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Friday, August 17, 2018

Drugs killed more Michiganders than guns and traffic combined in 2017

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:36 AM

An estimated 2,662 Michiganders died from drug overdoses in 2017, according to a new report released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The figure marks an 82 percent increase over the past five years and an 8 percent jump from 2016. That means that last year,...

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: 'Don't vote for the ching-chong!'

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:50 PM

Updated at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16: Rep. Bettie Cook Scott has issued an apology for her remarks. Find her statement here. Originally posted at 11:09 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16: More than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for...

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Michigan representative apologizes for racial slurs against Asian opponent

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 9:33 PM

Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) has issued an apology after hurling a series of anti-Asian slurs at her opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), during last week's primary election. More than a dozen community groups and the Michigan Democratic Party called on Scott to apologize after she was heard referring...

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Sergio Marchionne was investigated in a scheme that reads like some mob shit

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 3:24 PM

The late Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was grilled by federal agents as part of an investigation into an alleged scheme to keep union bosses "fat, dumb and happy" by giving them expensive gifts, according to a new report. According to The Detroit News, Marchionne, who died in July, did...

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Taxpayers will cover $250M of Ford's Detroit train station redevelopment

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 3:18 PM

Every big Detroit development comes at a cost to the public, and Ford’s much ballyhooed plan to rehab the old Michigan Central Station is no different. The Dearborn-based automaker revealed this week that it expects its 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus to cost $740 million. According to the Detroit News,...

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Aretha Franklin dies surrounded by loved ones at age 76

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin died Thursday evening surrounded by family and friends. The "Respect" singer had been "gravely ill" for some time, and was under hospice care after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to TMZ. The long-time Detroit resident and pop culture icon passed at the...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

'Uncle Joe' Biden endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan governor

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for Michigan Governor. In a statement sent by Whitmer's campaign Wednesday, Biden says he supports the Democratic nominee because "Michigan’s middle class families need a governor who knows how to get things done." "Gretchen has spent her whole life getting...

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This new Michigan political action committee would make Juvenile proud

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:11 PM

There's the Blue Cross PAC, the Duggan Leadership Fund PAC, the Protecting Auto No-Fault PAC, and now, there's PAC That Thang Up. A political action committee with a name resembling the censored version of everyone's favorite Juvenile song was registered last week with the state of Michigan. Not surprisingly,...

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With Lisa Posthumus Lyons pick, Bill Schuette can have his cake and eat it too

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

After more than a week of teasing that he would pick a woman to be his running mate, Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Schuette officially announced that he picked a woman to be his running mate. That woman is Lisa Posthumus Lyons, the Kent County clerk who served in the...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Mark Wahlberg sets eyes on Detroit for new car dealership venture

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Mark Wahlberg has a soft spot for the Midwest. The Departed actor first got his taste for Detroit while filming scenes for 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction. Since then, he's been loud and proud regarding his love for the city and opened a Greektown franchise location of his burger-joint,...

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