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During the 1967 riot, the Free Press borrows an armored personnel carrier (sans gun) from Chrysler Corp., which builds them in Warren. The vehicle is used to protect reporters in riot areas. But one morning, several staffers drive the APC to the Detroit News building and demand that the News staffers surrender.
Source : Peter Gavrilovich, "178 fun facts for the Detroit Free Press' 178th birthday, Detroit Free Press, September 22, 2013.
800,000 residents watched a birthday parade featuring Detroit's history. President Truman was even on hand.
"Detroit Relives Colorful Past in Blaze of Glory; Spectacular Parade Thrills 800,000 on Line of March", Detroit Free Press, July 29, 1951, front page.
Truman Hails Detroit's Role in Struggle for Global Peace; Nation Must Keep Guard Up, He Says", Detroit Free Press, July 29, 1951, front page.
House GOP Tops Dems In Fundraising, But Also In Debt
The House Republican Campaign Committee raised upwards of $20,000 more than the Democrats in the second quarter of the year, but also is carrying $147,000 in debts, according to campaign finance reports released Monday. The Republicans raised $207,770 compared to the $180,764 the Michigan House Democratic Fund raised between the end of April and now. The Republicans also have more cash on hand: $675,162 compared to the Democrats' $613,399.
Dillon: Party Must Give Its Voters A Reason To Vote
The mechanics of getting core Democratic voters to the polls cannot shunt aside efforts to inform those voters of why it is important to vote Democratic, new Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon said Monday.
For House Incumbents With Competitive Races, Kesto, Glenn Lead In Fundraising
Incumbent representatives likely to see competitive races in 2016 ranged in fundraising amounts for the first six months of 2015, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday.
Certificate Of Need Appointee To Be Reviewed By Senate
Thomas Mittelbrun, a recent appointee to the Certificate of Need Commission, is slated for Senate review by the Health Policy Committee on Wednesday - the latest in a line of advice and consent hearings the Senate has recently called for appointments by Governor Rick Snyder.
Supreme Court: Marijuana Immunity Is Determined On Individual Case Basis
A unanimous Supreme Court, in an opinion that criticized the state's medical marijuana act for being inconsistent and unclear, held that each claim of immunity under the act has to be viewed on a case-specific basis.
Kildee, Peters Ramping Up Calls For Redistricting Changes
U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters are part of a national Democratic effort to organize Democratic activists behind redistricting reform. In recent days, Mr. Kildee (D-Flint) and Mr. Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) have sent emails to supporters via their campaign accounts asking them to sign up for an effort to end "partisan gerrymandering." There are several members of Congress from other states participating in the petition gathering effort as well as other organizations.
Attorneys In DeBoer Case Seek $1.9M In Legal Fees
The attorneys who represented April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse in their successful case to overturn Michigan's limitation on marriage to one man and one woman have filed a motion seeking the state to cover more than $1.9 million in legal expenses incurred during the case.
Senate Republicans Surpass Senate Dems In Finance Reports
Senate Republicans have not surprisingly outraised Senate Democrats in July quarterly finance reports filed Monday, records indicate.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #55, Report 145, July 25, 2015. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library. For assistance in accessing the database, stop by the MSU Library Reference Desk.
A state-issued request for proposal (RFP) is seeking help to “combat institutional racism” within child foster care, with the goal to address the issue of minority children being overrepresented in the child welfare system.
The RFP, recently issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is a follow-up on recommendations released last year by the Michigan Race Equity Coalition in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.
For the other article, see "DHHS Seeks Training To `Combat Institutional Racism' In Child Welfare", Inside MIRS Today, July 27, 2015.
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For the ninth time, the Michigan Supreme Court has weighed in on the state’s medical marijuana law, remanding a pair of cases back to Oakland County Circuit Court to have another hearing on whether two men can claim immunity from prosecution for growing and providing weed to people with medical marijuana cards.
For the full article, see Kathleen Gray, "State Supreme Court rules for and against medical pot", Detroit Free Press, July 27, 2015.
For another, see Chad Livengood, "High court sets test for medical marijuana prosecution", Detroit News, July 27, 2015.
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