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Governor Whitmer Says Civil Rights Director Should Resign Over Comments – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (Detroit News Watch/AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that the state’s civil rights director should resign or be fired after he made inappropriate, offensive comments about women. Whitmer, who does not have the power to dismiss Agustin Arbulu herself, said she will no longer let him attend Cabinet meetings and will direct her administration to not directly ...

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Michigan, 21 Other States Sue To Block EPA’s Coal Power Plant Emissions Rollback – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — A coalition of states and cities will ask a federal court to block the Trump administration’s overhaul of emission regulations for coal-fired power plants. The administration rolled out its Affordable Clean Energy, or ACE, rule earlier this summer, shifting regulatory authority to states while also promoting energy independence and offering hope to the struggling US coal industry. It replaced one ...

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3 Arrested For Fake Inmate Fund’s Checks – Detroit News Watch

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – Two women and a man have been charged with making counterfeit checks in several locations. Dawn Fox, 59, out of Redford, Donald Coletta, 25, out of Westland, and Marisa Fecteau, 24, out of Garden City. Charges include Uttering and Publishing (felony) and False Pretenses (felony). (Credit: Macomb County Sheriff’s Office) Police say Dawn ...

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Nessel Takes On Fight For State And Local Gun Safety – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 12 other Attorneys General Tuesday in urging the Supreme Court to uphold a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling which held that states and localities can impose certain types of firearm regulations when they are substantially related to an important government objective, such as the protection of their residents. ...

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Here’s How Many Pain Pills Detroit Pharmacies Receive – Detroit News Watch

(the Patch) A new report shows billions of painkillers flowed through nearly 83,000 pharmacies across the country, including many in Detroit. A previously unreleased database managed by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration logged where roughly 70 billion pills containing oxycodone and hydrocodone were shipped to, The Washington Post reported Monday. While the database doesn’t specify what happened after the pharmacies ...

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Detroit Native Creates Community Booklet Providing Resources, Words Of Encouragement – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT, Mich. (Detroit News Watch) – Kristy Love — a Detroit native, TV host and mindset coach — is bringing awareness to Detroit about a community booklet she’s created. The Detroit Community Resource Booklet provides valuable resources throughout the city with positive words of affirmation and bible verses. Believing that your mind is your most powerful weapon, Love says, “everything ...

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How To Spot The Toxic Algae That’s Killing Dogs In The Southeast – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Dog owners in the Southeast are spreading the word about the dangers of contaminated water following the deaths of their beloved pets. In Wilmington, North Carolina, three dogs died after frolicking in a pond, while another succumbed after a swim in Lake Allatoona, Georgia. A common enemy likely led to the deaths of all four dogs: liver failure brought on by ...

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Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference Comes To Detroit – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (the Patch) The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is heading to Detroit this week. Held at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit on Aug. 15, you won’t want to miss this insider gathering of cannabis entrepreneurs and investors. The multi-billion dollar cannabis industry is showing no signs of slowing down in the U.S. In fact,10 states have legalized marijuana for recreational ...

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Asian Carp Could Find Plenty Of Food In Lake Michigan – Detroit News Watch

TRAVERSE CITY (Detroit News Watch/AP) — Asian carp are likely to find enough food to spread farther if they establish breeding populations in Lake Michigan, reinforcing the importance of preventing the invasive fish from gaining a foothold, scientists said in a paper released Monday. A study led by University of Michigan researchers found that despite a drop-off in plankton, the ...

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