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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Detroit City Council approves $250M in taxpayer money for Dan Gilbert

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 1:21 PM

Michigan's richest resident will take home $250 million in state taxpayer funds to help finance four new developments in downtown Detroit. On Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit City Council approved the money for Bedrock, Dan Gilbert's development company, over the objections of residents who questioned the need to provide a billionaire with...

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Detroit City Clerk challenger Garlin Gilchrist seeks recount after narrow defeat

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Detroit City Clerk candidate Garlin Gilchrist says he will seek a recount in the election he lost by 1,400 votes. Gilchrist was beat out on Nov. 7 by incumbent Janice Winfrey, who is going on her fourth term. Winfrey received 50.5 percent of the vote to Gilchrist's 49. Gilchrist says...

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Google signs lease for Detroit office

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Google has settled on a Detroit home – right in the shadow of the pizzarena. The company today signed a lease with Olympia Development for 30,000 square feet of space at 52 Henry St., where Google will move its more than 100 downtown Birmingham employees. Currently, those workers occupy...

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Plan to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan clears key hurdle to ballot

Posted By on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Organizers behind an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan have submitted the petition signatures required to get the issue before voters in November of next year. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol delivered 360,000 signatures to the state's Board of Canvassers today, well over the required 252,523. The...

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Suburban man arrested for treating Detroit like a trash heap

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:51 PM

If you've ever been beyond Detroit's greater downtown, you're probably familiar with the loose boats and tire piles that dot the city's landscape. You may ask yourself, who the hell would put this crap here? Illegal dumping is littering at its most brazen. Thanks to the handiwork of Detroit...

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Abdul El-Sayed offers up the most comprehensive water plan of the gubernatorial race

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:43 AM

The jury’s still out on whether or not Abdul El-Sayed, gubernatorial hopeful and former executive director of the Detroit Health Department, will sink or swim in the partisan primary on Aug. 7. But the candidate has recently released a water policy plan that is the most comprehensive call for change released on either side...

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Michigan lottery retailers are getting busted for stealing customers' winning tickets

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Well, this is one scam we'd never thought of. Some employees at party and grocery stores around Michigan have apparently been collecting winning lottery tickets, telling people they lost, and then cashing in. The practice has reportedly prompted the Michigan Lottery Bureau to suspended or revoke the licenses of about five retailers...

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Here's where you can sign petitions to end gerrymandering in Michigan (Nov. 17-22)

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 AM

The group Voters Not Politicians is still working to gather the 400,000 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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Thursday, November 16, 2017

After auto insurance reform failure, Detroit Mayor Duggan seeks solutions, but also revenge

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:36 PM

When Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was out making a final push for votes ahead of his ultimate re-election last week, he briefly diverged from talking points of streetlights and street sweeping, apparently, in the name of revenge. Days earlier, an auto insurance reform bill he had hoped to count...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Calling trash-burning an impediment to recycling, Detroit environmentalists urge shutdown of incinerator

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 8:16 PM

As residents of Detroit’s 48211 zip code, Melissa Sargent, her husband, and their five kids live in the line of a special kind of fire — one that ignites trash and spews sometimes hazardous pollutants into the air surrounding their home. " smell the piled up garbage as we work...

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