Daily Archives: October 3, 2018

Calls intensify to eliminate bail in Wayne County and country

Being unable to pay bail can be an incredibly disruptive event. The psychological effects of being locked up, potentially facing criminal charges, are bad enough. But if someone is fired because they miss work, it can set an already financially insecure person back for a long time.  That’s why The Bail Project exists. This national effort helps poor people navigate ...

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October Is Fire Prevention Month In Michigan « Detroit News Watch

LANSING — On Monday Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed October as Fire Prevention Month to emphasize this year’s theme: “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” Michiganders are urged to look for places fire could start in their homes and fix any potential fire hazards; listen for the sound of the smoke alarm; and learn two ways out of ...

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New loan fund looks to develop co-op economy in Detroit

Traditionally, there have been very few avenues for cooperatives to access financing. The Detroit Community Wealth Fund (DCWF) wants to change that. DCWF offers loans to cooperative businesses in Detroit, while providing technical support along the way. Its loans are non-extractive, meaning it doesn’t ask for personal assets, only a portion of monthly profits until the loan is repaid. It also ...

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Rashida Tlaib, Abdul El-Sayed Arrested At “Fight For $15” Protest In Detroit « Detroit News Watch

FLINT (AP) — The Latest on protests by fast-food workers demanding a $15 per hour minimum wage (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A U.S. House candidate is among 18 people arrested for disorderly conduct during a protest in Detroit for a higher minimum wage and the right to form unions. Democrat Rashida Tlaib was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon for ...

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