Bankruptcy judge sticks to ‘aggressive timetable’ for Detroit case

February 26, 2014
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Bankruptcy judge sticks to ‘aggressive timetable’ for Detroit case

If you tuned in  to WDET’s Craig Fahle show Monday morning, you likely heard Laura Bartell, professor of law Wayne State University, talk Detroit’s bankruptcy case. During the interview, she said it was highly unlikely that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes would schedule confirmation hearings anytime soon on the proposed bankruptcy-exit plan, called a...
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Social Media Spread Lice

February 26, 2014
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Social Media Spread Lice

We get some really out-there press releases here at MT HQ, but every once in a while one of them will send our weird-meter soaring. The latest was a press release quoting the owner of Rapunzel’s Lice Boutique. (Did you realize there WAS a Rapunzel’s Lice Boutique? No? You’ll be floored to realize they...
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Keeping the NFL safe for straights

February 25, 2014
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When we heard the news that Washington, D.C.-based lobbyist Jack Burkman intended to introduce a bill calling for a ban on gay players in the NFL, we had a little chuckle. Then there was his over-the-top statement, widely quoted, which said, “We are losing our decency as a nation. Imagine your son being forced...
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Claire Nowak-Boyd named new executive director of Preservation Detroit

February 25, 2014
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Claire Nowak-Boyd named new executive director of Preservation Detroit

Preservation Detroit, the city’s largest historic preservation group, announced today Claire Nowak-Boyd as its new executive director. “We are thrilled to bring Claire on board to help us grow Preservation Detroit,” Amy Elliott Bragg, president of the Board of Directors, said in a statement. “Her talent, experience, and vision will be a tremendous resource...
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Dear Michigan, please fix the damn roads

February 25, 2014
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Driving down Schaefer toward Eight Mile in Detroit should not make me feel like I’m going to wreck my car. Driving down Greenfield should not make my stomach sink down to my toes, and hitting a pothole should not make me feel like I’m two seconds away from shitting my pants. These potholes for...
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I-94 expansion critics put MDOT in spin mode

February 25, 2014
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I-94 expansion critics put MDOT in spin mode

A blog post this morning from the Michigan Department of Transportation this morning on why nearly $2 billion should be spent reconstructing I-94 between Conner Avenue and I-96 gave us pause. The 6.7-mile stretch between Conner Avenue and I-96 would be widened one lane in each direction and continuous service drives would be implemented,...
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