby Township) harassed her during a daylong orientation session for new senators that included sexual harassment prevention training: During a break, McMorrow said she...

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Duggan may revive ambitious plan to eliminate remaining blight in Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 3:55 PM

Mayor Mike Duggan is not giving up on his ambitious plan to demolish or renovate the thousands of vacant houses that are left in the city. In November, the city council rejected the mayor’s $250 million bond proposal, which sought to eliminate the remaining blight in Detroit’s neighborhoods by...

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

WOOD-TV reporter coincidentally gets 'DCK 247' license plate

Posted By on Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 8:35 AM

We are sobbing. What are the odds? WOOD-TV reporter Lynsey Mukomel took to Twitter on Friday to marvel at the new license plate she got from the Secretary of State. It was no vanity plate: by sheer coincidence, the Grand Rapids-based anchor wound up with a license plate that read...

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Gov. Whitmer writes letter to Facebook CEO in response to Metro Times story about violent group

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 6:32 PM

On Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared a letter she sent to Mark Zuckerberg following a Metro Times report about a Facebook group where members regularly called for violence against her, other female Democrats, and Muslims, among others. Whitmer sent the letter to the CEO on Wednesday. In the letter,...

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Joe Biden is out of step with most of the country on marijuana

Posted By on Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 4:09 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden won't be able to sweep the marijuana leaves under the table this campaign season. Nearly the entire pack of Democratic presidential candidates have endorsed legalization. Polls show that two out of three Americans, a supermajority, supports legalization. Marijuana is legal in some form in...

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