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Michigan Nurses hold townhall mtgs for Camp & Upton…since they won’t hold their own

The Michigan Nurses Association are the cutting edge of activism once again. Check out their latest events (and, yes, YOU are invited): Since Rep. Camp Won’t Hold Citizens Town Hall, Nurses Will Do It For Him on MondayMonday’s event gives citizens opportunity they’ve been denied by supercommittee member MIDLAND – Since Congressman Dave Camp of Midland has denied multiple requests […]

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Photos from memorial of Ace the pit bull from Detroit

Photos from memorial of Ace the pit bull from Detroit

Here are still photos taken by my wife Anne C. Savage during last night’s memorial for Ace the pit bull from Detroit. Ace was reported to have been euthanized yesterday despite a court order NOT to. Click any photo to see more and larger versions at Anne’s blog. I encourage you to read her commentary on this situation. Here’s a […]

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Memorial for Ace the pit bull in Detroit

Here is video from tonight’s memorial for Ace the pit bull from Detroit (backstory HERE.) About 150 local pet rescuers and animal lovers showed up to mourn the passing of Ace who was euthanized by the Detroit Animal Control staff. Based on the way things have played out, it seems pretty clear that Ace was actually euthanized almost immediately after […]

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Ace the pit bull from Detroit has been euthanized

From Fox News Detroit: A story people around the world have been following involving a pit bull who was found lost, alone, and hungry — at a hardware store, over the weekend. He was nick-named “Ace” and has been at the center of a controversy surrounding his well being since the day he was found. He was taken by animal […]

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Make it viral! Gretchen Whitmer reads Michigan Republicans the riot act. Epic!

State Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer is on a tear lately. After dressing down Republicans for their passage of an anti-bullying bill that was anything but last week, today she read them the riot act for going on a two-week deer hunting season vacation when they have so much left undone. To my colleagues: we are poised today to leave […]

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Candlelight vigil for Ace the pit bull in Detroit TONIGHT!

Candlelight vigil for Ace the pit bull in Detroit TONIGHT!

The various groups working to save Ace and the other animals housed at the Detroit Animal Control (DAC) facility are having a candlelight vigil tonight in front of the DAC. As of this writing, over 620 people have said they will be attending. From the event’s Facebook page: Candlelight vigil for AceThursday November 10, 2011 – 7pm-10pmOutside of the D.A.C.3511 […]

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More hiring of military vets & spouses announced by FLOTUS Michelle Obama

After an announcement last month about a similar agreement with the American Logistics Association, there’s more good news on the hiring of vets and their spouses today from First Lady Michelle Obama: First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Major Private Sector Commitments to Hire 100,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Support of Joining Forces Leading Organizations Answer President Obama’s Challenge to […]

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Michigan is 10th nationally in mercury emissions, has 3 of the 100 dirtiest coal-fired power plants

Michigan is 10th nationally in mercury emissions, has 3 of the 100 dirtiest coal-fired power plants

A new report out today from Environment Michigan titled “Michigan’s Biggest Mercury Polluters” (pdf) shows that Michigan is tenth in the country for mercury emissions and has three of the top 100 most-polluting coal-fired power plants. Their report shows that: The Detroit Edison Monroe Power Plant in Monroe emitted the most mercury pollution of any power plant in Michigan in […]

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Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris handed stunning defeat at polls

As I have written about in the past, Emergency Manager Joe Harris by-passed the normal process simply decreed that seven proposals be placed on the ballot for last Tuesday’s elections. These proposals would have altered the Benton Harbor city charter to reduce the number of City Commissioners and eliminated the ward system. In addition to the three I previously wrote […]

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Ace the pit bull from Detroit granted a stay of execution – if he’s still alive

Ace the pit bull from Detroit granted a stay of execution – if he’s still alive

Ace the pit bull from Detroit who faces euthanization today or tomorrow has earned a stay of execution from a Wayne County Circuit judge. (I have written about Ace’s situation HERE and HERE A groundswell of support to save Ace, the dog taken by animal control last week and whose fate was unknown Wednesday, has helped push a Wayne County […]

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I’m sorry, Rick Perry who?

Na na na na. Na na na na. Hey, hey, hey. Goooo-ooood-bye. These are easily 52 of the most painful seconds in politics I have ever witnessed. I detest Rick Perry and I still felt sorry for the guy. My twitter feed was full of “OMG” and “Oh, dude…” comments for a solid 2 minutes when this happened. Mr. Drillheredrillnowdomesticenergyrightunderourfeet […]

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