Tag: Michigan

Breakdown of biggest VC raises in Midwestern states in 2018

As the new year gets underway, 2018’s fundraising numbers are rolling in, allowing us to get a snapshot of how the Midwest’s top startups fared. It was a good year for the Midwest, which we define here as Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Here is a list of […]

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Trump Has Promised to Bring Jobs Back. His Tariffs Threaten to Send Them Away.

HOLLAND, Mich. — Plants in every direction shut down and moved their operations to Mexico, succumbing to the relentless pressure to cut costs in an age of globalization. Not EBW Electronics. As the decades passed, the family-owned business stayed put, on the eastern edge of Lake Michigan, churning out lights […]

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Paul Whelan, American Accused of Spying, Is Said to Be Charged in Russia

MOSCOW — The Russian authorities have brought espionage charges against an American citizen, Paul N. Whelan, who faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, the news agency Interfax reported on Thursday. Mr. Whelan’s lawyer, Vladimir A. Zherebenkov, who said he spent much of Wednesday with Mr. Whelan, said […]

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Priest Pulled From Funerals After Repeatedly Citing Teenager’s Suicide in ‘Pastoral Disaster’

Days before the funeral for their son, who at the age of 18 took his own life, Jeff and Linda Hullibarger met with their parish priest to discuss the homily to be given. The Hullibargers wanted it to be about the life of their son, Maison, not the manner of […]

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Jury Clears Man Who Blasted ‘F*ck Tha Police’ at Cop Who Pulled Over Black Driver

Image: Atlantic Records A Michigan jury took nine minutes to clear the greatest white ally ever, who went to trial after an officer took umbrage with him blasting “Fuck tha Police” in the presence of cops. According to M Live, James Webb, who is white, stopped at a Pontiac, Mich., […]

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Behind G.O.P. Power Play in Midwest: Fear of Losing a Gerrymandered Advantage

LANSING, Mich. — When Michigan Republicans began moving legislation last week to limit the power of newly elected Democratic officials, some liberal activists shouted “shame!” through the Capitol rotunda while others trailed legislators with boom microphones, live-streaming their interactions online to make them uncomfortable. But if many on the left […]

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Michigan G.O.P. Starts Limiting Power of Incoming Democratic Leaders

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Republicans, following the tactics of conservative lawmakers in Wisconsin, moved on Thursday to start limiting the power of the incoming Democratic secretary of state and set the stage for additional curbs on the Democrats who will take over as governor and attorney general in January. The […]

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America’s big box stores sucked up corporate welfare and killed Main Street — now they’re ducking property tax

For a generation, big box stores have swept across America, using predatory pricing and other dirty tricks to kill the independent retail sector; they used their corporate lobbying muscle to tempt cities and towns into handing out massive corporate welfare checks to lure them to town, and now, with the help of hustling contingency […]

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How Did the Democrats Do on Tuesday in 2016 Trump Country?

They were the states that broke Democratic hearts the last time — and the ones where any political comeback would have to begin. So how did the Democrats do on Tuesday in 2016 Trump country? They won. They also lost. And both experiences are instructive for the party’s future. This […]

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Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan Was Overlooked. Not Any Longer.

LANSING, Mich. — There is a tendency for people to define Gretchen Whitmer by who she is not. Ms. Whitmer was not one of the surprising, insurgent Democratic nominees for governor this cycle, as her campaign for Michigan’s governorship was flush with money and key endorsements from the outset. She […]

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Marijuana Embraced in Michigan, Utah and Missouri, but Rejected in North Dakota

Marijuana initiatives appeared on ballots in four states in the midterm elections. In Michigan and North Dakota, initiatives gave voters the opportunity to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In Missouri and Utah, voters chose whether to allow people who are sick to use the drug for medical reasons. Here are […]

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Trump Was Not Repudiated. He Was Rewarded.

If Donald Trump inaugurated a new era of conflict in American politics, Tuesday’s midterm elections were just another skirmish, not a turning point in the war. Republicans lost fewer seats in the House of Representatives than Democrats lost in 1994 or 2010, when Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were in […]

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DeSantis Takes Florida Governor’s Post for Republicans, but Kobach Loses in Kansas

Republicans fended off strong Democratic challenges Tuesday to hold on to the governorships of Florida and Ohio, maintaining their control of two states likely to be critical in the 2020 presidential elections. But Democrats seized governorships in three states now controlled by Republicans: Illinois, Michigan and, in a surprise outcome […]

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Police: Grandfather Stabbed for Asking Man to Stop Doing Drugs

A grandfather was fatally stabbed in Michigan on Saturday after trying to convince a man to stop using drugs in front of children, police said. The grandfather was at his grandchild’s first birthday party at Grant Park in Utica when he approached a man on a bench who appeared to be doing drugs and asked […]

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Detroit Design Festival Grows to Month-Long Extravaganza

In 2015, Detroit was anointed as the first-ever UNESCO City of Design in the United States. This honor pertains to their astounding past and the continued revitalization coursing through the Motor City as we speak. In celebration of the award and the abundant creative energy, Detroit Design Core has expanded the Detroit Design Festival from one week’s […]

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The First Ford Mustang Owner Kept The Car, It’s Now Worth $350K

DEARBORN, Mich. (CBS Local) – A family’s decision to hang on to their old Ford Mustang has literally paid off. Gail Wise was only 22 when she bought a brand new Ford Mustang in 1964; her car is now worth over $350,000. At a celebration honoring Ford’s 10 millionth Mustang rolling off the assembly line, Wise and […]

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Police Warn Parents: Predators Using Online Games To Meet, Lure Children

LAPEER COUNTY, Mich. (CBS Local) – Police are warning parents that child predators may be trying to use online games to meet kids in the real world. In a post by the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department in Michigan on Facebook, authorities warn that there have been “multiple reports” of strangers attempting to set up meetings with minors […]

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Voting Rights Roundup: Massachusetts joins growing list of states with automatic voter registration

Redistricting ● Arkansas: Following a previous state Supreme Court order, GOP state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has finally given the go-ahead for backers of a proposed redistricting reform initiative to begin gathering signatures to try to get onto the 2020 ballot in time for next decade’s round of redistricting. This proposal would create a bipartisan […]

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Donald Trump Boasts ‘5 for 5’ Wins in Special Elections

President Donald Trump boasted that the five candidates he supported in Tuesday’s special elections and Republican primaries won, despite close margins of victory. “5 for 5!” the president wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning after it was clear his endorsed candidates were leading close races in Ohio and Kansas. Trump’s last-minute rally for Republican Troy […]

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Police: Pit Bull Dies Protecting Family From Armed Intruder

ROMULUS, Mich. (CBS Local/CBS Baltimore) – Kyle Brown is crediting his pit bull Petey with saving his and his family’s lives after a gunman barricaded himself inside his home on Friday. Michigan State Police said the incident began as a botched carjacking a couple of blocks from Brown’s home. The suspect took off through the neighborhood, […]

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