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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Analysis casts doubt on Kid Rock's Senate race lead

Posted By on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:20 AM

In late July, a poll was released which gave Kid Rock an edge over Sen. Debbie Stabenow — giving plausibility to the rap-rocker's teased (but as of yet unconfirmed) bid to be Michigan's next Senator. The story quickly went viral, and was even shared by Kid Rock. However, a new...

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Notes from Bernie Sanders' and John Conyers' Detroit town hall

Posted By on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 8:40 AM

After a gray, rainy Tuesday afternoon, the sky opened up and people began lining up outside Fellowship Chapel Church for the Bernie Sanders and John Conyers town hall. The event was held to discuss the issues of healthcare, specifically single-payer medicare-for-all, as well as jobs and unemployment. “I’m concerned with...

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A cop on Michigan's new marijuana board is trying to shut down all of the state's dispensaries

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 2:29 PM

A new state board governing medical marijuana rules is eyeing shutting down all of Michigan's dispensaries — including dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries currently operating in Detroit. Members of the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board argue that the dispensaries are illegal under current state law, and want them forced closed...

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Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Bernie Sanders to talk single-payer health care tonight in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Congressman John Conyers (D-MI13) and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) are set to talk jobs and health care tonight at a town hall in a church on Detroit's west side, with plans for a single-payer system expected to dominate the conversation. Conyers has introduced a "Medicare For All" bill that, with...

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LinkedIn to open its first office in a decade — in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:39 AM

Business and employment-oriented social media site LinkedIn has promised to open its first new office in a decade and they're doing it in Detroit. On Aug. 18, LinkedIn's senior vice president of global solutions, Mike Gamson, wrote a blog post on the site, shedding some light on the company's decision...

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Report: Despite Detroit's turnaround, opportunity remains out of reach for many

Posted By on Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 7:04 PM

With Detroit in the midst of an economic turnaround after decades of decline, there's a new set of data out confirming what the naked eye can plainly see: many longtime residents — namely, the minorities who make up 90 percent of the city — are being left out of...

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Putting Dearborn's Orville Hubbard in context

Posted By , , , , and on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Racial clashes and violence may have erupted in Charlottesville this month over what to do with monuments to the leaders of the old, slave-owning Confederacy — but what about the statue of a self-proclaimed segregationist in Michigan? Even up in northern states, communities are grappling with how to deal...

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The 'Trump Unity Bridge' is heading for the Woodward Dream Cruise

Posted By on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:49 AM

The Livonia man who's driven a pro-Trump parade float-type thing tens of thousands of miles across the country in a show of support for the president has set his sights on the 16-mile Woodward Dream Cruise strip, and police are on the lookout. Vehicle weight limits set this year...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

GOP candidate Lena Epstein claims Twitter account hacked to like David Duke tweets

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:11 PM

GOP Senate candidate Lena Epstein is claiming her Twitter account was hacked after screenshots surfaced which appeared to show the account liked Tweets from former KKK leader David Duke, as well as white supremacist internet troll "Baked Alaska." The screenshots were posted Thursday evening by Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan...

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MSU won't let white supremacist Richard Spencer speak at school

Posted By on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 5:04 PM

Michigan State University officials will not allow white supremacist leader Richard Spencer to speak at the campus. A statement issued by the school Thursday afternoon says the decision was made after consulting with law enforcement. "This decision was made due to significant concerns about public safety in the wake...

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