Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Why the Cass-Henry Historic District hearings matter

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 12:40 PM

Updated July 3, 2018: A final discussion and vote were reportedly postponed by Councilmembers Ayers, Jones, McCalister, Leland, Spivey, and Sheffield for “more time” — one week. Councilmembers Benson and Castaneda-Lopez tried for the vote but were unsuccessful. The issue seems bound to come up on July 10, 2018. Originally...

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Jeopardy contestant says Mackinac wrong and wins

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Proper pronunciation doesn't appear to be a requisite for winning Jeopardy. Indiana resident Scott McFadden pronounced Mackinac like many non-Michiganders might when he responded to a clue about the bridge Thursday night. The answer was, "Dedicated in June, this bridge linked Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas." McFadden's question — though...

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Gov. Snyder to sign 'polluter panels' bill into law

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 12:14 PM

In recent years, no state agency has had as high a political profile as the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It was created by Gov. Snyder as one of his first acts as governor, lifting the regulatory functions out of the state Department of Natural Resources as did his...

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Debbie Stabenow facing pressure to approve Trump's next Supreme Court pick

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 12:11 PM

A right-wing group has launched a digital ad campaign pressuring Sen. Debbie Stabenow to support whoever Trump nominates to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. The ad, by the Karl Rove-connected group One Nation, urges Stabenow to "say no to the left" and "help put another great...

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Detroit — here's where to join tomorrow's 'Families Belong Together' protest

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 10:44 AM

Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Detroit's Clark Park tomorrow for one of more than 600 "Families Belong Together" rallies to take place across the nation. The protests are a response to the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy requiring the prosecution of all immigrants alleged to have crossed...

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Detroit to open cooling centers to combat weekend's extreme temperatures

Posted By on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Detroit has been experiencing a pretty wet and humid summer. This weekend, however, the city will see its first real heat wave of the season. According to the the National Weather Service, the heat index for Detroit could reach 105 degrees on Saturday. Mayor Mike Duggan's office has announced it...

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

An estimated 1 in 3 Detroiters has a job. Yes, this is a cause for celebration

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 4:08 PM

New federal data shows Detroit's employment picture is brighter than it's been in 10 years, the mayor's office says. What does that mean? It means that, as of May, an estimated 227,894 Detroiters had jobs — 1 in every 3 residents, or 43 percent of the working-age population. That's...

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Expungement fair aims to give Detroiters with criminal histories a second chance

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Formerly incarcerated Detroiters face many barriers when trying to reintegrate back into their communities. These job seekers are often denied employment, and even housing, based on their criminal histories. Lack of employment, compounded by persistent conditions of poverty, has led to an ugly cycle of recidivism for many of...

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Homeland Security dismantles 'Occupy ICE' encampment in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Homeland Security protective police officers have dismantled an "Occupy ICE" encampment in Detroit that played home base for five days of protests calling for an end to the separation of immigrant children and their families. In video posted by the Metro Detroit Political Action Network, officers can be...

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Protest planned for tonight's Republican gubernatorial debate in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Hundreds of low-wage workers plan to converge on downtown Detroit this evening to protest Michigan's Republican candidates for governor as they prepare for a televised debate. The protest, organized by Detroit Fight for 15, will aim to "highlight how Republican state lawmakers and politicians have undercut unions, wages, and...

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