Category Archives: Michigan News

Whitmer Proposes Unemployment Benefits for Employed Workers

Whitmer Proposes Unemployment Benefits for Employed Workers

Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty June 15, 2021 ~ Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that she plans to expand the state’s Work Share program, allowing specific employees returning to work to receive a $300 bonus per week. “We’re going to use the federal $300 per week in unemployment benefits to our advantage, so we can…

Kwame Kilpatrick Delivers Sermon in First Public Event Since Release From Prison

Kwame Kilpatrick Delivers Sermon in First Public Event Since Release From Prison

Photo: Monica Morgan / WireImage June 14, 2021 ~ Sunday, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick delivered a sermon at the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church in his first public event since his release from prison. The sermon, based in biblical scripture, was named by Kilpatrick: “It’s Not Time to Die.” “I would like to thank…

Supreme Court: Board has ‘Legal Duty’ to Verify Unlock Michigan Signatures

Supreme Court: Board has ‘Legal Duty’ to Verify Unlock Michigan Signatures

Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty LANSING, June 11, 2021 ~ Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the Board of State of Canvassers “has a clear legal duty” to certify the Unlock Michigan petition and pass the proposal on to the state Legislature. “We urge the Michigan House and Senate to act promptly to finally…

Governor Whitmer’s Approval Ratings Drop

Governor Whitmer’s Approval Ratings Drop

Photo: Brittany Greeson for The Washington Post via Getty LANSING, June 10, 2021 ~ Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s approval ratings have fallen after a string of controversies. According to a survey of 600 registered Michigan voters, 50% of participants approved, while 44% said they disapproved of Whitmer’s performance. A similar survey conducted in February found 58%…

Air Force Passes Over Selfridge Air Base as New F-35 Training Location

Air Force Passes Over Selfridge Air Base as New F-35 Training Location

Photo: George Frey / Getty LANSING, June 4, 2021 ~ The United States Air Force has not selected Michigan’s Selfridge Air National Guard Base as the host for a new F-35 Lightning II training center. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow have voiced their distaste with the decision, and are asking for answers from Air…

Detroit Interim Police Chief James White Lays Out Plans for Summer

Detroit Interim Police Chief James White Lays Out Plans for Summer

DETROIT, June 3, 2021 ~ Tuesday, Detroit Interim Police Chief James White is in charge of the department following James Craig’s June 1 retirement. White was quick to announce the problems he will be immediately addressing. “Particularly going into the summer, the state is opening up, there is a lot going on right now, so violent…

Consumers Energy Raises Afternoon Usage Rates 50%

Consumers Energy Raises Afternoon Usage Rates 50%

LANSING, June 2, 2021 ~ This week, Consumers Energy began charging their 1.6 million customers 50% more during peak afternoon usage hours. The company announced the increased rate is effective weekdays starting Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is set to remain through September. “We are trying to encourage customers to take charge of…

100 Year-Old Message Found in Bottle at Michigan Central Station

100 Year-Old Message Found in Bottle at Michigan Central Station

Photo: Bill Pugliano / Getty DETROIT, May 28, 2021 ~ Restoration crews are finding a myriad of artifacts inside Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. Demolition Laborer Lukas Nielson came across a glass bottle while tearing down old plaster. Inside the pre-prohibition Stroh’s bottle was a 108 year handwritten note, still legible. May 28, 2021 ~ Ford…

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