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Five Things you need to know about Michigan: Investing in our Future

Making the Mackinac Bridge We shared this on Facebook over the weekend, but this is a really cool video from the History Channel featuring some great old clips of the construction of the Mackinac Bridge in the 1950. Enjoy! Michigan…
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Five Things you need to know about Michigan: Spring Forward Edition

Loyola High School in Detroit Detroit schools have been in the news a lot of late, and there's a tendency to believe that schools and students can't succeed in Detroit. The public radio show Here & Now looked at Loyola High School…
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Michigan takes center stage in Republican & Democratic Presidential Primaries

Extensive Airtime for Michigan Issues The debate focused extensively on Michigan issues including Flint's water crisis, Detroit's Public Schools, and the auto bailout. Regarding that issue, Crain's Detroit reports: In her most pointed thrust,…
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BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Snyder aware of Flint water crisis in February 2015

BREAKING: Progress Michigan reports that Governor Rick Snyder Knew About Flint Water Crisis in February of 2015: An email sent by Governor Rick Snyder shows that he planned to discuss “Flint water” with top staffers in February 2015 —…
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Five Things you need to know about Michigan: Leap Day Edition

Happy Leap Day Michigan! Today is the day we do the quadrennial calendar adjustment known as Leap Day, instituted in 45 BC by Julius Caesar. It's in February because the old Roman calendar ended on the last day of February. Get the full…
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Five Things You Need to Know about Michigan: Primary Colors Edition

Mass Shooting in Kalamazoo I don't know what you can say other than "Isn't it time we do SOMETHING???" Via NBC News: The eight people shot by a rampaging Uber driver Saturday were cut down on what otherwise seemed to be an ordinary weekend…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Boomtown Edition

Next Big Idea for Transportation in Michigan? Speaking on Michigan Radio's excellent Stateside program, RFD Insight founder Lawrence Dolph says that Michigan has all the parts to think big about public transit with hydroelectric-powered  train/commuter…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Go Dogs Go plus Ice & Snow

Deep Freeze to Bring Cold & Snow mLive is reporting that severe & sustained cold is coming to Michigan this week. It sounds as if the Lake Michigan shore will receive the brunt of the snow (6+") but: No area will escape the deep…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Historic Districts, New Sales Models and Fleeing Youth

Michigan Republicans Seek to Dissolve Historic Districts At Electablog, architectural historian Nancy Kotting writes about a new House bill that is threatening Michigan's ability to preserve our architectural heritage: Michigan is home to…
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Five Things You Need to Know: Megatronic Manic Monday

Calvin Johnson to Retire ... Probably ESPN's Adam Schefter ripped the heart out of Lions fans who were holding out hope with a report that 2015 was Calvin "Megatron" Johnson's  last season. Johnson apparently made the call before the season…