Daily Archives: September 17, 2019

Water shutoffs, power failures and other Issues leave Detroit vulnerable during heatwaves

On July 19, it’s 93 degrees outside with a heat index topping 100. Despite the extreme temperatures, there is only one person “cooling” at the Butzel Family Center on Kercheval near Van Dyke, one of the city’s designated cooling centers. Another visitor says she has air conditioning at home, but the center’s pool table is what brought her here.  Why ...

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JGR Got The Win But The Other 3 Had A Really Tough Day – Detroit News Watch

Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR’s hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team, and the driver and crew chief were nearly unemployed. “Out of a job? I don’t think so,” snorted Joe Gibbs. LAS VEGAS, ...

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Charge Added Against 80-Year-Old Former Genesee County Priest – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (Detroit News Watch/ AP) — Prosecutors have added a sexual assault charge against a former Catholic priest who worked at several Michigan churches. Vincent DeLorenzo, 80, is accused of abusing a 5-year-old boy after a family funeral in Genesee County in 1987. DeLorenzo was charged in May with criminal sexual conduct in other alleged incidents. Attorney General Dana ...

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UAW Strike Against GM Continues – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (Detroit News Watch/ AP) — The UAW strike against General Motors continues. Shortly after midnight Monday workers left factories and formed picket lines in the dispute over a new four-year contract. After a pause overnight, talks were set to resume Tuesday. The walkout of more than 49,000 United Auto Workers members brought more than 50 factories and parts warehouses ...

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Michigan to join Confluence of States bolstering outdoor recreation industry

Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer convened representatives from conservation nonprofits and outdoor-focused businesses in Grand Rapids to advance Michigan’s outdoor recreation industry. Hosted by Woosah Outfitters and Outside Coffee Company, leaders in the industry gathered in the duo’s greenspace on Wealthy Street to discuss the impact of the state’s outdoor economy, the changing industry landscape and how Michigan will position itself ...

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MLB Wild Card Could Go Down To Wire – Detroit News Watch

(CBS Chicago/CBS Local) — The MLB playoffs are just around the corner. But the division races lack real drama, with most of the winners all but decided. That is, except the National League Central, where the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals seem destined to battle right up until the end. The wild card races, however, remain suspenseful. Three American ...

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Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive Expanding Recycling Within State Government – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Tuesday that will improve and expand recycling efforts within the State of Michigan. The Department of Technology, Management and Budget will coordinate, monitor and report on the implementation of this directive and the state’s recycling program. DTMB along with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, ...

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5 Things We Learned From Day 1 Of The GM Strike – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Nearly 50,000 General Motors employees across the United States walked out late Sunday night after GM and the United Auto Workers union failed to reach an agreement on a new four-year contract. Workers participating in the strike are spread across 31 General Motors factories and 21 other facilities in nine states. Here’s what you may have missed: Why this strike ...

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Here’s What You Need To Know – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Hunters can get an early start on Michigan’s deer season this weekend. The early antlerless firearm season is Sept. 21-22. The two-day even is open on private lands in select Lower Peninsula deer management units. To participate, hunters must have a private-land anterless deer license issued for the DMU in which they are hunting, or a ...

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