Friday, November 17, 2017

Suburban man arrested for treating Detroit like a trash heap

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:51 PM

If you've ever been beyond Detroit's greater downtown, you're probably familiar with the loose boats and tire piles that dot the city's landscape. You may ask yourself, who the hell would put this crap here? Illegal dumping is littering at its most brazen. Thanks to the handiwork of Detroit...

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Abdul El-Sayed offers up the most comprehensive water plan of the gubernatorial race

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:43 AM

The jury’s still out on whether or not Abdul El-Sayed, gubernatorial hopeful and former executive director of the Detroit Health Department, will sink or swim in the partisan primary on Aug. 7. But the candidate has recently released a water policy plan that is the most comprehensive call for change released on either side...

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Michigan lottery retailers are getting busted for stealing customers' winning tickets

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Well, this is one scam we'd never thought of. Some employees at party and grocery stores around Michigan have apparently been collecting winning lottery tickets, telling people they lost, and then cashing in. The practice has reportedly prompted the Michigan Lottery Bureau to suspended or revoke the licenses of about five retailers...

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Here's where you can sign petitions to end gerrymandering in Michigan (Nov. 17-22)

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 AM

The group Voters Not Politicians is still working to gather the 400,000 signatures needed to get a proposal on the November 2018 ballot to end gerrymandering of electoral districts. The non-partisan, nonprofit group is proposing amending Michigan's state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens' commission made up of five independent voters, plus four...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

After auto insurance reform failure, Detroit Mayor Duggan seeks solutions, but also revenge

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:36 PM

When Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was out making a final push for votes ahead of his ultimate re-election last week, he briefly diverged from talking points of streetlights and street sweeping, apparently, in the name of revenge. Days earlier, an auto insurance reform bill he had hoped to count...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Calling trash-burning an impediment to recycling, Detroit environmentalists urge shutdown of incinerator

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 8:16 PM

As residents of Detroit’s 48211 zip code, Melissa Sargent, her husband, and their five kids live in the line of a special kind of fire — one that ignites trash and spews sometimes hazardous pollutants into the air surrounding their home. " smell the piled up garbage as we work...

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Noted awful human Ted Nugent endorses Bill Schuette

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 2:58 PM

In what should be a surprise to no one, noted rocker Ted Nugent has officially endorsed attorney general Bill Schuette's campaign for governor. "I'd like to see Michigan elect Attorney General Bill Schuette as our next Governor," the Nuge said, according to a statement from Schuette's camp. "We've got...

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Flint fallout has cost taxpayers more than $15 million in legal bills

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:14 AM

A hefty legal bill has been added to the already hefty price tag of the Flint water crisis. According to Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by MLive and The Flint Journal, Washington, D.C.-based law firm Reed Smith has billed the city more than $361,000 for its services in advising former emergency manager Darnell Earley. Reed...

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Presentation tonight will showcase Muslim contributions to science

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 5:04 AM

A very special event this evening will showcase Muslim contributions to science. Of course, if you know your history, it's no surprise that Muslim contributions to science are important and far-reaching. After all, while Europe was locked in its superstitious dark ages, science flowered in the new Muslim world,...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Detroit council delays vote to affect Gilbert's jail-swap plan, cites insufficient information

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:01 PM

After hearing concerns from residents who live near the proposed site of a new county jail to be built by Dan Gilbert's Rock Ventures, Detroit City Council has voted to delay decision on a land swap that would allow the plan to move forward. Saying they'd received limited information...

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