Category: Community

Snyder state update left out 75% drop in reading proficiency in Flint

Three Januarys ago, Gov. Rick Snyder described a River of Opportunity all Michiganders could enter as long as the state improved third-grade reading proficiency. “One of the important metrics in someone’s life on the River of Opportunity is the ability to be proficient-reading by third grade,” he said in January 2015. “How have we done? We were at 63% in 2010, and we are at 70% today. … But 70% doesn’t cut it.” Read...

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Megan Brown just became editor of the Michigan Law Review, the first African-American editor in the publication’s 115-year history.

Megan Brown claimed both Atlanta and Detroit as places she grew up. “When I’m in Michigan, I say I’m from Atlanta; when I’m in Atlanta, I say I’m from Michigan,’’ said Brown. “I don’t think I’m a full Michigander and I don’t think I’m a full Georgian.” But now she’s a full-time editor. Brown, 25, was named editor-in-chief of the University of Michigan Law Review, which is run by students. By all accounts, she is the first African American to run the prestigious review. Continue this story HERE!...

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Grosse Pointe to fight its rodent problem by moving its Department of Public Works site to Detroit‬.

We had two different people forward us this story from Grosse Pointe, and when we were done reading it you could have knocked us over with a feather. The article is that weird. No, that’s not to say that Grosse Pointe Times reporter K. Michelle Moran got anything wrong or goofed in any way. It’s a Grosse Pointe paper, and it takes a Grosse Pointe perspective on the matter. It’s just that everybody in the story seems utterly dead to the irony of putting a wealthy community’s trash operations in the poorest big city in the country. Read the...

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Oakland County woman wins $100,000 playing Michigan Lottery online

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – An Oakland County woman won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery’s 25 Card Cash game online Friday. “I was playing the 25 Card Cash game on my son’s laptop and when I saw I won $100,000, I didn’t think it was real,” said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. “I had the strangest feeling come over me. It was like I died and came back to life!” She plans to buy a home with the winnings as well as share some of the money with her parents and take her children to Disney World. “I’m still in shock. I work two...

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