Monthly Archives: December 2018

More Nassar-Inspired Bills Headed To Michigan Governor « Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan lawmakers on Tuesday advanced more bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case – voting to ease the prosecution of alleged abusers, stiffen child pornography penalties and let more people speak at sentencing under certain circumstances. The legislation, which won unanimous Senate approval after clearing the House in June, will soon reach Gov. Rick ...

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Urban Meyer Steps Down At Ohio State, Leaves Complicated Legacy « Detroit News Watch

Ryan Mayer Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer announced in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that he will be stepping down from his head coach position following the team’s appearance in the Rose Bowl against Washington on New Year’s Day. Offensive coordinator, Ryan Day, will step in and become the team’s next head coach after serving in ...

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Moore Finalizes $2.5M, 1-Year Deal With Tigers « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Left-hander Matt Moore and the rebuilding Detroit Tigers finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract on Tuesday that allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. <> at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 18, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. “Matt is a veteran left-handed starting pitcher with a solid three-pitch mix that we see ...

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High School Could Be Renamed To Honor Couple Who Fought Interracial Marriage Ban « Detroit News Watch

ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A high school in northern Virginia that’s removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name could be renamed to honor the couple who challenged the state’s ban on interracial marriage. A 21-member committee appointed by the Arlington County school board voted Thursday that Washington-Lee High School be renamed as “Washington-Loving,” according to School Board spokeswoman Linda ...

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After “epic” flood, Detroit Zen Center looks to be a model for stormwater management

Picture a Zen monastery and what do you see? Monks and apprentices meditating and performing their daily duties quietly. A silence that’s interrupted only by the sounds of nature and the gong to indicate the changing day.  Though located in Hamtramck and not an isolated mountain range, the Detroit Zen Center may seem similar to this picture on the outside. ...

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Academic Says Expressions Referencing Meat Will Become Less Popular « Detroit News Watch

(CBS Local) — An academic researcher is predicting in a new article that phrases such as “bring home the bacon” and “killing two birds with one stone” will go out of fashion to avoid offending animal lovers. Shareena Z. Hamzah, postdoctoral researcher at Swansea University in Wales, claims the growing influence of veganism will raise awareness of animal cruelty and ...

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Ferndale chocolate and cheese shop opens second location in Midtown

Now is the season for comforting snacks and desserts. Which means it’s the perfect time to open for Mongers’ Provisions, a chocolate and cheese shop that will celebrate its grand opening on Cass Avenue in Midtown on Saturday, Dec. 8.  This will be the second location for Monger’s Provisions, which already has a shop in Ferndale. The stores are owned ...

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