Tag: michigan

A college football player’s parents died before his Senior Day, so his dogs accompanied him onto the field

[embedded content] It’s tradition in college football for seniors to emerge from the tunnel for the final game of their collegiate career and run onto the field to one last ovation, an event players usually celebrate with family. Michigan State University cornerback Josh Butler lost both of his parents before they could meet him on […]

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Man fishing with a magnet in a Michigan river makes an explosive discovery

The magnet fisherman was hoping to find something interesting when he dropped his line in the Grand River on Tuesday, but then he pulled up something explosive. The magnet fisherman was hoping to find something interesting when he dropped his line in the Grand River on Tuesday, but then he pulled up something explosive. We […]

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How to Break the Poverty Cycle

In 1962, 58 African-American 3- and 4-year-olds, all from poor familiesand likely candidates for failure in school, enrolled in Perry Preschool in Ypsilanti, Mich. This was a novel venture, and parents clamored to sign their children up. Louise Derman-Sparks, who taught there, told me she “fell in love with the kids. They were so excited, […]

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Corruption Inquiry Spreads to U.A.W. Lakeside Resort

ONAWAY, Mich. — The United Auto Workers union is based in Detroit, but its spiritual home lies 250 miles to the north, in a dense and remote forest on the shores of Black Lake. Here, 40 miles from the nearest Starbucks, the U.A.W. owns a spartan retreat known to few people outside the auto industry, […]

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Detroit police officer fatally shot, another wounded during home invasion, authorities say

A veteran Detroit police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout with a man accused of invading a home on the city’s west side, police said. The 28-year-old suspect, who investigators believe entered the house on Wednesday evening while looking for his girlfriend, fired a high-powered rifle at officers after they’d arrived to […]

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Strangers drive elephant table from Minnesota to Michigan to surprise grieving mom

Please enable Javascript to watch this video PORTAGE, Mich. (WXMI) — Prior to Tuesday morning, Sara Hutchinson and Julie Thomas had never met. However, they spent the last week messaging back and forth about how to transport a two-foot tall elephant table from Indiana to Michigan.  “I’m the elephant drop,” said Thomas in the parking […]

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Manafort’s 2016 Gambit: A Back Channel From Trump Camp to Labor

In the summer of 2016, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, proclaimed Midwestern states like Michigan and Wisconsin to be critical to the campaign’s strategy. Behind the scenes, he was actively trying to execute that strategy — sometimes in highly unorthodox ways. According to three people close to the 2016 Trump campaign, Mr. Manafort sought […]

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McDonald’s Lawsuit Targets ‘Pervasive’ Culture of Sexual Harassment

A former McDonald’s employee who says she was assaulted by a manager at a Michigan store who grabbed her breasts and buttocks is suing the chain, blaming her mistreatment on what she called a culture of sexual harassment. The suit, filed on Tuesday, comes as hundreds of McDonald’s employees in Michigan are planning to go […]

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Judge Greg Mathis Donates 50,000 Bottles Of Water To Flint Schools

Judge Greg Mathis is furthering his efforts to help individuals impacted by the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. According to NBC News, the Detroit native recently donated 50,000 bottles of water to the city’s students. After learning about the cognitive effects that the contaminated water has had on several students within the school system, Mathis […]

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Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows

A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans. If the Democratic presidential primary were being held today, whom would you vote for? Ariz. 209 surveyed Biden Warren Sanders Buttigieg Klobuchar Harris Gabbard Yang Booker O’Rourke Don’t know Source: New York Times Upshot/Siena […]

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In Flint, Mich., Lead Crisis Moves From Homes to Schools

ImageNakiya Wakes and her son, Jaylon, in Flint, Mich.Credit…Brittany Greeson for The New York Times FLINT, Mich. — Nakiya Wakes could not understand how her wiry, toothy-grinned 6-year-old had gone from hyperactive one school year to what teachers described as hysterical the next. Then, in 2015, the state of Michigan delivered a diagnosis of sorts: […]

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Medical students take to the streets to give free care to Detroit’s homeless

× Medical students take to the streets to give free care to Detroit’s homeless DETROIT – Armed with care packages, clothes, and clinical supplies, medical students in Detroit are learning outside the classroom. They are bringing their knowledge to the streets, providing free health care to the city’s homeless. Each week, students under the supervision of […]

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Gary Jones, U.A.W. President, to Take a Leave of Absence

Gary Jones, the president of the United Automobile Workers union, which is under investigation over allegations of financial wrongdoing, is taking a leave of absence, the union said in a statement on Saturday. The union said Mr. Jones sought the leave of absence after a vote by its executive board. The statement did not elaborate […]

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Midwestern Brewery Whose Manager Basically Claimed He Didn’t See Black People Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A prominent Midwestern brewery has settled a discrimination lawsuit with a former employee who claimed he was fired after reporting various incidents of racial discrimination at the business. Tracy Evans’ lawsuit against Detroit-based Founders Brewing attracted national attention when one of its managers in a deposition claimed he “couldn’t be sure what constituted a black […]

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A Robbery Ring Targeted Indian-Americans. Its Leader Got 37 Years in Prison.

There was a method to the robberies: One crew member, usually a woman, would knock on the door. Then others, donning bandannas and brandishing firearms, would storm the home when someone answered and corral its occupants. While one robber restrained the victims with duct tape and threats of violence, prosecutors said, another would ransack the […]

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Detroit Students Are Making a Federal Case Out of What They Say Was an Education So Poor, It Violated Their Constitutional Rights

An eighth-grader teaching his fellow students math for a month when the teacher quit. Third- and fourth-grade materials in high school classes. Glass-covered playgrounds and burst pipes in schoolrooms. These are some of the wretched conditions plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit charge they faced while being educated in Detroit’s public schools. They’re placing blame on […]

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How to Get a Better Deal From a Real Estate Agent

When I bought a home a few months ago, my real estate agent handed me a check worth tens of thousands of dollars — a rebate on his commission. Windfalls like that could become more common if home buyers demand better deals. Typically an agent earns a commission of perhaps 2.5 to 3 percent of […]

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