Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dan Gilbert is now the world's 16th richest man after his net worth skyrocketed by $25 billion on Tuesday

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 12:40 PM

Dan Gilbert is now the planet's 16th-richest human being after his net worth soared by $25 billion Tuesday, fueled by speculative day-trading on the stock market. Bloomberg reported that his single-day increase in wealth represented the biggest daily jump up in the history of their list of wealthiest billionaires...

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Environmentalists warn AK Steel of impending lawsuit for exceeding air pollution limits

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 12:24 PM

Two environmental groups took the first steps toward filing a Clean Air Act lawsuit against AK Steel, alleging the company's Dearborn plant exceeded air pollution limits thousands of times over the past five years. The Sierra Club and Environment Michigan, represented by the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center and...

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County commissioner violated campaign law by wearing Trump hat at public meeting, state rules

Posted By on Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 11:31 AM

The Michigan Bureau of Elections issued a formal warning to a Muskegon County commissioner for wearing a Trump 2020 hat during a public meeting in 2019. The Michigan Campaign Finance Act prohibits public officials from wearing or displaying political campaign material on government property. The Bureau of Elections...

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Michigan relaxes capacity limitations for restaurants, bars, and gyms, allows visitation at nursing homes

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 2:51 PM

It's been a month since Governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration gave the green light for indoor dining across the state to resume with restrictions, and already the state is allowing restaurants and a handful of other businesses to now operate at increased capacities. On Tuesday Whitmer announced that Michigan's bars,...

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Prosecutor declines to charge Grosse Pointe Park man for displaying KKK flag, saying it's not a crime

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 10:31 AM

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has declined to charge a Grosse Pointe Park man for displaying a Ku Klux Klan flag in a side window facing his Black neighbor’s home. The 31-year-old man said he erected the flag in response to his neighbor JeDonna Matthews Dinges, who is Black,...

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Sterling Heights cop resigns after mocking George Floyd in racist social media post

Posted By on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 10:23 AM

A Sterling Heights cop who was placed on leave for mocking George Floyd in a racist Facebook post has resigned. Sterling Heights Police Lt. Mario Bastianelli said the city won't tolerate hate. “During the course of the Police Department’s internal investigation, and prior to disciplinary action, the police officer...

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Group plans ballot drive to subject Michigan governor, lawmakers to FOIA

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:02 AM

Supporters of government transparency are planning to launch a ballot drive in 2022 to make Michigan’s governor and lawmakers subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Michigan is one of only two states that don’t require the governor’s office or Legislature to respond to public records requests. Progress Michigan,...

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Michigan lawmakers consider bill to allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 10:13 AM

Michigan bars and restaurants could serve alcohol until 4 a.m. under a bill being debated in the state House. The measure, designed to help bars recover some of the money they lost during the coronavirus restrictions, would allow businesses to stay open and serve alcohol until 4 a.m. once...

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Survey reveals anxieties about rising health care costs

Posted By on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 8:51 AM

The COVID-19 crisis underscored the importance of quality health care, and new data reveals it also intensified patient anxieties about the ability to pay for care. In a survey from Consumers for Quality Care, 80% of respondents agreed health care costs continue to rise each year, and 57% of...

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Friday, February 26, 2021

After protest charges dropped, Detroit Will Breathe co-founder says, ‘We won’t go silently’

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 3:54 PM

Nakia Wallace refused to back down. When Detroit cops with clubs, pepper spray, and riot shields bore down on her, she stood her ground. When she was pulled to the ground by her neck or led away in handcuffs, she got up the next day and marched. When Mayor...

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