Whitmer Approval Rating Drops, James in Dead Heat with Peters in New Michigan Poll

A new survey of Michigan voters found that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s approval rating has dropped by more than seven percentage points since June.

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Iraqi Consulate in Detroit Opened for ‘Condolences’ for Soleimani

The Iraqi Consulate General in Detroit held a memorial event for Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, the leader of a designated terrorist organization who was killed last week in a U.S. airstrike.

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Attorney General Barr Announces Federal Crackdown on Crime in Detroit, Other Major Cities

U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently spoke at a press conference in Detroit where he announced a new federal program that will “surge an unparalleled amount of federal backing” to the most dangerous cities in America.

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GM Strike Cost Automaker Estimated $3 Billion, $18.5 Million in Lost Michigan Income Tax Revenue

The United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors cost the company $1 billion in earnings and that number is expected to rise to $3 billion on the year, CEO Mary Barra said in a phone call with investors this week.

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Board Members Call for Wayne State President’s Resignation Following Free Tuition Program

Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson recently announced that the school will begin providing free tuition to all high school graduates from Detroit, which prompted some members of the Board of Governors to call for his resignation.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Joins Fellow Michigander Sen. Stephanie Chang in Calling for $12 Million Public Health Fund in Response to New FCA Plant

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) joined with State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) for a press conference Monday on the site of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) new assembly plant in Detroit.

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Tlaib Doubles Down on Detaining Trump Officials, Says ‘Serious Conversations’ Happening

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) doubled down on her claim that Democrats are considering how to detain White House officials who defy congressional subpoenas in a recent interview.

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Detroit Police Chief ‘Appalled’ by Tlaib’s ‘Racist’ Comments About Facial Recognition

Detroit Police Chief James Craig was on Fox News Thursday to discuss Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI-13) recent visit to the department’s Real Time Crime Center, where the first-term congresswoman suggested that only African Americans should be allowed to work as facial recognition analysts.

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American Inventor Series: Dave Goode, Skiing Pioneer

Michigan native David Goode launched one of the country’s most successful snow and water ski companies in 1975 when he was just 19 years old. He was a member of the U.S. downhill ski team at the time, but his career was sidetracked by an ankle injury.

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United Auto Workers Calls National Strike Against General Motors

The United Auto Workers announced Sunday that local union leaders from across the country voted to go on strike after its collective bargaining agreement with General Motors expired Saturday night.

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Eight Kmarts to Close by Mid-December, Leaving Three Stores in State That Iconic Brand Calls Home

Eight Michigan Kmart stores, including several in Mid-Michigan will close, leaving only a trio of locations in the state to which the chain traces its roots.

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Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon Endorses Sen. Cory Booker for President

Benny Napoleon, sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan’s most populated county, endorsed presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) because he supposedly is the best one to address race relations, according to a story by Detroit Metro Times.

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‘The Economy is Back, Jobs are Back, and America is Back,’ Vice President Pence Tells Detroit Economic Club

President Donald Trump has revived America’s economy, and warned against electing a Democrat in 2020, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday during an appearance in Detroit.

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In Aftermath of Storms, Michigan State Rep. Johnson Continues Call to Allow Microgrid Use by Critical Facilities

With hundreds of thousands of households across Michigan left without power in the wake of severe storms, State Rep. Steven Johnson (R-MI-72) said circumstances like these emphasize the need to allow microgrid infrastructure in Michigan.

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Detroit Billboard Raises a Beef With Gary Peters Over Green New Deal Plan to Restrict Red Meat Use

A new billboard campaign is pointing out that some Democratic presidential candidates do not think beef should be for any meal, period.

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Michigan Young Republicans Announce Plans to ‘Re-Energize’ Organization

  The Michigan Young Republicans organization announced its plans for expansion Tuesday and unveiled a number of new leadership changes. Abby Oliver, a Grand Rapids resident, has been named chairwoman of the Michigan Young Republicans and will replace outgoing Chairman Kyle Brethauer, according to a press release. Matthew Yascolt will…

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Michigan Announces ‘Social Equity Program’ That Will Provide State Aid to Marijuana Start-Ups

  The State of Michigan is rolling out a Social Equity Program to encourage participation in the marijuana industry in particular cities, but it’s receiving mixed reviews. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) has identified 19 “disproportionately impacted communities” for special assistance. According to its July 18 press release, the cities…

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