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  • Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills to Support Crime Victims, Provide Services and Strengthen Privacy

    Michigan News|Nov 16, 2023

    LANSING, Mich. - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation aimed at supporting the victims of crimes by boosting access to support services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, adding privacy protections, and allowing oral impact statements to be given virtually. "As a former prosecutor, I am committed to supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault," said Governor Whitmer. "The bipartisan Michigan Crime Victims' Rights Package will improve...

  • Censured Michigan congresswoman says she will not be silenced

    Farah Siddiqi, Michigan News Connection|Nov 16, 2023

    Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the sole Palestinian-American voice in Congress, was officially reprimanded last Tuesday, but many of her colleagues say she will not stop fighting for peace. A 234 to 188 vote of nearly all Republicans and enough Democrats sealed Tlaib's censure, a punishment proposed by Republican Congressman Rich McCormick of Georgia. Tlaib held back tears as she asserted her position. "I can't believe I have to say this, but Palestinian people are not disposable. We are human...

  • Wayne County Commissioners approve additional American Recovery Plan Act projects

    Wayne County Staff|Nov 16, 2023

    Wayne County Commissioners today unanimously authorized a total of nearly $21.5 million in additional American Recovery Plan Act of 2021 projects to benefit students and seniors. Approved recipients include: - The Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), which will receive up to $13,495,129 to provide mental health counselors and reading and mathematics coaches in 32 public school districts, and charter schools, under its jurisdiction in suburban communities. - The city of...

  • Honorable Discharges for 110 Buffalo Soldiers Convicted in Aftermath of 1917 Houston Riots

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Nov 16, 2023

    Army Secretary Christine Wormuth formally gave the greenlight to overturn the court-martial convictions of 110 Black soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the Buffalo Soldiers. The Army said in a news release that officials made the decision based on a suggestion from the Board for Correction of Military Records and to atone for the unfair treatment of soldiers after the 1917 Houston Riots. "After a thorough review, the Board has found that these Soldiers...

  • Lincoln Park Public Schools partners with Corewell Health to provide on-the-job internships, career skills

    Christopher Behnan|Nov 16, 2023

    LINCOLN PARK, Mich. - Lincoln Park Public Schools has announced a new partnership with Corewell Health Trenton to provide on-the-job internships for adult students ages 18 to 26 with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The partnership, part of the nationwide Project SEARCH program, offers students the opportunity to gain real-world skills in food service, marketing, sales, custodial services and more that can be applied to numerous fields. Students receive a combination of classroom...

  • Michigan Department of Civil Rights Files Formal Charge of Discrimination Against Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC

    Vicki Levengood|Nov 16, 2023

    Lansing, MI-After investigating several certified complaints filed against a Traverse City salon, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) today filed a formal charge of discrimination against the Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC. In the charge, MDCR asserts that after an investigation of at least three complaints filed with the agency, they have found that statements published by Studio 8 Hair Lab LLC on social media and elsewhere denying services to individuals based on sex is a violation of the st...

  • Michigan Must Stand Up to Big Tobacco

    Michelle Zimmerman, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network|Nov 16, 2023

    LANSING, MICH. – November 14, 2023 – Elected officials must do more to support the residents of Michigan who want to quit using tobacco products, say cancer patients, survivors, and advocates who are marking the American Cancer Society's 48th annual Great American Smokeout® this Thursday. The Great American Smokeout is a day for people who use tobacco to create a plan to quit. Not only does the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) want to help people quit, but it also wan...

  • Tips for online shoppers to prevent porch pirate thefts

    The Community|Nov 16, 2023

    As online shoppers hit "add to cart" earlier in the holiday shopping season – starting with Amazon Prime Big Deal Days back in October and ramping up to Christmas Day – more and more packages are dropping at front doors. The holidays are a top season for online shopping of expensive, high-end gifts and items such as electronics, jewelry and toys – and theft of those packages can be a costly loss. The uptick in early online shopping and deliveries presents a prime opportunity for theft from...


    Nov 16, 2023

    Students from University of Michigan put the final touches on their latest mural in Southwest Detroit. This one is located at the corner of Fort St. & Visger...