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Friday, October 11, 2019

Bill aims to end painful experiments on dogs at Michigan public institutions

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:23 AM

Michigan universities and public institutions would be prohibited from conducting painful or distressing experiments on dogs under a new bill in the state House. More than 700 dogs have been subjected to invasive experiments between 2015 and 2018 at public institutions in the state, according to the Physicians Committee...

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Black Detroiter whose group fought housing segregation to have street named for her

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 6:01 PM

When one door closes, open a different door on a perpendicular street. Back in 1941, Rosa Gragg, the president of the Detroit Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, as well as other members of the association, collected their funds to purchase the house located at 326 E. Ferry Street to...

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Vaping-related lung illness shows no signs of letting up as deaths surge to 26

Posted By on Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 5:45 PM

The outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses is showing no signs of letting up as the number of cases rose to 1,299, with 26 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. That’s an increase of 219 cases and seven deaths since last week. The rise was even...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Michigan’s ban on flavored nicotine vaping intact — at least for another day

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 4:19 PM

A Michigan Court of Claims judge on Wednesday delayed a decision on whether to temporarily halt the state's flavored nicotine vaping ban. After two days of testimony, Judge Cynthia Stevens said she needs more time to consider an injunction requested by Mark Slis, the owner of 906 Vapor in...

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Rep. whose Detroit house was mysteriously demolished did not tell police she requested a bid to have it demolished

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 3:13 PM

The plot thickens in the case of Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, a vocal critic of Detroit's demolition program who found a house she owned near the Brightmoor neighborhood had been mysteriously demolished last month. Detroit Police Chief James Craig held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to reveal the department has...

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Michigan police chief fired after alleged sexual assault on a party bus

Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 10:26 AM

A western Michigan police chief who was charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a party bus has been fired. The Fremont City Council terminated Randall Wright on Monday. In a news release Tuesday, the city said it “will have no further comment on this matter at this time.”...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Betsy DeVos could face jail time for collecting debt from former students of a bankrupt for-profit college

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 3:56 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is in hot water after a judge found her department has been collecting debt from former students of a bankrupt, for-profit college — despite a 2018 court ruling ordering the department not to do so. "At best it is gross negligence, at worst it's...

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Michigan transgender woman at heart of Supreme Court case on LGBTQ rights

Posted By on Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:37 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is hearing three landmark cases, including one from Garden City, that seek to answer the question: Is it legal to fire someone for being gay or transgender? One of the three landmark cases involves Aimee Stephens, who was fired in 2013 from a...

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Historic building to be demolished in downtown Detroit for a whopping 12 parking spaces

Posted By on Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM

The original headquarters of the now-defunct Detroit Saturday Night newspaper is set to be demolished to make way for 12 parking spaces. Developer Emmett Moten says he needs additional parking spaces to sell more luxury condos at the adjacent Fort Shelby in downtown Detroit. At 9 a.m. Tuesday, protesters...

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A lot on the line for Michigan in new trade deal

Posted By on Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 9:52 AM

Congressional leaders are still trying to hammer out a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, and there's a lot on the line for workers in Michigan. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) would replace the 1994 agreement known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Exports within North...

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