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Friday, December 6, 2019

East Grand Rapids kindergartner's adoption cheered on by classmates

Posted By on Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 1:46 PM

During Kent County court's annual Adoption Day, one kindergartner was accompanied by his classmates and teacher as he was formally adopted. Local WOOD TV reports that Michael Clark Jr., a student at Wealthy Elementary in East Grand Rapids, had been living with Andrea Melvin and Dave Eaton as a...

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Report: Michigan businesses unprepared for severe weather, climate change

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 9:32 AM

Severe weather due to climate change is disrupting global supply chains and putting Michigan companies and the state's economy at risk, according to a new report. The report by the independent research and education organization Business Forward says in the last five years, the state has experienced 11 climate...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Gov. Whitmer announces texting hotline for sexual assault survivors to receive 24/7 support

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Sexual assault survivors in Michigan now have more options when receiving anonymous counseling support thanks to a new hotline feature. As part of the fifth annual “Let's End Campus Sexual Assault” summit, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday that Michigan's 855-VOICES4 sexual assault hotline will now offer a texting option for...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

More than 250 immigrants arrested at fake college set up by ICE in Michigan

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 1:18 PM

When people say, "Fuck ICE," this is what they mean. As previously reported, the agency set up a fake college staffed by undercover agents in Farmington Hills to ensnare and deport immigrants, mostly from India. The total number of arrests made from the sting operation now number at some...

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Warren City Council rescinds lifetime benefits after political trickery

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 11:22 AM

The past Warren City Council thought it had pulled a fast one on taxpayers, but the new council had other ideas. Just two months before the council members were term-limited out of office in November, they quickly and quietly approved a measure to give themselves and family members lifetime...

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Michigan man found WWI grenade while magnet fishing in Grand Rapids

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 10:34 AM

Magnet fishing — it's a thing, and exactly what it sounds like. Last year, we interviewed a pair of magnet fishing enthusiasts in Detroit who found two guns at the bottom of Detroit's canals, one perhaps nearly 100 years old. A Grand Rapids-area magnet fisherman has them beat, though....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Wayne State chemical odor leads to temporary closure of Science Hall

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 2:14 PM

Wayne State University students were notified on Tuesday afternoon that there was a chemical spill on campus. Students received an alert via text at 12:26 p.m. on Tuesday, which read "WSU Alert: Due to a chemical spill causing a localized environmental hazard, Science Hall is closed. Remediation crew is...

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Ford v. Tesla is the macho-man pissing match we deserve

Posted By on Tue, Nov 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Forget Ford v Ferrari. It's Ford v. Tesla that makes us want to grab some popcorn and gawk in amusement. The two automakers have been engaged in a pissing contest ever since Tesla head honcho Elon Musk unveiled the company's new "Cybertruck" — a polygonal, retro-futuristic vehicle that looks...

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Black students from Detroit 'spit on,' taunted with racial slurs during football game, school officials say

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Black Denby High School football players were spit on, pelted with garbage, and taunted with racial slurs before, during, and after a game Saturday, according to several school officials and other witnesses. Officials halted the game against Almont High School with three minutes left because of excessive personal foul...

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Out gay Detroit-area priest elected bishop in Missouri

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Rev. Deon Johnson, an out gay Detroit-area priest, has been elected to serve as the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Johnson, who was born and raised in Barbados, immigrated to New York at the age of 14. For the past 13 years, Johnson has been the...

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