Monthly Archives: July 2018

2 Michigan Communities Told to Stop Using Contaminated Water « Detroit News Watch

PARCHMENT (AP) — Two southwestern Michigan communities are being warned that high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals have been discovered in the water supply and that residents must immediately stop drinking or cooking with that water. Michigan and Kalamazoo County health officials announced Thursday that tests found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, in the water supplied to the ...

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Facebook Suspends Personal Profile of Infowars Founder Alex Jones « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) — Facebook suspended the personal profile of controversial InfoWars founder Alex Jones on Thursday, and removed four videos associated with his namesake page and that of InfoWars, a spokesperson for the social media company said. “We received reports related to four different videos on the Pages that Infowars and Alex Jones maintain on Facebook,” the spokesperson said in ...

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Detroit’s Greta Van Fleet Band Gets Standing Ovation on Jimmy Fallon Show –  Deadline Detroit

The Detroit-based Greta Van Fleet band made its late-night television premiere Thursday. Brian McCollum of the Detroit Free Press writes: The Detroit-based four-piece drew a standing ovation on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for its performance of “When the Curtain Falls,” on the heels of the song’s official single release last week. Deploying ...

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Royal Oak’s Latest Addition: A Speakeasy –  Deadline Detroit

While downtown Ferndale, Detroit and Berkley have become increasingly more popular, downtown Royal Oak has been fighting to maintain its status as a go-to entertainment district. Now, comes the latest enticement: A new “speakeasy.” It’s part of the recently updated Mr. B’s Gastropub in Royal Oak and is set to open Saturday, reports Tom Perkins of ...

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President Trump Endorses ‘Star’ John James in Michigan Senate Primary « Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed John James in Michigan’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate, calling him a “spectacular” candidate with “such great potential.” The 37-year-old African-American business executive and Iraq War helicopter pilot is running against detergent manufacturer Sandy Pensler in the Aug. 7 contest. The winner will advance to face third-term Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow ...

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State Accuses Flint of Failing to Use Millions of Dollars to Replace Lead Lines –  Deadline Detroit

Tension between Flint and the state continues to unfold. The latest: A  letter Wednesday from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to the city’s chief financial officer claiming Flint has ignored tens of millions of dollars in federal and state grant funds available for lead service line replacement, Beth LeBlanc of The Detroit News reports.  ...

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