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Jemele Hill named journalist of the year by Association of Black Journalists

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 2:04pm
Hill, a Detroit native and graduate of Michigan State University, has been both praised and criticized over the course of the last year for her polarizing comments on a variety of subjects. ......
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Group backing $12 minimum wage ballot petition turns in signatures

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 1:45pm

Supporters of a proposal to raise Michigan's minimum wage to $12 an hour turned in signatures for their ballot initiative Monday afternoon, saying they had "more than enough" to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.

Supporters of a proposal to raise Michigan's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022 turned in signatures for their ballot initiative Monday afternoon, saying they had "more than enough" to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.

The effort is led by the group One Fair Wage and would raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2022, and would increase the minimum wage for...

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Mona Shores school board to hire next superintendent by 2018-19 start

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 1:42pm
The district was put in a lurch after Superintendent Greg Helmer resigned in November. NORTON SHORES, MI - Mona Shores Public Schools Board of Education is on the hunt for the di......
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‘Debt-free’ community college pushed for by House Democrats

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 1:13pm
The proposal would cost about $400 million Saying "skyrocketing" college costs have driven too many people into debt, a group of House Democrats are pushing for the state to pick......
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Flint Legionnaires’ warning should have been made in ‘timely manner,’ witness says

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 12:46pm

"Right now, all I'm hearing (are) generalities," Goggins said at one point in the testimony, which is continuing Monday afternoon.

FLUSHING, MI -- A witness for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon says the public should have been warned of Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in the Flint area "in the most timely manner as possible."

Michael J. Reilly, a professor of clinical emergency medicine at New York Medical College and adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University, testified Monday, May 21, in the preliminary examination for Lyon on charges related to the Flint water crisis.

Neither Lyon nor anyone at...

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Months-old stash of first-class mail found in Postal Service trailer near Detroit

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 12:44pm
Inspector general staff had been checking the accuracy of delayed mail reports at major distribution centers in Allen Park, Pontiac and Lansing. ALLEN PARK, MI - Investigators ......
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Downtown Muskegon pop-up shops to include Segway rentals, Hawaiian ice

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 12:38pm

Spring Lake's Village Baker and a Segway rental shop are among the new retailers.

MUSKEGON, MI - Downtown Muskegon pop-up shops will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 26. 

With the addition of five new chalets - mini storefronts - Western Market will offer an exciting shopping experience in its second season. 

Opening day hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a bounce house on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The shops will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and all cruise ship and festival days. 

Located at 307...

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Coaster rider gets on Facebook Live while stuck at the top of Valravn at Cedar Point

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 11:26am

A coaster rider broadcast live on Facebook his harrowing experience of being stuck at the top of Valravn, the world's tallest dive coaster, for nearly an hour.

SANDUSKY, OHIO - A coaster rider broadcast live on Facebook his harrowing experience of being stuck at the top of Valravn, the world's tallest dive coaster, for nearly an hour.

It happened over the weekend on Saturday, May 19. Michael Stiehler, along with some friends and family, were on one of Valravn's trains when it stopped at 223 high, just before the ride's first huge drop.

While we haven't heard back from Stiehler or Cedar...

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Muskegon Heights’ first homicide victim of 2018 identified

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 11:09am
Antwaune Deshone Keys, was found early Sunday morning by police outside a home in the 2300 block of Jefferson Street in Muskegon Heights. MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - The victim of&nbs......
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1 dead in semi-truck crash on M-120, road to be closed all day

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 10:27am
The semi-truck driver died in the crash. TWIN LAKE, MI - A portion of M-120 south of Twin Lake is expected to be closed throughout the day due to a fiery semi-truck crash that le......
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See Michigan atop Copper Peak’s ski jump Memorial Day weekend

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 9:55am
As part of the U.P. Adventure Ride, visitors can enjoy one of the highest, most awe-inspiring, unobstructed vista in the Midwest overlooking over 2,500 square miles, 3 states and even Canada on a clear day. ......
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Former Muskegon High School standout leaving Nebraska football program

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Andrew Ward spent his one season in Lincoln, Neb., as a redshirt linebacker. Former Muskegon High School linebacker Andrew Ward is leaving the Nebraska football program, he annou......
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Mental health of veterans the focus of conference in Muskegon

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 8:00am
Overall, the conference aims to educate residents about veterans issues and how the trauma of war has affected their lives. MUSKEGON, MI - Community resilience and healing for mi......
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Michigan airport pushes back on DEQ request for PFAS testing

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 7:53am

Gerald R. Ford International Airport questions state's authority to regulate toxic foam chemicals.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Michigan's second-busiest airport is pushing back against state regulators looking into the possible groundwater contamination from AFFF, a chemical-based firefighting foam.

In a May 17 letter to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Gerald R. Ford International Airport managers deny using hazardous chemicals that are showing up in Cascade Township drinking water wells near the airport.

The airport also questioned the state's authority to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, writing that the DEQ is attempting to retroactively "enforce rules not promulgated in full...

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Help wanted: Teacher shortage hits Michigan’s schools

News Source: MLive
Post Date: Monday - May 21, 2018 - 6:30am

Ensuring that all children have access to highly-qualified educators remains a challenge. And it's not just a problem for Detroit.

Myron Clark knows the challenges facing Detroit's teachers. 

Student performance in the city ranked dead last in the nation when compared with other, large urban districts. School buildings have been plagued by vermin, mold and other problems. 

And this year, class sizes - in some instances -  swelled as the district struggled to fill hundreds of vacant teaching positions.  

But where others see obstacles, Clark - a long-term substitute at the district who's working to become a certified...

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