Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Collect all 10 of these vintage-style Detroit postcards

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM

There's no doubt that downtown Detroit has undergone some significant changes over the last several years. What used to be akin to a ghost town is now showing signs of a returned vibrancy that we had not seen since long before the global recession. Now with newly opened parks, cute...

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Zoning ordinance will limit Detroit to 75 marijuana facilities

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Zoning ordinances are making Michigan's burgeoning marijuana industry a little more complicated. On Tuesday, the Detroit City Council voted unanimously to approve zoning laws which would limit the total number of marijuana facilities allowed to operate in the city to 75. In addition to the number of operations, the...

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Judge strikes Michigan GOP's straight-ticket ban, says it discriminates against black people

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 1:31 PM

Once again, Michigan's Republican Party appears to have been caught crafting policy intended to strengthen its power, constitution be damned. A federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama put an end to Michigan's Republican-led ban on straight-ticket voting on Wednesday, ruling that the law "intentionally discriminated against African-Americans."...

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Michigan Supreme Court rules anti-gerrymandering proposal can go on ballot

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 7:59 AM

Michigan residents will vote in November on a proposal designed to end partisan gerrymandering of the state's legislative districts.  On Tuesday night, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that a proposal developed by the nonpartisan group Voters Not Politicians to create an independent redistricting commission as a fix for...

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