Daily Archives: December 19, 2018

Michigan Legislature Races To Finish Lame-Duck Session, Where Things Stand « Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — The state Legislature is in its final week of the lame duck session before the holiday break. Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature raced Wednesday to pass bills in the final days of a contentious lame-duck session, as the fate of several key bills hung in the balance before newly elected Democrats take over top offices in January. The GOP will ...

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Local university and Detroit church throw pitch competition for youth at faith-based organizations

Pitch competitions are in vogue at the moment. They not only provide a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to hone their ideas in front of judges, but also opportunities to win much-needed funding and validation.  But one Detroit pitch competition is distinguishing itself with a fairly unique concept. Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is partnering with Detroit’s Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church to ...

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Deer Poacher Sentenced To Repeatedly Watch ‘Bambi’ « Detroit News Watch

OZARKS, Mo. (CBS Local) — A Missouri man has been ordered to repeatedly watch the Disney movie “Bambi” as part of his punishment for illegally killing hundreds of deer. David Berry, Jr., his father, two brothers, and another man were arrested and convicted in one of the largest poaching cases in the state’s history, the Springfield News-Leader reported. “The deer ...

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Obama, Skillman foundations awards Detroit non-profit Black Family Development $1M in grants

The Detroit-based non-profit organization Black Family Development has received a significant financial boost, this thanks to two grants totalling $1 million. The family counseling agency received a $500,000 grant from the Obama Foundation for its demonstrated success in improving the lives of young men of color. As a result, The Skillman Foundation has awarded Black Family Development an additional $500,000 ...

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1,000th mortgage recorded in Detroit for 2018

One of the best ways to track the health of a housing market is by how many mortgages banks are providing. It gives a solid indicator not only of how many houses are being bought and sold, but also how confident banks are in a local economy and buyers’ ability to repay the loan.  For years, banks have been resistant ...

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Hamilton’s Miranda And Jimmy Fallon Take “Tonight Show” To Puerto Rico « Detroit News Watch

LOS ANGELES (AP) —Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his role in “Hamilton” on an episode of “Tonight Show” in 2019. This episode will originate in Puerto Rico in mid January.   (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)   NBC announced Monday evening that Miranda and the new touring cast will appear in the episode Jan. 15. The telecast will focus on Puerto ...

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