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Thursday, November 16, 2017

How Moroun family money nearly cost a city council member her seat

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 6:55 AM

As last week’s municipal election disappears in the rear-view mirror, it’s worth noting just how hard-fought City Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-Lopez’s re-election campaign was. The challenger was backed by big money that helped turn the campaign into one of the most expensive and nastiest this past election cycle. And right...

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fundraiser seeks help uncovering the truth about Wayne County foreclosures

Posted By on Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 1:50 PM

When it comes to Wayne County tax foreclosures, some of the gaps in what even supposed experts know about it are surprising. Few people know this better than Jerry Paffendorf, the CEO of Loveland Technologies. Despite his firm's best efforts to track the county's tax foreclosures in Detroit, it's difficult...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Maggots, unrefrigerated bodies, and blood-stained pillows lead to Flint funeral home closure

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 1:46 PM

It's like a scene out of a horror movie. State investigators found maggots on a garage floor and door, unrefrigerated bodies in an un-air-conditioned area, and blood- and fluid-stained casket pillows laying in a hallway at the Swanson Funeral Home in Flint, which led to their decision to suspend the funeral...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Why the Detroit Historical Museum's new 1967 exhibit needs to be seen

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:04 AM

When it comes to looking back on what went down in Detroit in late July of 1967, the fable of the blind men and the elephant was never more apt. Depending on who you are – and where you live – chances are there are people who register what...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver poised to announce long-term water provider

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:44 AM

According to a report from NBC News, "Flint's mayor is poised to make a recommendation on where the Michigan city should get its drinking water on the long term." The announcement is expected today. The news brief notes that Mayor Weaver had remained committed to drawing Huron River water...

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

State legislators will introduce resolution opposing Nestlé's water grab

Posted By on Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 6:18 AM

Two state representatives say they'll introduce a resolution opposing approval of Nestlé Waters North America's plans to withdraw tens of millions of more gallons of water from Michigan. The resolution, to be introduced by state Reps. Terry J. Sabo (D-Muskegon) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), urges Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of...

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Betsy's at it again, comparing schools to ride-sharing apps

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Heavens to Betsy. Billionaire and current Secretary of Education Betsy Devos is once again making outlandish statements that prove she's as qualified to run public education as a tomato. In a speech made to the Brookings Institute, DeVos said the following: Let me offer this example from a different part...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Canada to legalize marijuana by 2018, according to reports

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Looks like Windsor is about to experience a population boom. According to reports from CBC News and Bloomberg, Canadian Prime Minister and smarmy babe Justin Trudeau will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana by July 2018 — just a little more than a year from now. The reports have not been...

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Trump's America: Eastern Market plot "reserved for future internment camp”

Posted By on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 4:24 PM

A sign bearing a presidential seal has been posted on a fenced-off plot in Eastern Market designating the area the site of a “Future Internment Camp.” Printed in dull government hues and scrawled with President Donald Trump's signature, the sign citing "Executive order 9066" almost appears real. Fortunately, it’s...

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Beneath the boil: It's just an 'equipment malfunction' — or is it?

Posted By on Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Starting the day by boiling a kettle of water is no strange thing to us: That's how we make our pour over coffee and start the day. But today, waking up smack in the middle of the boil-water-advisory zone comprising much of Detroit, Highland Park, and all of Hamtramck,...

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