Daily Archives: June 11, 2019

National conference on local investing heads to Detroit

ComCap, the National Coalition for Community Capital’s annual conference on using community capital to promote shared prosperity, is coming to Detroit this year.   Running from June 11-13 at the College for Creative Studies’ A. Alfred Taubman Center and other smaller venues, ComCap19 will feature 56 speakers over 30 sessions.   “We have been working on this movement in Michigan ...

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Michigan bill boosts spending to combat lead, abusive clergy – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (Detroit News Watch/AP) — A spending bill is nearing legislative approval to fight against lead in Michigan drinking water systems and investigate sexual assaults by clergy. The $28.8 million spending bill includes $3 million for public health services as a result of the lead-in-water rules following Flint’s water crisis. It will also include $635,000 for Attorney General Dana ...

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Logano Takes Michigan From The Pole – Detroit News Watch

Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn’t been sharp on one final restart. BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – JUNE 10: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of ...

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Detroit firefighter takes on blight with deconstruction business

Working with the Detroit Fire Department for nearly two decades, Gary Ringer has seen his share of fire-ravaged and neglected buildings.   He even coined the phrase: “I eat, drink, and sleep blight” to describe his relationship with the damaged structures he encounters in the course of doing his job. But while some folks might become discouraged when faced with ...

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Tony-Winning Father Supports Tony-Nominee Daughter – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch/AP)-Broadway’s rising star Lilli Cooper has earned her first Tony nomination for her part in “Tootsie”. But, she gets her talent honestly. Her father, Chuck Cooper, is a Tony award-winning actor. “I don’t know how it happened. It’s kind of crazy. We’re constantly pinching ourselves. It feels very surreal and very special,” says Lilli during a joint interview ...

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