Michigan State University
July 29, 2016 - 3:21:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Environmental Studies   Categories: Environment News Items

It’s a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago.

July 29, 2016 - 3:14:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Flint Water Crisis

Arrogance and viewing people in Flint as expendable were the motives of six state employees criminally charged Friday over the city’s water crisis, Attorney General Bill Schuette said.

Genesee County Judge Nathaniel C. Perry III authorized charges requested by Schuette Friday against three employees in the Department of Health and Human Services and three employees in the Department of Environmental Quality, including fired municipal water chief Liane Shekter Smith.

July 29, 2016 - 3:00:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Dome

Lawrence Glazer:  Police Science
What are the facts about use of force?  Read

July 29, 2016 - 2:46:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Bridge

Peter J. Hammer, "More than pipes and penny-pinching: Flint crisis reflects racism"   :   Don’t believe the disaster in Flint came from bad decisions made by career bureaucrats. The blame is deeply rooted, and goes to the heart of state and local governments.

July 29, 2016 - 4:45:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

A group of investors, headed by Guardian Industries President Bill Davidson, bought the Detroit Pistons on July 29, 1974, for $8.1 million.

The other owners announced that day were Herb Tyner, co-owner and president of Hazel Park Raceway; David and Eugene Mondry, operating officers of Highland Appliance; Warren Coville, president of Guardian Industries’ Guardian Photo Division; William Wetsman, movie-theater chain owner, and Oscar Feldman, partner in Katcher, Feldman and Wienner.

July 29, 2016 - 4:31:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

A bill allowing "no-fault' divorces was signed into law. Prior to this law an individual seeking a divorce had to prove their partner was an abuser, a drunk, an adulterer, or had deserted.

Source : MIRS, July 29, 2014.

July 29, 2016 - 4:17:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History, State News

On July 29, 1909, the newly formed General Motors Corporation (GM) acquires the country’s leading luxury automaker, the Cadillac Automobile Company, for $4.5 million.

July 28, 2016 - 11:36:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

AFP, GLEP Sending More Positive Mailers In 2016 Primaries

There certainly have been fewer mailers from Americans for Prosperity-Michigan and the Great Lakes Education project during the 2016 campaign cycle, and another change from 2014 is the mailers that are out there are focused on positive issue stances for candidates rather than going negative.

Macomb, Oakland Officials Stop RTA Ballot Issue In Its Tracks  

July 28, 2016 - 10:55:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) had its immunity from litigation extended to the parking lanes of state highways in a decision released yesterday by the Michigan Supreme Court.  In Yono v. Department of Transportation (No. 150364), Helen Yono had parked on the side of M-22 near Suttons Bay and while she was exiting the car fell into a depression in the surface near the parking space.

July 28, 2016 - 2:47:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Bridge

Bill McGraw, "DJC Poll: Black and white optimism on Detroit-area race relations"   :   Yet the Detroit Journalism Cooperative survey on racial attitudes also shows that bias infiltrates the daily lives of blacks in the region a way that many whites can’t imagine.