Daily Archives: August 2, 2018

August Declared Breastfeeding Month in Michigan « Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared August Breastfeeding Awareness Month to help promote early breastfeeding success and positive outcomes, officials announced Wednesday. There are several goals of the initiative, officials said, including promoting higher breastfeeding initiation and duration rates, healthier babies and closer families. In support of this effort, the Michigan Breastfeeding Network has announced a statewide initiative to ...

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Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer Placed On Leave « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Ohio State University placed its head football coach, Urban Meyer, on paid administrative leave on Wednesday as it investigates whether he was aware of domestic violence allegations against fired assistant coach Zach Smith. “The university is conducting an investigation into these allegations,” Ohio State said. Ryan Day, who has been the team’s offensive coordinator, will be acting head ...

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2 Michigan Doctors Among 5 Charged in Prescription Opioid Scheme « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Two Detroit-area physicians and a medical clinic operator are among five women indicted in a scheme that issued more than 674,500 dosage units of opioid prescriptions. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit says Wednesday that the drugs included the highly-addictive oxycodone and oxymorphone and carried a “conservative” street value of more than $20 million.” Dr. Michele Ritter, ...

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Kroger Launches Online Grocery Delivery Service « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) — Watch out, Amazon and Walmart. Kroger is making a big move in the online grocery fight. America’s largest grocery chain launched “Kroger Ship,” a direct home delivery service, in four cities on Wednesday: Cincinnati, Houston, Louisville, and Nashville. It will expand to new markets in the coming months. Kroger already offers delivery from 1,200 of its stores ...

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One-Box Straight Ticket Voting is Safe in Michigan, Judge Rules –  Deadline Detroit

Never fear, speed-voters: A federal judge has ruled that straight-ticket voting in Michigan will remain, and that the Republican attempts to quash it in the state legislature amounted to discrimination against African Americans, the Free Press reports.  The GOP-controlled Senate in Lansing tried to eliminate the practice — which allows voters to cast their ballots for ...

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