Daily Archives: July 22, 2018

Lead-Tainted Dust « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – The nation’s largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city’s many hollowed-out neighborhoods. Health officials are concerned that crushing walls covered with lead paint generates dust that can settle on nearby homes or drift through ...

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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a Mich. Republican, Is ‘a Frequent Thorn in Trump’s Side’  –  Deadline Detroit

Justin Amash dares to boldly cross a line most of his party colleagues avoid. This past week, the Republican congressman from Grand Rapids seemed downright eager to criticize President Trump, sharply and often. The 38-year-old representative, who says he’s a libertarian with a firm “commitment to the rule of law,” fired a volley of 24 tweets aimed ...

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Democrats Spar Over Corporate Money In 2nd, Final Debate « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Abdul El-Sayed leveled attacks against rival Gretchen Whitmer in the second and final Democratic gubernatorial debate Thursday night, calling a health insurer’s fundraising event on her behalf “corporate corruption” and accusing her of employing “Republican gimmicks” to benefit from outside corporate spending on TV ads. Whitmer countered that El-Sayed, who refuses corporate political action committee donations, ...

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Mark Wahlberg Buying Auto Dealership In Ohio « Detroit News Watch

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Mark Wahlberg wants you to see the U.S.A. in a Chevrolet. The 47-year-old actor, producer, businessman and former rapper on Thursday announced he’s launching his first car dealership, Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio. Wahlberg is partnering with businessman Jay Feldman, who owns eight Chevy dealerships throughout southeast and mid-Michigan. They say they’ve been friends for ...

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Sergio Marchionne, in Poor Health Following Surgery, Is Out as Fiat Chrysler CEO –  Deadline Detroit

Sergio Marchionne (Photo by Agencia Brasil) Sergio Marchionne, the Italian CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, is out as head of the company, following “serious complications” after shoulder surgery, multiple news outlets are reporting.  He’s being replaced by Mike Manley, who oversaw the Jeep and Ram brands, effective immediately. Fiat Chrysler isn’t offering many details. ...

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