Category Archives: Michigan News

Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland Pleads Guilty to Felony Misconduct

Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland Pleads Guilty to Felony Misconduct

Photo: Raymond Boyd / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty DETROIT, May 5, 2021 ~ Monday, Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland pleaded guilty to felony misconduct in office and resigned his city council seat. “Unfortunately, I crossed a line,” Leland said. “This sad day marks the end of 41 years in which a member of the…

Michigan to Lose Seat in House of Representatives Following 2020 Census

Michigan to Lose Seat in House of Representatives Following 2020 Census

LANSING, April 27, 2021 ~ Monday, an announcement from the Census Bureau stated that seven seats will shift in the US House of Representatives. Michigan is to be among the seven states to lose a seat, despite a 2% increase in population over the last decade. “The American public deserves a big thank you for…

University of Michigan Announces Student Vaccination Requirements

University of Michigan Announces Student Vaccination Requirements

Photo: Raymond Boyd / Getty ANN ARBOR, April 23, 2021 ~ University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Dearborn will require students living on campus to be vaccinated for COVID-19 when fall semester 2021 begins, according to a Friday post on Twitter. “We know that widespread vaccination will be the only way to facilitate a return to…

Lumber Prices Soar 112% Since 2020; Does this Affect Your Next Building Project?

Lumber Prices Soar 112% Since 2020; Does this Affect Your Next Building Project?

DETROIT, April 8, 2021 ~ The prices of lumber are skyrocketing nationwide, and builders and buyers are suffering from it. While interest rates for loans are down, the prices of flooring, concrete and other building materials are rising.  According to the National Association of Home Builders, current lumber prices are adding upwards of $24,000 to…

GOP Chairman Ron Weiser Calls Whitmer, Nessel, Benson “Witches”

GOP Chairman Ron Weiser Calls Whitmer, Nessel, Benson “Witches”

Photo: JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty LANSING, April 6, 2021 ~ Member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents and Chair of the Michigan Republican Party Ron Weiser has been censured by the U of M’s Board of Regents after referring to Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer…

DIA Board Members Resign Amidst Controversy Surrounding Director

DIA Board Members Resign Amidst Controversy Surrounding Director

DETROIT, March 30, 2021 ~ Several trustees from the Detroit Institute of Arts have resigned following multiple controversies surrounding Museum Director Salvador Salort-Pons. Controversy began last summer, when there was an ethical breach involving the director receiving a loaned El Greco painting owned by his father-in-law, according to reports. Another report – from a recording…

News/Talk 760 WJR Named “Commercial Radio Station of the Year”

News/Talk 760 WJR Named “Commercial Radio Station of the Year”

DETROIT, March 26, 2021 ~ The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has named News/Talk 760 WJR “Commercial Radio Station of the Year” for the 17th time since 2000. Additionally, 760 WJR received 17 other awards, including eight “Merit Awards,” as well as nine “Best Awards.”  Received awards and the associated shows / features are as follows:…

Dan Gilbert to Invest $500 Million into Detroit Neighborhoods

Dan Gilbert to Invest $500 Million into Detroit Neighborhoods

Photo: Paul Warner / Getty DETROIT, March 25, 2021 ~ Billionaire Dan Gilbert talked on CBS Thursday about his plan to invest $500 million into Detroit over the next decade. This was his first in-depth TV interview since he suffered a stroke in 2019.  The stroke occurred in the right side of his brain, causing…

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