Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Schuette running mate's home burned down in crème brûlée accident

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:28 AM

It has been reported that the source of the fire that destroyed the two-story home of Bill Schuette's gubernatorial running mate Lisa Posthumus Lyons was a kitchen torch being used by one of the candidate's children. During a press conference on Monday, Posthumus Lyons discussed the details of the fire...

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Detroit named 10th most welcoming city for immigrants

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Detroit is one of the most welcoming cities in America for immigrants, according to a new study released by advocacy organization the New American Economy. Detroit ranked at No. 10 on NAE's Cities Index, which measures local policies and socioeconomic outcomes across the 100 largest cities in the United States....

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Little Libraries is hoping to make a big splash in Livernois this month

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 4:18 PM

Take a book; share a book. Residents of Detroit’s Livernois section will be seeing a lot more of this prompt due to the 19 birdhouses for books that will decorate the neighborhood known as the Avenue of Fashion for the remainder of Detroit’s Month of Design. Inspired by Grand...

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Canadian pot smokers, workers entering Detroit face tougher border policy

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 1:25 PM

While Canada prepares to federally legalize recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, the nation's pot smokers, workers, and investors must contend with stricter U.S. border policy, even in weed-friendly border states like Michigan. Although Michigan has been a medical marijuana state since 2008 and is projected to legalize recreational marijuana...

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Newly unveiled 'People's Bills' would boost hiring, combat water shutoffs in Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 12:08 PM

Detroiters would see increased job opportunities and fewer water shutoffs and home foreclosures under a series of bills to be introduced over the coming months in Detroit City Council. The so-called "People's Bills" designed to "create economic upward social mobility for Detroiters" were unveiled today in a news conference...

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Surprise, surprise: Study shows Michiganders enrolled in Medicaid expansion have more money

Posted By on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 10:33 AM

A new study from the University of Michigan provides hard evidence for what many could have inferred: Michigan's Medicaid expansion has helped its low-income enrollees be less broke. More than 650,000 residents have enrolled in Healthy Michigan since 2014, when the state opted in to the program with broader...

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Friday, September 14, 2018

White Boy Rick's sister blasts filmmaker: 'You have not acknowledged me from day one'

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 11:26 AM

It appears White Boy Rick's sister may be harboring some resentment toward the filmmakers bringing her brother's story to life. That tension boiled over during a Novi screening of the White Boy Rick movie yesterday when Rick's sister Dawn Scott — who is represented on screen — reportedly lashed...

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Michigan judge stops state from shutting down nearly 100 dispensaries

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 10:55 AM

Nearly 100 dispensaries that the state had ordered to close now have until at least Dec. 15 to operate thanks to a preliminary injunction issued yesterday by a Michigan Court of Claims judge. The state had imposed a Saturday shutter date on medical marijuana businesses that had not filed...

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Muslim boxer files civil rights complaint against USA Boxing over beard

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 9:23 AM

A Muslim boxer barred from competition for wearing a beard is fighting a USA Boxing waiver system that he claims unfairly discriminates against boxers with religious exemptions. The Michigan Chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) filed a Michigan Department of Civil Rights complaint on behalf of Basheer Abdur-Rahman,...

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

U-M, Harvard partner to address economic mobility in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 4:20 PM

The University of Michigan has formed two new partnerships with Harvard University designed to bolster economic opportunity in Detroit and to combine resources and expertise to fight opioid addiction, the schools announced Wednesday. The news comes as Harvard President Lawrence Bacow, who grew up in Pontiac, is slated to...

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