Daily Archives: July 21, 2018

Fish passage improvement planned for northern Michigan creek « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A project getting underway this month will connect 14 miles of upstream fish habitat on Milligan Creek, a tributary of the Upper Black River in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the water is home to several fish species, particularly those looking for colder water. Two undersized culverts will be replaced ...

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Michigan Finds High-Level Contaminants In 2 Private Wells « Detroit News Watch

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has identified two private drinking wells near an Air National Guard base with high levels of chemical contaminants. The department in April began testing 61 drinking water wells at homes near the Air National Guard base in Battle Creek. The testing followed concerns over the military site’s decades-long use ...

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Former Adrian College Professor and Seven-Time Jeopardy! Winner Gets Probation For Sneaking Into Emails « Detroit News Watch

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) – A seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner who taught history at a Michigan college was put on probation Friday for going into the email accounts of professors, administrators and students. “I am sorry for all the pain I have caused,” said Stephanie Jass, 48, who must return to court after serving a year of probation for unauthorized computer access. ...

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State law doesn’t bar LGBT discrimination « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – State Attorney General Bill Schuette ruled Friday that Michigan law does not ban discrimination against LGBT people, invalidating a commission’s interpretation while declaring that only the Legislature or voters can expand the law to provide such protections. Schuette, who is running for governor as a Republican, issued his opinion at the request of GOP legislative leaders. ...

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NABJ, Media Legends and Politics « Detroit News Watch

With NABJ’s National Convention about to open in Detroit for the first time in 26 years, it was a riveting far ranging conversation on the state of journalism, diversity and leaders making a difference as the round table of Sports Commentator Terry Foster, Detroit Free Press Senior News Editor James. G. Hill and C & G Newspapers Reporter Brian Brown ...

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