Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dan Gilbert wants to sell his casinos, according to report

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 4:59 PM

Bloomberg reports, according to sources with knowledge of his plans, that billionaire Dan Gilbert is looking to sell his stake in six casinos, which include Greektown Casino in Detroit. Though Bloomberg gravely misstates Gilbert's motivation for getting into the business in the first place — " began eyeing gambling as...

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Metro Detroit woman among dozens arrested in Kavanaugh protests

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 2:58 PM

The last two and a half days of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been repeatedly punctuated by the shouts and subsequent arrest of protesters who view his possible confirmation as a national emergency. From Tuesday through Wednesday, 73 people were arrested for making their voices heard....

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Report: Snyder won't be endorsing Bill Schuette for Michigan governor

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 2:01 PM

So much for party unity. It appears Governor Rick Snyder's endorsement of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette will never come. Snyder did not immediately endorse Schuette after he won last month's primary over Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, but there was a chance he might have come around before Nov....

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Here's what Michigan's recreational marijuana proposal will look like on your Nov. 6 ballot

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 1:32 PM

On Thursday, the state Board of Canvassers approved the language for the marijuana legalization proposal that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan. Here's what it says: "A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at...

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Schuette takes hard line on immigration in new campaign ad

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Attorney General Bill Schuette has made immigration a cornerstone in his campaign for governor as he increasingly mirrors President Donald Trump. In a new attack ad against Gretchen Whitmer, the Republican portrays his opponent as permissive of illegal immigration and in favor of getting rid of Immigration and Customs...

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Detroit police shot twice as many dogs as Chicago police in 2017

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 11:21 AM

A version of this story was originally published by Reason magazine and It is reprinted here with permission. C.J. Ciaramella is a criminal justice reporter at Reason. Detroit police officers shot 54 dogs last year, according to public records obtained by Reason. That's a marked increase over the...

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