Monday, November 27, 2017

Bill Schuette campaign touts Mike Pence support

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 2:22 PM

We're not sure he should be announcing this too loudly, but we got a press release from Attorney General Bill Schuette noting that none other than Vice President Mike Pence has thrown his support behind his 2018 Michigan gubernatorial campaign. Pence's political action committee is donating $6,800 to Schuette's campaign,...

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Detroit's 'Fuck Trump' graffiti pieces will give you hope

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Donald Trump's first year in office has been a whirlwind, to put it in the kindest of terms. It's so hard to keep up on the deluge of news coming out of the White House that a quick reflection is in order: There was Trump's attempted ban on travel from...

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Michigan wants Line 5 pipeline moved to underground tunnel

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy reached an agreement with the state of Michigan today that will see some major upgrades made to its aging, controversial Line 5 pipeline that sits at the bottom of the St. Clair River and the Straits of Mackinac. Per the agreement, Enbridge will move...

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Downtown Detroit pharmacy tech suspended after illegally doling out $32k in opioids

Posted By on Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 10:20 AM

A downtown Detroit pharmacy technician has had her license suspended after allegedly participating in a scheme that filled 36 fake prescriptions for opioid and benzodiazepine medications. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) ordered that Ikea Treadwell's license be suspended after a complaint was filed that Treadwell allegedly dispensed thousands of...

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Update: Here's where you can sign petitions to end gerrymandering in Michigan (Nov. 22 - Nov. 30)

Posted By on Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 9:34 AM

The group Voters Not Politicians is still working to gather the signatures needed to get a proposal on the November 2018 ballot to end gerrymandering of electoral districts. The non-partisan, nonprofit group is proposing amending Michigan's state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens' commission made up of five independent voters, plus four...

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Wearable, well-priced vintage comes to Farmington in time for Small Business Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 10:14 PM

It’s Small Business Saturday, that time of year when you’re encouraged to shop local in the name of economic ethics. But if you want to supercharge your virtuous shopping experience, consider a place that celebrates a time when things were actually made here. The Lowry Estate, a vintage shop...

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

John Conyers says he will not resign

Posted By on Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 9:50 AM

If you're one of the many powerful men recently accused of doing shitty things to women, what's the acceptable response? Sexual harassment and assault allegations against members of rock bands Pwr Bttm and Brand New have resulted in canceled tour dates and a retreat from the public eye. Entertainment figures...

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Detroit area members of Colin Kaepernick's frat to protest at Ford Field on Thanksgiving

Posted By on Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 10:14 AM

These days, football and politics seem to go together like turkey and stuffing. And that trend will continue tomorrow outside the Lions' annual Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field, as a local member of Colin Kaepernick's fraternity hosts a protest against police brutality and the NFL's "blackballing" of Kaepernick. Eric...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Trump taps southeast Michigan auto dealer and big donor for ambassador post

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 9:02 PM

President Donald Trump has nominated the owner of the Suburban Collection auto dealership group to a diplomatic post. David Fischer Sr. was tapped as ambassador to Morocco after donating $250,000 to Trump's inauguration. In addition to giving Trump money, the White House says Fischer has served on the boards of "numerous...

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Woodward Avenue street plaza to stay open despite traffic concerns

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 7:43 PM

A controversial downtown Detroit pedestrian plaza that has shut down Woodward Avenue at Jefferson since June will remain in place despite concerns from drivers and business owners in the area. Detroit City Council on Tuesday voted to let the Spirit of Detroit Plaza, which was initially given the green light...

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