Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mich. trees are right height; Romney margin quite short

Posted By on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Maybe it was that recent appearance on-stage in Royal Oak with bad-boy Kid Rock that narrowly put millionaire businessman Mitt Romney over the top with Michigan’s Republicans. Really, if you are looking to send the message to voters that you are a family values, church-going kind conservative, who wouldn’t want...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

State responds to MMJ column, promises to catch up on card backlog

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Lansing has taken notice of Larry Gabriel’s recent Higher Ground column taking the Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs to task for its chronic tardiness in getting cards to qualified medical marijuana patients and caregivers. The folks in charge of the program admit that there is, indeed, a problem,...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Backward, ho: Another ruling against Ambassador Bridge company

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:07 AM

The Detroit International Bridge Company is losing ground in its attempt to build a new span next to the Ambassador Bridge. And when we say “losing ground,” we mean that literally. Readers of this rag know that we’ve been saying for years that the DIBC was illegally occupying a 150-foot-wide...

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bridge company pledges cooperation, then claims conspiracy in court filing

Posted By on Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Officials for the Detroit International Bridge Company showed up in Wayne County Circuit Court on Thursday morning to repeat what they announced during a press conference the day before: They are ready to do everything Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Prentis Edwards says is required to complete the long-stalled Gateway...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bridge company caves, but will seek damages from state

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Officials for the Detroit International Bridge Company effectively raised a white flag announcing their surrender to the will of Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Prentis Edwards at a press conference Wednesday. With Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel “Matty” Moroun and DIBC President Dan Stamper facing the possibility of a return...

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

California court overturns gay marriage ban. Any meaning for Michigan?

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 4:47 PM

A California federal appeals court confirmed Tuesday what we already suspected: that Proposition 8 — the 2008 amendment to the California Constitution that eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry — is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel consisting of Judges S. Reinhardt, M. Hawkins and N.R. Smith of the of...

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Moroun, Stamper headed back to court, maybe back to jail

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:14 PM

If we were in the well-polished shoes of Manuel “Matty” Moroun and Dan Stamper, we’d be packing a toothbrush and some soap-on-a-rope in advance of Thursday’s Wayne County Circuit Court appearance before Judge Prentis Edwards. Given Monday’s ruling by a three-member panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals, the stage...

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Should bridge company's Moroun and Stamper remain out of jail? State Court of Appeals will decide.

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

We’ve been going over the coverage of yesterday’s hearing before a three-judge Michigan Court of Appeals panel, which is considering whether Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Prentis Edwards acted within the law last month when he jailed Detroit International Bridge Company President Dan Stamper and Manuel “Matty” Moroun, who, along...

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