Michigan State University
June 12, 2018 - 4:23:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

James Oliver Curwood

James Oliver Curwood may be little known today, but between 1908 and 1931 he turned out 32 novels and an autobiography. Many of the novels and short stories were later turned into movies, including The Bear adapted from the novel The Grizzly King (1916).

June 11, 2018 - 10:28:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Gongwer

Theis: No House Action On Auto Insurance This Week

With only one session day left before the Legislature goes on its summer break, House Insurance Committee Chair Rep. Lana Theis said Monday there won't be enough time to take up Senate-passed auto insurance changes this week.

Snyder Rebuffing Medicaid Work Requirement Veto Requests

House Minority Leader Sam Singh asked Governor Rick Snyder on Monday to veto legislation recently passed by legislative Republicans implementing work requirements Healthy Michigan recipients.

June 11, 2018 - 11:34:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Education, K-12

Prospective teachers would have to jump through fewer hoops to earn their state certification under legislation approved by a committee in the state House.

The bill, approved unanimously by the House Education Reform Committee, eliminates the requirement that new teachers pass a basic skills examination - currently the SAT - before earning a teaching certificate.

June 11, 2018 - 10:27:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: Civil Rights

A New York-based nonprofit secular organization recently filed a lawsuit challenging Michigan's requirement that marriages be solemnized by clergy or elected officials. 

The Center for Inquiry Inc. (CFI) and two organizational leaders based in Michigan, Jennifer Beahan and Richard Brayton, are suing Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons, alleging state law that specifies marriages may be solemnized by secular elected officials, such as judges, mayors or county clerks, or clergy with religious organizations is unconstitutional.

June 11, 2018 - 8:47:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Detroit's long-vacant Michigan Central Station, a towering ruin that came to symbolize the city's dramatic fall, has been sold to Ford Motor Co.  The Ford sale also included a nearby former Detroit schools book depository that the family owns.

June 11, 2018 - 7:37:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: MIRS Podcasts

Why does Rep. Tim Kelly really believe he got his U.S. Department of Education appointment nixed in the face of a controversial blog post he made years ago?

June 11, 2018 - 4:59:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Imagine being a celebrity, a household name chanted across the country. And yet, even your closest confidants don’t know that you are famous. How can this be, you ask?

For Nicole Niemiec (BA Marketing ’18) this puzzling question was her reality from her sophomore year until her May graduation. In between, she held on to the secret of being one of the nation’s most famous college mascots, MSU’s very own Sparty.

June 11, 2018 - 4:59:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Mike Ilitch Business School

Wayne State University plans to move staff and faculty into its new Mike Ilitch School of Business at Woodward and Temple, starting next week, Crain's Detroit Business reports.

June 11, 2018 - 4:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Retail magnate Fred Meijer's final dream for Meijer Gardens was that a Japanese Garden becomes a part of the institution that bears his name.

That dream comes true today.

If you go

• Meijer Gardens is at 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids.

• Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

• Admission is $12 for ages 14-64, $9 for seniors and students, $6 for children ages 5-13 and $4 for ages 3-4 . Kids 2 and under get in free.

June 11, 2018 - 4:49:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Few Tigers ever enjoyed the game of baseball more than Norm Cash, a key member of the '68 World Series champions

Norm Cash became the first Detroit Tiger to hit a ball out of Tiger Stadium.


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