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Monday, September 14, 2020

Bee-lieve it or not, Michigan bee populations are on the rise according to new data

Posted By on Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 12:14 PM

In news that doesn't sting, a recent study found that Michigan bee populations are up 50% since 2018. New data published by Spring Hill Nursery, which used research from the United States Department of Agriculture, ranked Michigan fourth in states with the highest bee colony growth. Michigan follows Nebraska,...

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Kroger to discontinue 'Hero Bonus' for frontline workers, unions urge for an extension, safer conditions

Posted By on Mon, May 11, 2020 at 2:10 PM

It may be the end of the aisle for a meager hourly bonus for essential grocery workers risking their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. In late March, Kroger announced that it would provide thousands of its hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy, and call center associates with weekly...

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bartender sues Detroit’s Ready Player One bar arcade for sexual harassment and retaliation

Posted By on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 11:28 AM

A former female bartender at downtown Detroit’s popular Ready Player One bar arcade is suing the company for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation, as well as violations of the Persons With Disability Act. The suit, filed in August in Wayne County Circuit Court by Stacey Watrobski, claims that she...

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Reminder: Black Republican John James took white supremacist campaign cash

Posted By on Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 11:17 AM

Black Republican and Trump supporter John James announced this week that he would be challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. Gary Peters in the 202o election. James is terrible for a number of reasons — he's anti-choice. He supports the Trump tax cuts, which raised taxes on the middle class while...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Detroit man drops 'gardening while black' lawsuit brought against white woman

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 11:44 AM

A black urban farmer in Detroit who last year was falsely accused by three white women of a range of crimes in calls to police has dropped one of his lawsuits against them. Two of the women didn't respond to the suits filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, so...

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Detroit bar crawl organizers criticized for using photo of partygoers dressed up as 'Mexicans'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 9:20 AM

A New York City-based party organizer apologized on Wednesday after receiving criticism on social media from Southwest Detroit community leaders over its use of offensive marketing material that showed a group of white women dressed up as "Mexican" stereotypes. The material is part of Bar Crawl Live's Facebook event...

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Snyder signs bills that gut $12 per hour minimum wage, paid sick time laws

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday afternoon signed into law bills that gut the $12 per hour minimum wage and paid sick time laws. The minimum wage law would have increased the state's meager $9.25 per hour minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2022, and included a $12 per...

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Friday, October 12, 2018

UFO Factory announces opening month lineup, Laika Dog return

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 9:21 AM

The UFO Factory is back from the grave on Oct. 26, and it's packed its first month's calendar with some of Detroit's favorite acts. The relaunch weekend also includes on Sunday the return of the venue's hot dog, grilled cheese, and tater tot purveyor, Laika Dog. The line up...

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Monday, September 24, 2018

High Dive bar takes over former Carbon space in Hamtramck

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Hamtramck's former Carbon bar/nightclub will soon be something decidedly different from its former self. That's because Los Angeles native and muralist Shark Toof is converting the somewhat aggressive hangout spot into a much more chill bar. It's the first bar for Shark Toof, who moved to the area after...

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Grey Ghost team opens neighborhood bar and restaurant Second Best in Midtown

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 1:03 PM

A new bar and restaurant by Four Man Ladder Management — the team behind Grey Ghost and Livernois Tap — called Second Best is up and running in Midtown. The restaurant and bar sits across the street from Grey Ghost, but is a much more casual spot than the...

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