Daily Archives: December 30, 2018

Snyder Moves to Bar LGBT Discrimination by State Contractors « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is moving to bar state contractors and the recipients of state grants or loans from discriminating against their LGBT employees. The Republican, who will leave office next week, issued his directive Friday, effective immediately. It requires all new or amended contracts, grants or loans to include a covenant stating that the contractor ...

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Michigan Man Tests Positive for Legionnaires’ « Detroit News Watch

HASTINGS, Mich. (AP) – A 92-year-old Hastings, MI man has dies from pneumonia after testing positive for Legionnaires’ disease. The man was treated at Spectrum Health Pennock Hospital in Hastings, southeast of Grand Rapids. He was discharged to a rehab center and later died. The hospital tested its water system on Dec. 12 after the man’s positive test for Legionnaires’ ...

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Deal Reached Between the State and The City of Detroit Over Asbestos Removal « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that a deal has been reached with the removal of asbestos in vacant homes in the City of Detroit. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced the consent judgment Friday and says it requires Detroit to operate in compliance with all state and federal asbestos rules. The agreement also requires ...

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Snyder Veto Ends Ban on Abortion Telemedicine « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Outgoing Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed legislation that would have made permanent a ban against Michigan doctors prescribing abortion-inducing drugs with webcams or other forms of telemedicine. The veto issued Friday means Michigan’s prohibition, enacted in 2012, will expire next week. Snyder says patients should be able to remotely receive safe and proper care, including for ...

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