Friday, December 23, 2016

Saving Michigan's groundwater — from Nestlé, bottlers, and toxic waste

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 8:12 AM

This week's story about Nestlé's water takings in Michigan got plenty of wide-eyed reactions. The idea that Nestlé Waters North America — part of the international food giant Nestlé — can withdraw billions of gallons of water from Michigan aquifers and pay the state a few thousand dollars in...

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Embattled JPMorgan Chase CEO uses Detroit as backdrop in Bloomberg puff-piece

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 7:40 AM

What does an embattled CEO of a multinational bank do when he needs his image refurbished? Why, sit down for a nice fireside chat with Bloomberg Businessweek, of course — using Detroit "the comeback city" as a backdrop. On Thursday morning, the weekly business magazine posted a sprawling, puffy Q&A with Jamie...

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Emergency manager fight offers a very merry Christmas — to three special law firms

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

We all know that Santa likes to reward the nice, not the naughty. But one person's naughtiness can help build a fortune for somebody else. That said, three law firms that must have been extra good this year: Flood Law, Warner Norcross & Judd, and Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker....

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The Albert is getting its very own whitewashed hipster clothing boutique

Posted By on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 6:50 AM

Metro Times' relationship with The Albert, a Capitol Park building consisting of rehabbed lofts and retail spaces, has been a contentious one. We were kinda pissed when they released this callous advertisement that essentially spat upon the building's previous tenants, seniors and disabled people who were kicked out in to...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Detroit is getting the IHOP/Applebee's combo it didn't even know it needed

Posted By on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 2:38 PM

In breaking late capitalism news, today it was announced that Detroit will get the world's first-ever combination IHOP and Applebee's in 2017, to be located in the Millender Center on Jefferson Avenue (across from the Renaissance Center). The 12,000-square-foot, 300-seat restaurant is replacing Sweet Lorraine's cafe. It would technically be both the...

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Schuette's indictments: The morning after

Posted By on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Yesterday, plenty of people on the felt vindicated by Bill Schuette announcing indictments against former Flint Emergency Managers Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose, calling it an indictment of the state's EM Law. Looking over the various press releases from our local left-leaning organizations, we find a fairly broad gamut...

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Charges against emergency managers underscore shortsightedness that created Flint water crisis

Posted By on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Although it wasn’t mentioned directly by name when state Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the filing of felony charges against four officials connected to the Flint water crisis, Michigan’s controversial emergency manager law was, for many, the target of the harshest indictment handed down Tuesday. The law’s focus on fiscal...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Remember: Bill Schuette is indicting emergency managers, not the EM Law

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Today Bill Schuette, the attorney general of Michigan, announced indictments that included two former Flint emergency managers — Gerald Ambrose and Darnell Earley. But the announcement was delivered in rhetoric that seemed to pertain to something more than the indictments of these public officials. Many listening to Schuette seem...

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Whoa: Former Flint emergency managers charged in water crisis

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced new criminal charges related to the Flint water crisis Tuesday morning, including charges against former state-appointed emergency managers Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose. According to MLive, Earley and Ambrose are being charged with false pretenses, conspiracy to commit false pretenses, willful neglect of duty, and misconduct...

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Updated: Uber driver stabs passenger in Bloomfield Twp. for disrespecting his Honda Civic

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Updated 9:01 a.m. Dec. 20, 2016: An Uber spokeswoman told Jalopnik that the company is cooperating with police and Allemon is banned from the app. They declined to release his driver rating, however. Originally posted 10:09 a.m. Dec. 19, 2016: An Uber driver was charged in Bloomfield Township after allegedly...

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