Month: March 2022

CA reparations plan advances broader movement, lawyers say | Michigan News

By RUSS BYNUM and COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — In the long debate over whether black Americans should receive reparations for the atrocities and injustices of slavery and racism, California took a big step this week to become the first state American to make some form of restitution a reality. The state reparations …

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The return of the Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival | MSUToday

Chamber music enthusiasts will enjoy a jam-packed week of performances as the MSU College of Music welcomes the long-awaited return to the stage of the Ken and Sandy Beall Cello Plus Chamber Music Festival. On a two-year hiatus since the pandemic shutdown in 2020, the beloved annual series will mark its 20th year of bringing …

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Vacant United Artists Building in Detroit will be redeveloped | Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A building that featured a former movie theater on the outskirts of downtown Detroit will be redeveloped into affordable housing. The $75 million project at the United Artists Building was announced Thursday by Mayor Mike Duggan and other city leaders. The nearly 100-year-old building will have 148 apartments and retail and dining …

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Report: Weak Workforce, Inflation Could Hurt Southwest Michigan Economy | News

Unemployment numbers are not improving in Southwest Michigan. According to a Kinexus Group report presented Wednesday, the Berrien, Cass and Van Buren tri-county area continued to lag 5,777 workers behind pre-pandemic workforce levels. × This page requires JavaScript. Javascript is required for you to play premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings. kAm%96D6 …

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Watch Bridge’s lunch break on Michigan’s economy

Bridge Michigan’s monthly Lunch Break series continued Wednesday with a discussion of Michigan’s economy, recent major investmentspublic incentives and long-term fiscal prospects. If you missed Wednesday’s chat, you can watch it on demand below. xx Paula Gardner, editor of Bridge Michigan, was joined by Carla Bailo, president and CEO of Automotive Research CenterJeff Donofrio, President …

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Give the Green Day Nets $1.34 million in support | MSUToday

On Tuesday, March 15, Michigan State University’s sixth #GiveGreenDay campaign raised more than $1.34 million to support students and community initiatives, thanks to more than 7,050 donations from donors around the world. The gifts came from 48 US states and 16 countries. The first gift was made at exactly 00:00:01 and the last was made …

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Fair design of the “Size Up” event

Equal parts science gathering and participatory event, “Size Up: Changing Paradigms in Social Impact Design” aims to spark hybrid, flexible, and engaging conversations through a series of workshops led by Detroit-based artists and activists. The event, from 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Art & Architecture Building, will feature faculty from the University …

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Sandra Lupien Named Outstanding Leader in Sustainable Development | MSUToday

A new program at Michigan State University is creating quite a stir over an emerging type of sustainable wood building material. Crain’s Detroit Business took notice by naming Sandra Lupien, director of [email protected], to its inaugural list of “Notable Leaders in Sustainability.” “I’m honored that Crain’s has included me on this list of inspiring sustainability …

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How’s Michigan’s economy doing? Check out Bridge’s new economy dashboard.

Bridge Michigan launched a new tool this week to help readers track this data and more: the Michigan Economic Dashboard, which can be found on our Business Watch topic page. Related: It was created by Paula Gardner, Business Writer, and Mike Wilkinson, Data Journalist, to track many important elements of our changing economy. The dashboard …

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Breonna Taylor’s incarcerated father is a family man | Michigan News | Detroit

Click to enlarge De’Andrea Taylor Breonna Taylor, second from left, is pictured with three of her sisters and a cousin. Everette Taylor is a family man. Except he’s in jail and can’t see his family. The 6-foot-1, 45-year-old slender man is being held at Macomb Correctional Facility in Michigan. For the past 23 years, he …

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Education on Recommended Regulation for Payday Loans in Windsor

The city government suggests education over regulation when it comes to dealing with payday loan providers in Windsor. A report presented to City Council on Monday is in response to a question raised by Ward 3 Councilor Rino Bortolin about potential options regarding business licensing. A payday loan is a quick, short-term loan with high …

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clerk helps develop Burmese books at Battle Creek Library | Michigan News

By GRAYSON STEELE, Battle Creek Investigator BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — The shelves of the Willard Library feature a plethora of books spanning countless subjects and cultures, but until recently there were few Burmese materials available. A passionate library clerk and generous author changed that, reports the Battle Creek Enquirer. Dozens of Burmese language books …

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Unlikely city planner breathes new life into her Michigan community

Highland Park, MI “This little town near Detroit looked like a ghost town. Fortunately, one man’s desert is another woman’s blank slate. “I just felt like it was a space to build and do things,” Shamayim Harris told CBS News. But Harris had no background in city planning — “Except to be sitting on this …

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Michigan State Senators Renew Proposed Anti-Discrimination Bill Protecting LGBTQ Community

A group of Michigan senators have reintroduced legislation to expand Michigan’s anti-discrimination laws to include protections for transgender and gay people. Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act protects people who experience discrimination in housing, work, and public places. It does not specifically cover discrimination based on sexual orientation on gender identity. Neither did Michigan’s ethnic intimidation …

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Payday loans: your solution in the event of a financial crisis… but only as a last resort

Pexels.com If you’re in a bind and need cash fast, payday loans might seem like the perfect solution. But before taking out a payday loan, it’s important to understand how they work and what the risks are. Payday loans are short-term loans with high interest rates that are designed to help people cover unexpected expenses. …

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Poland’s Welcoming of Ukrainian Refugees Comes With Challenges

FACULTY Q&A The scale of the exodus from Ukraine is unprecedented and Poland is the first destination for refugees. The central European country is facing its biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II. So far, more than 1.6 million people have entered Poland from Ukraine. The scale of the influx is such that in Warsaw …

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Dog Leashes Made from Recycled Seat Belt Webbing, Airbags | Michigan News

By PHOEBE WALL HOWARD, Detroit Free Press DETROIT (AP) — Everyone kept asking about dog leashes. People had money. And they wanted to spend it. But Jarret Schlaff and his team at Pingree Detroit didn’t have any dog ​​leashes for sale. Still, they wanted to explore the idea. political cartoons The company on Avenue Livernois, …

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Michigan State’s student and college esports community continues to grow

What started as an interest in the Wii turned into a passion for the competitive esports community for Michigan State junior Dylan McCarroll. He is a computer science major, with a minor in game design and development, and president-elect of MSU’s Esports Club Association. McCarroll began playing several games as a teenager that continued into …

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Michigan State University group helps Ukrainian refugees in Poland

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — It started as an educational tour of Poland over spring break, but the trip quickly took an unexpected turn after discovering people in need. A group of Jewish students from Michigan State University were on a Jewish history tour when — according to the co-director of the Chabad Student Center at …

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Mid-Michigan community stays active in winter with shooting sports

Staying active during the colder months is important in Michigan, as snowy, gloomy days can be depressing. Most think of basketball, hockey, and skiing as ways to have fun. Add two East Lansing area shooting ranges to the list of ways to have fun. The Demmer Shooting Sports and Education Center at the south end …

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Breaking Michigan news, sports, business and entertainment at 9:20 p.m. EST

MICHIGAN GOVERNOR KIDNAPPING PLOT Lawyers: FBI lured men for Michigan Governor Whitmer’s kidnapping plot GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers for four men accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer tell jurors they were influenced by informants and federal agents who targeted them for their anti- -governmental. They portrayed the men as big …

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Men’s golf to host ninth annual Colleton River Collegiate

History links East Lansing, Michigan – The Spartan Men’s Golf Team will host the ninth annual Colleton River Collegiate Monday and Tuesday in Bluffton, South Carolina. Michigan State has won two of Colleton River Collegiate’s last four titles. The tournament did not take place in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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Baseball sweeps Michigan State but falls to UIW in tough week of action

The Wildcats celebrate their narrow 11-10 win over UT Arlington on Tuesday night. (Photo by David Mitchell) March 5, 2022 by Kauy Ostlien leave a comment Last week, baseball played its first series against a major conference opponent in Michigan State and its first road game of the year against the University …

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Michigan CEOs confident in Michigan economy, concerned about labor shortages and inflation

DETROIT — Worries about labor shortages and inflation are weighing on the minds of Michigan business leaders, according to a quarterly economic survey released today by Business Leaders for Michigan. Labor shortages are being felt across all job categories, including manufacturing, office and front-line positions, with 85% of survey respondents expecting to struggle to fill …

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Supply chain issues, labor shortages and inflation impacting Michigan’s economy

(photo by Michel Percha) Although Michigan business leaders have a positive view of the state’s economic future, they are concerned about a number of issues currently facing the state and the country. Michigan Chamber of Commerce President and CEO James Holcomb, speaking to the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 3, said the …

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Michigan sues owner of Kalamazoo River sediment dam | Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Michigan (AP) – The state of Michigan has sued the owner and operator of a hydroelectric dam, alleging that its mismanaged drawdown of a lake to make repairs created sediment that smothered a stretch of 30 miles from the Kalamazoo River, hampered recreational use and threatened public safety. The …

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Hundreds Gather in Support of Ukraine at Michigan State University

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — Hundreds of people rallied on the campus of Michigan State University on Tuesday in support of Ukraine. Students and visitors said they wanted their message to be clear – they stand in solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian student population at MSU. It was a sight to see on Tuesday. …

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Here’s How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Impact Michigan’s Economy

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The invasion of Ukraine has people around the world worried. The human toll of the war is heartbreaking. It also has a global economic impact. 7 Action News spoke to Russian historical, business and economic experts about the potential impact here in Metro Detroit. Related: What Will Economic Sanctions Against Russia Mean …

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