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75-mph speed is officially coming to Michigan roads!

Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed bills allowing speed limits on some Michigan highways to 75 miles per hour. “Ensuring that all Michiganders are safe while operating vehicles on our state’s roadways is critically important, and these bills allow for appropriately increased speed limits on certain roadways after safety studies are conducted,” Snyder said. The main bill requires the Michigan Department of Transportation and Department of State Police to raise speed limits to 75 miles per hour on 600 miles of rural, limited-access freeways if a safety and engineering study deems it safe. The bills require safety and engineering...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Michelle Obama will never run for office.”

Welp. You heard it straight from President Obama. He crushed a lot of people’s hopes and dreams this week, revealing that his wife Michelle “will never run for office.” “She is as talented a person as I know,” he told Rolling Stone in an interview published Tuesday. “You can see the incredible resonance she has with the American people. But I joke that she’s too sensible to want to be in politics.” Though the first lady previously said several times that she wouldn’t run, many progressives have held onto the hope that she would consider a future presidential bid. Charity...

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Pistons to announce Tuesday they’re moving downtown

The Pistons will announce Tuesday at 3 p.m. that they will move to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit starting with the 2017-18 season, a source told The Detroit News on Monday. The source requested anonymity because an official announcement has not yet taken place. The announcement will follow a 2:30 p.m. meeting of the city’s Downtown Development Authority board at Detroit Cass Tech High School. The meeting is open to the public. The DDA votes on whether to support private investments and business growth within Detroit’s central business district with loans, sponsorships and grants, infrastructure improvements and other...

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WDIV reporter Lauren Podell resigns amidst n-word scandal

  WDIV reporter Lauren Podell resigned from her position at the station today, WDIV Vice President and General Manager Marla Drutz says in a company-wide email obtained by BLAC. The email included a message from Podell, who began at WDIV in 2007 as a traffic reporter after winning a contest at a local shopping mall, to her coworkers: “During my time at WDIV I have created many friendships that I will continue to cherish.” This week, word got out that a WDIV reporter used the word “nigger” in a conversation with another coworker, and gained momentum when Sam Riddle,...

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