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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dr. Blasey Ford awards Nassar victim with 'Sports Illustrated' Inspiration of the Year

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:45 AM

In her first statement since her harrowing testimony against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford helped to recognize the first woman to accuse Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, of sexual abuse. In a video posted by Sports...

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Detroit pastor charged with killing transgender woman

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:22 AM

A Detroit pastor was charged this week in the murder of Kelly Stough, a 36-year-old transgender woman who was found shot dead in Detroit on Friday. Albert Weathers, 46, was charged on Monday with open murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Stough was found...

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Michigan GOP moves to protect its dark money campaign donors

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 11:02 AM

Michigan Republicans are pushing a bill that would bar the state from requiring nonprofits to disclose their dark money contributors. While Michigan law currently doesn't require nonprofits to disclose such donors, Democrats — including incoming secretary of state Jocelyn Benson, who as of now would oversee campaign finance —...

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Fox 2 Detroit mourns suicide of meteorologist Jessica Starr

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:06 AM

The anchors of Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK-TV) are often tasked with delivering tough and tragic news. Thursday morning, however, was particularly difficult as they announced the death of their friend and colleague, meteorologist Jessica Starr, from suicide. She was 35 years old. "All of us here at FOX 2...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Michigan Republicans sponsor bill to create commission for suicide prevention

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 4:51 PM

The Michigan GOP has ruffled plenty of feathers this lame-duck session, with their attempts to gut minimum wage laws, eliminate half of Michigan's protected wetlands, strip power from Democrats, and build a new oil pipeline to replace the aging Line 5. But they've also introduced one bill that should...

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Rick Snyder signs law allowing controversial new oil pipeline under Mackinac Straits

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will allow the state in partnership with Canadian oil giant Enbridge to build a controversial new oil pipeline planned for the Mackinac Straits. The bill creates a Mackinac Utility Corridor Authority to work with Enbridge to build the...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Scathing new report claims USOC and USA Gymnastics knew about Nassar allegations

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 4:33 PM

In the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sex scandal, the organizations and institutions meant to protect young athletes are being highly scrutinized for their failures. A 252-page report released Monday detailing the findings of an independent investigation by the U.S. Olympic Committee describes how Nassar carefully crafted a reputation as a...

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More corporations come to Detroit's rescue — and that's a problem

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 11:37 AM

On Monday, Mayor Mike Duggan announced ten Detroit neighborhoods would receive millions of dollars in investment from seven companies — the largest corporate donation to neighborhood development in the city's history. The companies — American Axle Manufacturing, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Chemical Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Flagstar...

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Michigan GOP wants to make citizen ballot initiatives nearly impossible

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 11:17 AM

Michigan Republicans are now floating a bill that would make popular citizen-led ballot initiatives nearly impossible. HB 6595 — introduced last week by state Rep. James Lower, R-Cedar Lake — comes after the success in 2018 of five citizen-led ballot initiative ballots. That included Proposal 1, marijuana decriminalization; Proposal...

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Lyft shares Detroit's most popular drop-off destinations of 2018

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:58 PM

After making thousands of laps around the metro Detroit area each year, popular rideshare service Lyft knows a thing or two about Detroit. For its fourth annual Lyftie Awards, Lyft shares the locations of some of Detroit's most popular drop-off destinations. Broken down into categories like Most Visited Bar...

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