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Fall is just around the corner. Check out some colorful art from one the art museums listed below!
For more information consult the Michigan Activity Pass brochure. (Prior to your visit, please call ahead or check the museum's website in order to verify hours of operation, etc.)
Arthur Secunda Museum at Cleary University, Howell
517-586-3002 | http://www.cleary.edu/secunda/index.aspx
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills
148-645-3323 | http://www.cranbrookart.edu/museum/
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
313-833-7900 | http://www.dia.org/
DeVos Art Museum, Marquette
906-227-1481 | http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint
810-234-1695 | http://www.flintarts.org/museum/about.html
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw
989-964-7125 | http://marshallfredericks.org/#
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon
231-720-2570 | http://muskegonartmuseum.org/
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit
313-832-6622 | http://www.mocadetroit.org/
Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw
989-754-2491 | http://saginawartmuseum.org/
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids
616-454-7000 | http://uica.org/
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The Detroit Lions move to the suburbs.
Over sixty thousand fans gathered to watch the Detroit Lions play their first game in the new Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium, later called the Pontiac Silverdome. The Lions beat the Kansas City Chiefs in an exhibition game.
Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
James Edmund Scripps published the first issue of the The Evening News, predecessor of the Detroit News. Scripps had a revolutionary idea in newspaper publishing. Instead of depending on support from a political party, he sought to boost circulation by selling ads to make money. The News distinguished itself from its competitors, such as the Detroit Free Press, by charging less per issue and by focusing on sensational news. The paper cost 2 cents, while most other papers cost 5 cents. The paper proved so successful that it ultimately absorbed competitors like the Detroit Tribune in 1919, the Detroit Journal in 1922 and the Detroit Times in 1960.
Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
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Michigan Every Day
For another article, see Holly Fournier, "Detroit News celebrates a birthday; Paper marks 139 years of local, state and national coverage", Detroit News, August 23, 2012.
Baird Pays Back Taxes As Democrats Call For Ouster
Key Snyder aide Rich Baird cleared up at least one of the issues that erupted Thursday, correcting the property tax status for his Michigan home and paying back taxes. But Democrats said the revelations that Mr. Baird had filed for principal residence exemptions and was registered to vote in both Michigan and Illinois, combined with other issues in which he had played a role as part of the administration, were enough that Governor Rick Snyder should fire him.
Land Supporting Weiser For U-M Regent, Courser Doesn't Endorse Calley or Nakagiri
With the Republican Party State Convention taking place Saturday in Novi, tea party activist Todd Courser said in an email to supporters this week that neither of the candidates for lieutenant governor has demonstrated he is the "better voice" for the conservative cause.
Assessment Switching Not Blocking Federal Waiver
Michigan Department of Education officials had warned that Michigan could lose its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act requirements if it did not, for the coming school year, change to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test, but federal officials said this week they would overlook next year's continuation of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests.
Peters: Ferguson Raises Serious Questions On Police Tactics
In the wake of questions about the wisdom of the federal government providing out-of-service military equipment to local police agencies after the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Gary Peters said Friday "very serious questions" are warranted.
Appearing on the Michigan Public Radio Network's "Michigan Calling" program, Mr. Peters said police need to be able to deal with dangerous situations, but there also must be strict guidelines on when military-type equipment is used and training for officers on how and when to use it.
Baird Controversy Gives Dems' Theme On Snyder Added Weight
The revelation that Rich Baird, a top aide to Governor Rick Snyder, had improperly claimed the same type of property tax exemption in two states as well as having registered to vote in both states keeps Mr. Snyder on the defensive against Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, political analysts said Friday. Mr. Baird's situation alone is not so much the problem, but it comes after a series of flaps, the analysts said. It comes right after Scott Woosley, the head of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, resigned after the discovery he had improperly billed the state for liquor and other questionable expenses. Similar mini-scandals have hit the administration in the past year, such as continuing to pay former Treasurer Andy Dillon his treasurer's salary while he was serving in a consulting role, big raises for Treasury employees and a furniture contract tied to Mr. Snyder's cousin.
Two Outside Groups Launch New U.S. Senate Ads
Outside groups continue to air ads criticizing the two candidates for U.S. Senate, this time with the League of Conservation Voters going after Republican Terri Land and Ending Spending targeting Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters.
Snyder Requests Preliminary Damage Assessments In Flooded Counties
Governor Rick Snyder announced on Friday he has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a joint Preliminary Damage Assessment with state and local officials in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties after last week's floods. Mr. Snyder's request follows completion of initial local damage assessments and is the next step toward requesting and being eligible for federal assistance.
Auditor General Releasing Preliminary Reviews
State auditors have long done preliminary summaries, but new Auditor General Doug Ringler is now releasing reports on those reviews.
PSC Approves Energy Assistance Grants
The Michigan Public Service Commission in conjunction with the Department of Human Services has approved Energy Assistance Program grants totaling $89.5 million to 13 organizations for the fiscal year beginning October 1.
Vapor Intrusion Website
The Department of Environmental Quality announced Friday it had launched a new website with information on vapor intrusion, where vapors from contaminated soil make their way into buildings. The site provides training videos on the issue, as well as ways to contact experts on the issue.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #53, Report 164, August 22, 2014. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library.
You may have heard about local police departments across the nation stockpiling grenade launchers, mine-resistant armored vehicles and other military equipment.
One of the sources is the federal 1033 program, and it's been approving surplus military gear for local police agencies since the mid-90s.
Some of Michigan's statewide agencies are also packing some heat via the 1033 program, including the Michigan State Police (MSP) and the departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Corrections (DOC).
For the full article, see "Some State Agencies Stock-Up On Surplus Military Gear From Feds", Inside MIRS Today, August 22, 2014.
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