Tag: michigan

The Freshmen: Elissa Slotkin Confronts the Impeachment Backlash

Image Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Freshmen: Elissa Slotkin Confronts the Impeachment Backlash A moderate House Democrat who supports the impeachment inquiry now faces a district of swing voters who aren’t so sure. Days after moderate House Democrats announced they would support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, a recess began and they returned home […]

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G.M. Strike’s Economic Toll: Idle Trucks, Packed Warehouses

The truck drivers at Phoenix Transit & Logistics in Dearborn, Mich., are long gone. Around three dozen of the trailers they once ferried between auto plants — packed with dashboards, engine components, lights and other parts for General Motors — are sitting in a lot with nowhere to go. It’s an increasingly familiar scene as […]

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He’s Just a Good Ol’ Boy: Fired Michigan Cop’s Excuse for Having a KKK Application in His Home

Photo: iStock If you grew up during the ’80s when The Dukes of Hazzard ruled the TV airwaves, then you’re probably familiar with the opening lines from its Waylon Jennings-penned theme song: “Just’a good ol’ boys, Never meaning no harm …” And that, in a nutshell, is the excuse being offered up by a Michigan […]

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Berry Gordy Announces His Retirement at 89

Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images) After six decades in the entertainment industry, Berry Gordy is calling it quits. According to the Detroit Free Press, the 89-year-old music mogul made the surprise announcement on Sunday during Motown’s 60th-anniversary Hitsville Honors ceremony at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall. After accepting the Motown Legacy Award from filmmaker Lee Daniels, Gordy […]

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Refugee Cutbacks Could Isolate Rohingya Children in the U.S.

ELK RAPIDS, Mich. — Not long after Hefzur Rahman enrolled at his new school in Michigan three years ago, his fifth-grade class studied the subhuman conditions that enslaved Africans endured in overcrowded ships bound for North America. He knew what it was like to be on a boat in fear for his life, he told […]

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Michigan vs Wisconsin Prediction: Betting Line, Odds & Pick

Getty MADISON, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 07: Jonathan Taylor #23 of the Wisconsin Badgers scores a touchdown past Da’Quaun Jamison #6 of the Central Michigan Chippewas in the first quarter at Camp Randall Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) The last time the Michigan Wolverines took the field, they […]

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Michigan Warns Residents About Mosquito-Borne Illness After a Death

Health authorities in Michigan have warned residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites that can transmit a virus that has recently sickened three people in the state, one of them fatally. A statement from Kalamazoo County’s Health and Community Services on Sept. 6 said that two people had been sickened by the virus that causes […]

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No Charges Filed Against Police Officer Who Killed 11-Year-Old Riding a Bike: ‘Justice Was Not Served’

Image: iStock In what has become an all too familiar outcome, another officer of the law will go unpunished for his role in taking a young black life. WWMT reports that after reviewing the death of 11-year-old Norman Hood of Battle Creek, Mich., the special prosecutor assigned to the case declined to file criminal charges […]

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Michigan Cop Found With KKK Application in His Home Fired

Photo: iStock Nearly a month after a framed KKK application was found in his home, the Muskegon Police Department has fired veteran police officer Charles Anderson. The cop had been placed on administrative leave after a black homebuyer came across the KKK memorabilia and other racist insignia in Anderson’s home, which was up for sale. […]

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Trophy Hunter Seeks to Import Parts of Rare Rhino He Paid $400,000 to Kill

A Michigan trophy hunter who paid $400,000 to kill a rare black rhinoceros in Africa in 2018 is seeking a federal permit to allow him to import its skin, skull and horns to the United States, according to government records. The hunter, Chris D. Peyerk of Shelby Township, Mich., applied in April for the permit, […]

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Have We Hit Peak Vape Panic?

ImageCreditIllustration by Nicholas Konrad, Photographs by Nicholas McComber/Getty Images, Nick Cote for The New York Times, Rachel Woolf for The New York Times, Cayce Clifford for The New York Times. This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. What just happened: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer […]

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Sahara-Level Sand Dunes, Mediterranean-Blue Water: Welcome to Michigan

The Dune Climb is one of the most popular things to do in a remarkably beautiful, off-the-radar corner of northwest Michigan called Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Yet it had me suffering like a modern-day Sisyphus on a June afternoon. With each oxygen-sucking, uphill step, I slipped and slid backward on the sandy slope. My […]

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Woman Who Wanted to Keep Michigan Town White ‘As Possible’ Withdraws Her City Council Bid, But Not Before Saying More Racist Nonsense

Photo: iStock Jean Cramer, a city council candidate in Michigan who publicly said she wanted to keep her community as white “as possible,” withdrew her candidacy on Monday. For the first time since espousing her racist views at a candidate forum last week, Cramer showed the barest sliver of good sense, submitting a one-sentence letter […]

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Michigan City County Candidate Wants to Keep County as White ‘As Possible’

Image: Istockphoto When we at The Root note that President Trump emboldens white supremacy, we aren’t just talking about the marching thugs dressed in khakis, wielding tiki torches and punchable faces; we’re also talking about the albino walrus in the highest office using his platform to normalize hate speech. The trickle-down effect appears to be […]

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Democrats Are Getting Very Serious About the Native American Vote

What do the 573 federally recognized nations of American Indians and Alaska Natives all have in common? A never-ending need for lawyers. The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum held this week in Sioux City, Iowa, at which 11 presidential candidates fielded questions from indigenous elected officials and activists, was a rousing two-day argument for […]

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