Michigan State University
February 17, 2017 - 4:55:00 am (America/Detroit)
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UP200 Dog Sled Racing

February 17, 2017 - 4:54:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Judge Richard Enslen died Feb. 17 at age 83.

He is remembered for forcing the MHSAA to comply with Title IX, the federal law banning sex discrimination in school settings.

Enslen's rulings in the case had a lasting impact nationwide, Galles said, especially his rejection of MHSAA's argument that, as a private organization, it wasn't subject to Title IX or the equal protection clause under the U.S. Constitution.

February 17, 2017 - 4:52:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Photo of Meryl Davis and Charlie White at 2014 Olympics, courtesy of the Wikipedia Commons

They grew up together in Oakland County, from the time they were nine years old, sharing childhood, adolescence and a passionate love for skating.

February 17, 2017 - 4:38:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Two men were held by police on charges of violating the state liquor law following raids here late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

Police confiscated a small amount of home brew beer and moonshine whiskey at one home. The officers claimed to have dumped 87(c)quarts and 145 pints of beer and a 10-gallon crock of mash.

At another officers said they found two gallons of moonshine whiskey, a copper still, and marked money used in making the purchase on which the raid was based.

Source : Lansing State Journal, February 17, 1933

February 17, 2017 - 4:36:00 am (America/Detroit)
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On Feb. 17, 1918, the U.S. Department of Justice sent instructions to "war bureaus" throughout Michigan to arrest all German aliens who had failed to register. As a result, many of Michigan's 80,000 German-born and 20,000 Austrian-born residents who had not registered with the government faced internment or deportation. This came in the wake of anti-German sentiment sweeping the nation after the declaration of World War I.

Source: Mich-Again's Day

February 17, 2017 - 4:17:00 am (America/Detroit)
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On February 17, 1864, the First Michigan Michigan Colored Infantry mustered into service during the Civil War. The unit later was renamed the 102nd Regiment United State Colored Troops and fought with distinction in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Source : Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page

February 17, 2017 - 4:03:00 am (America/Detroit)
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Photo of Aaron Montgomery Ward,  courtesy of the Wikipedia Commons

February 16, 2017 - 10:51:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Leonard, Snyder Tax Dispute Escalates

House Speaker Tom Leonard said Thursday he was disappointed with Governor Rick Snyder's criticism of the income tax rollback plan he supports and was reported by a House committee this week and he is prepared to fight to get tax relief.

As House GOP Eyes Income Tax Cut, A Sense Higher Ed Under Microscope

February 16, 2017 - 9:48:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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The income tax rollback measure breezed out of committee on Wednesday, but ran smack dab into the middle of a strong headwind on the House floor.

With all but maybe one Democrat against HB 4001, Republicans can afford to only lose nine Republican votes. MIRS has learned there are at least six hard "no" votes to the bill, but maybe at least a dozen more who would prefer a vote not be taken without more consideration.

February 16, 2017 - 8:33:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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If a state representative or senator resigns or is removed from their seat in the Legislature, they wouldn't be able to run for that seat in a special election, according to a bill discussed Thursday by a House committee.

The bill is aimed directly at former state Rep. Brian Banks, D-Harper Woods, who resigned his seat last week as part of a plea deal that reduced felony charges involving fraudulent loan documents to a misdemeanor.