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February 21, 2017 - 4:09:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Almost from its beginnings, Detroit has always sought physicians to care for the health of its citizens. In 1829 and 1837, there were small-pox outbreaks. On February 21 1849 the Detroit Common Council passes an act calling for the election of a city physician each year. In May 1857 the number was increased from one to four. By ordinance of January 31, 1860, the city was divided into three districts and a physician with a salaryof $300 was appointed to each.


February 20, 2017 - 8:34:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Economic development

The Michigan Senate is poised to pass legislation that would ease some of the financial burden of cleaning up brownfield sites for redevelopment.

Sen. Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth, introduced the package of bills that he said would help redevelop sites that have sat dormant for many years into mixed-use projects. Brownfield sites cannot be used until environmental contamination is removed, which can be cost-prohibitive for many projects.

February 20, 2017 - 8:31:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Recreation and Tourism

Today’s Michigan herd dates to 1918, when seven Rocky Mountain elk were relocated to the Gaylord area from western areas of the United States. After growing steadily to about 1,500 elk in the early 1960s, their numbers plummeted to only 200 in the mid-1970s due to poaching and reduced habitat quality.

Thanks to extensive public and private wildlife management in the last four decades, an aerial survey in early 2016 found an estimated population of more than 1,300 animals – well above the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ population goal of 500 to 900.

February 20, 2017 - 8:08:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

A new analysis of results of a national educational test shows Michigan students have continually made the least improvement nationally of scores since 2003.

The study, by University of Michigan professor Brian A. Jacob, of scores of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), also found that Michigan students were at the bottom of the list when it comes to proficiency growth in the four measures of the exam.

February 20, 2017 - 4:45:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History


Richard Allen "Dick" York (September 4, 1928 – February 20, 1992) was an American actor.

He is best remembered as  Darrin Stephens on “Bewitched,” the mortal husband of wife Samantha Stephens. Dick was a beloved actor throughout the 60s due to his role on the series and went on to be in the 60s classic film, Inherit the Wind. Dick took his good looks and charm into his later life.

February 20, 2017 - 4:43:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

About five minutes previous to blast off time Tuesday, some 150 students, professors, visitors and workmen crowded into the lobby of Kellogg center to watch Astronaut John Glenn rocket into history.

Viewers sat on the floor, stood on tables, sat and stood on the window sills and on the counter to get a peek at the television set in the center's lobby.

It was a serious group. Some of them had been there for hours waiting for the historic moment when Glenn was fired into orbit.

Source : Lansing State Journal, February 20, 1962.

February 20, 2017 - 4:29:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Photo of Governor Fred Green

Michigan Governor Fred W. Green and 15 other state officials flew from Lansing to Kalamazoo for a conference -- the first aviation junket in state history.

More About Governor Green

February 20, 2017 - 4:15:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Photo of 1909 Hudson Roadster

February 19, 2017 - 9:46:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

House Bill 4250, introduced by State Rep. William Sowerby, D-Clinton Township, would require a school district to provide kindergarten, and that the kindergarten program school day length must be the same as other elementary grades.

For the full article, see Erin Dietzer, "Michigan House bill would mandate full-day for kindergarteners", Holland Sentinel, February 19, 2017.

February 19, 2017 - 12:44:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: New Books

A new book details how Joan Kroc commandeered her husband’s fortune and became one of America’s most controversial donors. She gave away well over $2 billion, some of which went to liberal causes that probably wouldn’t have squared with her deceased husband’s conservative views.