Daily Archives: September 30, 2018

Democratic AG Candidate Says Adoption Law Discriminates Against Gays « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general said Thursday she probably wouldn’t defend a law that allows faith-based groups to refuse serving same-sex couples who want to adopt children. Dana Nessel, who is gay, told The Associated Press there’s “no viable defense” to the 2015 law, which is being challenged in federal court by the American Civil ...

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Retired Psychologist Loses License In Larry Nassar Scandal « Detroit News Watch

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A retired psychologist has agreed to give up his license after being accused of failing to report assault allegations against Larry Nassar back in 2004. Michigan regulators said Friday that 79-year-old Gary Stollak didn’t contest the allegation that he violated state law by failing to report abuse of a minor. Stollak was a psychologist and ...

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First Frost Possible Around Metro Detroit « Detroit News Watch

SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN — Expect a cooldown this weekend and for regions north and to the west of Detroit, possibly the first frost of the year, according to reports. While the first frost in Detroit isn’t usually recorded until the first or second week of October, the regions near the metropolitan area may see some frost creeping in Saturday morning. Be ...

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Oct. 9 Deadline To Register To Vote This November « Detroit News Watch

The Michigan Secretary of State’s office is reminding eligible voters to register before the upcoming midterm elections. Those hoping to vote in the November election need to be registered by October 9, 2018. Learn more about registering to vote in Michigan here. The midterm election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Michiganders will vote on two ballot initiatives, including legalizing recreational marijuana ...

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the Bumpy Home Stretch « Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – With little over a month to go before people head to the polls and vote for a new governor, and other elected jobs in state government, the “Michigan Matters” roundtable dived into a riveting discussion of those races. Susy Avery, Co-Director of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises, and Oakland County ...

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Trustee Brian Mosallam Talks Frankly About MSU’s ‘Disengaged’ Board Members –  Deadline Detroit

The Larry Nassar mess is a toxic spill that continues to pollute Michigan State’s reputation eight months after he began state prison terms that will keep him behind bars for life. The latest contamination comes from an article in The Atantic magazine, which explores why university trustees have “somehow emerged from the scandal unscathed.”  “Most ...

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