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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Michiganders with autism, hearing impairments can now opt to inform law enforcement of their communication needs

Posted By on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 3:27 PM

Michigan police will now be able to identify people with deafness or autism before engaging during traffic stops, thanks to a new designation implemented by Michigan's Secretary of State earlier this week, the Associated Press reports. Jocelyn Benson was joined by advocates and members of the deaf, deafblind, and...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Canada to reopen border for nonessential travel next month — but you must be fully vaccinated

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Sixteen months after banning nonessential travel along the 5,500-mile border, Canada will soon ease travel restrictions for U.S. citizens — but there's a catch. Following months of prohibition, speculation, and frustration, Canada announced that it would reopen the U.S.-Canada border starting Aug. 9, The Washington Post reports. But only...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

FBI severely bungled Larry Nassar sex abuse investigation, new Justice Department review finds

Posted By on Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 6:52 PM

A 119-page report conducted by the Justice Department's Inspector General released Wednesday revealed that FBI officials severely mishandled its investigation of convicted criminal and former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor, Larry Nassar, The Washington Post reports. Nassar is in his third year of a life sentence for...

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Joe Louis Greenway receives nearly $4 million in federal funds, will connect Detroit, Dearborn, Hamtramck, and Highland Park

Posted By on Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 4:09 PM

The big picture is getting bigger for one massive Detroit project named after a legendary Detroit boxer which aims to safely — and green-ly — connect Detroit and its surrounding communities. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence announced Friday that the Joe Louis Greenway is the recipient of nearly $4 million in...

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Nearly half a million Michigan residents have already entered the state's vaccination lottery

Posted By on Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 12:10 PM

Nearly 500,000 Michiganders have shot their shot by getting their shot(s). An estimated half a million vaccinated Michigan residents have entered themselves into the "MI Shot To Win" vaccination lottery launched by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday in an effort to push the state’s vaccination rate by roughly 9%...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Kid Rock celebrates Pride Month by calling fans 'fucking f*****s'

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 11:01 AM

Well, happy Pride to you too, bitch. Unfortunately, it looks like it's business as usual for the problematic diarrhea-mouthed Michigan-bred deep-fried rap-rock star-turned-proud Nashville redneck, whose past is speckled with, well, diarrhea splatter, the Confederate Flag, sexism, transphobia, right-wing apologist rhetoric, "music," and disturbing drunk encounters like the one...

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Monday, June 7, 2021

John Oliver cites Vincent Chin slaying during episode dedicated to America's history of anti-Asian racism

Posted By on Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 11:19 AM

In between jokes and jabs at things like the Jollibee mascot, torturing Cars characters Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, and polls in which 42% of Americans, when asked to "name famous Asian Americans," could not name one (while only 11% named Jackie Chan), late-night host John Oliver gave a...

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Friday, May 14, 2021

Gov. Whitmer echoes CDC, lifts mask mandates for fully vaccinated Michigan residents

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2021 at 1:48 PM

Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, fully vaccinated Michigan residents no longer have to wear face masks indoors or out, and all residents, regardless of vaccination status, are no longer required to mask up outside. Masks, however, remain mandatory for unvaccinated people while gathering indoors. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the updated Gatherings...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Michigan judge boots man with 'Buttfucker 3000' as screenname from Zoom hearing

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 2:22 PM

No, this isn't a deleted scene from the 2006 dark comedy Idiocracy. This is just another day in the life of judge Jeffrey Middleton, who serves Michigan's St. Joseph County. Middleton, who is pretty well known for his transparency and calling it like it is on the r/ZoomCourt subreddit,...

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Want $50? Convince someone to get a COVID-19 vaccine and the city of Detroit will pay up

Posted By on Mon, May 3, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Things you can buy with $50: 50 2-liter bottles of Faygo (except for Cotton Candy, which is apparently $48 for one), 19.2 coney dogs, 16 family-size bags of Better Made chips, or this Shinola pen — as in, like, one single ink pen. Regardless of how you might spend...

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