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Monday, February 19, 2018

The Troy Police Department's Twitter account is straight fire

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 4:38 PM

The city of Troy is known for a lot of things — McMansions, good schools, an upscale mall — but having a chill police force hasn't historically been one of them. Now, that's starting to change, thanks to the Troy PD's deft use of social media. If you're not...

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Bernie Sanders is coming to Michigan to rally against the GOP tax plan

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Bernie Sanders, that lovable socialist who famously lost to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, is coming to Lansing this week to lead a rally against the newly-signed Republican tax plan. This rally is part of the 100-day Repeal the TrumpTax tour organized by Not One Penny,...

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Wayne State University to offer active shooter exercises in wake of high school massacre

Posted By on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Wayne State University is holding active shooter training exercises for students and faculty following a shooting last week at a south Florida high school that left 17 people dead. In an email sent to the campus community, Wayne State's public safety office says the massacre closely followed "an incident on...

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Michigan was targeted by Russians indicted in Mueller investigation

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 3:22 PM

Two Russian nationals are accused of targeting Michigan and other swing states in the latest indictment as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into foreign meddling of the 2016 presidential election. According to the indictment released Friday, Russians Anna Vladislavovna Bogacheva and Aleksandra Yuryevna Krylova traveled throughout the U.S....

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As the HQ2 announcement deadline nears, consider it a bullet Detroit dodged

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM

As the deadline for Amazon's HQ2 announcement draws near, it's worth taking a look at the minority view: avoiding Amazon's nod may have been a good thing for Detroit. It's spelled out in an editorial by Dean Baker, a macroeconomist and co-director of the Center for Economic and...

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A series of new bills seeks to make Michigan's waste-management system more environmentally responsible

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Michigan has the highest bottle recycling rate in the country. Since 1976, the state’s bottle deposit program has contributed to a 90 percent return rate on pop and beer cans and bottles That's about as good as it gets for Michigan recycling though. “Aside from bottles and cans, our...

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John Conyers III announces his candidacy for his father's old job

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:22 PM

The announcement, which had been expected more than a month before the candidate filed his official papers several weeks ago, still had a whiplash headline: "John Conyers Formally Announces Bid for Michigan's 13th Congressional District" it read. Huh? The longest-serving congressman, who stepped down in December amid allegations of sexual...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quicken Loans slips out of top ten places to work

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 1:25 PM

The people have spoken: Quicken Loans, Dan Gilbert's Detroit-headquartered mortgage lending giant has once again been named to Fortune's Best Companies to Work For List, though this year the company slid from No. 10 to No. 14. The 33-year-old company — now the nation's largest online retail mortgage lender...

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Michigan State Police will crack down on distracted drivers, seat belt violations in Dearborn today

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Michigan State Police tweeted once again a warning to Dearborn drivers that they will be pulling over anyone not wearing a seat belt. This Special Enforcement Section will be focusing in on Ford Road and Telegraph all day today. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, MSP stopped 99 vehicles and...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Detroit pharmacist suspended after being convicted of $6.2 million health care and wire fraud

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Back in October 2017, Detroit pharmacist Imad Hussein Soueid was convicted of stealing nearly $6.2 million from health care agencies, a felony for which he received 42 months in prison. From October 2009 to April 2014, he was found to have been fraudulently charging insurance companies for prescriptions that...

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