Daily Archives: July 24, 2018

Four Detroit-based food entrepreneurs among winners of statewide Good Food Fund

The Michigan Good Food Fund has awarded ten Michigan food-based businesses a total of $100,000, with each business receiving a $10,000 Catalytic Investment Award. Businesses are deemed “good food enterprises” on account of their commitment to providing healthy food access in otherwise underserved communities. The money comes from the statewide loan program the Michigan Good Food Fund. Four of the ten ...

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State Police Are Cracking Down on the ‘Move Over Law’ « Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN — Michigan State Police are joining law enforcement officials in five others states this week to crack down on motorists who aren’t giving emergency vehicles enough space on the side of the road. Now through noon on Saturday, authorities will be patrolling for this offense. According to Michigan’s Move Over law, drivers are required to either change lanes or ...

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Michigan researchers innovate to end childhood disease

Here in Michigan, researchers are working to find cures for childhood illnesses, including leukemia and other forms of cancer, and they are using innovative methods to find answers to what causes these diseases. But their work couldn’t even begin without funding from local philanthropic organizations. Learn more about how local funding is helping researchers get their projects off the ground, ...

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Some Ritz Cracker Products Recalled Over Salmonella Risk « Detroit News Watch

Mondelez Global says it’s voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella. The Hanover, New Jersey-based company says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. The products contain whey powder, which its supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella. Mondelez says no illnesses have ...

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A Party-Unaffiliated Attorney General –  Deadline Detroit

Christopher Graveline Christopher Graveline wore a very nice pinstriped suit to his Monday morning meeting. It lacked the crackpot distinction of Don Quixote’s shaving-basin helmet, but the two men share an impossible dream. Don Quixote wanted to achieve glory through knighthood. Graveline wants to be elected attorney general of Michigan as an independent. Many voters, Graveline ...

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Maurice Cox’s vision for Detroit neighborhoods

For the next few months, Model D will sit down with Maurice Cox, the city of Detroit’s Planning Director, to talk about the work of his department. This month, we spoke about the neighborhood planning process: how those plans are developed, why they matter to Detroiters, and some of the complexities that arise.  Maurice Cox understands the complexity of his ...

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