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Articles from the March 21, 2019 edition

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Women should look into Construction jobs

LANSING, Mich.- To drive home Gov. Whitmer's call to lower the gender parity and skills gap, the Talent and Economic Development (Ted) Department of Michigan teamed up with National Association of... Full story

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 21, 2019

Detroit Church's Community Tutoring Program Encourages Young Scholars Broadstreet Presbyterian Church is filling a need

An old African proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child. The congregation of Broadstreet Presbyterian Church may have had that proverb in mind when they noticed a need concerning the... Full story

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    March 21, 2019

The Meat Tax

According to Webster it is a tax on certain things that are made, sold, or used within a country. An excise tax, more commonly known as a “sin tax” is usually reserved for products that are... Full story

 

Recognizing First Lady Michelle Obama

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American writer, lawyer, and university administrator who was First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama, and was the... Full story

 

Attorney General Dana Nessel Officially Launches New Hate Crimes Unit

LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel has officially launched her new Hate Crimes Unit within the Criminal Division of the Department of Attorney General that is charged with investigating and prosecuting hate crimes. Assistant Attorney General Su... Full story

 

River Rouge Home to 'The Little Shelter That Could'

The small brick building on Pleasant Street that once served as River Rouge’s City Pound is now a more gratifying operation. Having made the transition to a rescue-friendly animal shelter in 2012,... Full story

 

Minimum Wage Increase for Michigan Employees Takes Effect March 29

Effective March 29, 2019, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase from $9.25 to $9.45 per hour. A copy of the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (Public Act 337 of 2018) and related resources – including the required poster – can be found... Full story

 

Red Bull Arts Detroit:

The Slideshow Series is a program Red Bull Arts Detroit has adapted from it's New York counterpart. The series invites artists, and professionals of all forms to present an area of interest or... Full story

 

Tidying Up Your Finances

(StatePoint) The cultural phenomenon sparked by professional organizing consultant Marie Kondo has motivated millions worldwide to declutter. While cleaning out your closet and making a financial... Full story

 

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