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Adoba Hotel’s new owner meets with franchises, shops for new flag

Sherri Welch – The state’s second-largest hotel, the former Hyatt Regency Dearborn, could soon have a new flag. Since taking over management of the hotel Nov. 1 under a five-year contract, Longview, Texas-based Lodging Host Hotel Corp. has met with at least seven well-known franchises, said CEO Kevin Hilchey. They include Marriott International Inc., Best […]

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Here’s a sign of a busy online holiday: UPS is hiring more seasonal workers

The Grand Rapids hub is looking for more than 150 workers. Hourly pay starts at $ 18.75 for drivers, $ 15 for helpers. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Detroit rallies over Ferguson

DETROIT, MI — Multiple protests are scheduled Tuesday around Metro Detroit after the announcement of the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson Monday night. Around two dozen people gathered outside the U.S. Federal Court building… Full News here – Detroit News

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Winds calm down with colder temps Monday night in metro Detroit

Winds calm down with colder temps Monday night in metro Detroit A High Wind Warning is in effect for several southeastern Michigan counties until 10 p.m. Monday. Counties under High Wind Warning: Wayne. Monroe. Lenawee. Washtenaw. Quick Clicks. High wind watches issued for SE Michigan counties · Warm, wet … Full News here – Read more […]

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Got 90 seconds? Preview Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade

Got 90 seconds? Preview Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade

David Hall – Thursday marks the 88th anniversary of America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit  — the second-largest Thanksgiving parade in the country to Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York. This year’s theme: “Walking on Sunshine.”  At 8:45 a.m. Thursday, the parade will kick off at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Kirby Street, travel south on Woodward and […]

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Eminem’s Shady XV: Stream new album, hear 66-sample DJ Whoo Kid mixtape with label faves

DETROIT, MI — Eminem fans: This is your week for Slim Shady and Shady Records music. Monday marked the official release of Shady XV, a double-disc album with new songs and greatest hits from the label. There’s also a free mixtape out created by DJ Whoo Kid that includes a whopping 66 samples from songs […]

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Vigil for Michael Brown at Detroit federal court

A large prayer vigil for Michael Brown is expected to be held Tuesday outside of the Detroit federal courthouse. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit home prices up just 5% in latest Case-Shiller report

Indicating a continued slow-down and stabilization of the residential real estate market, Detroit-area home prices rose just 5 percent year-over-year in September, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller report. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Detroit radio station urges fans to root for Jets

Detroit radio station urges fans to root for Jets Despite losing a home game to a neutral location because of several feet of snow, the Buffalo Bills could be entering enemy territory when they play the Jets in Detroit on Monday night. The Detroit sports radio station 105.1 started an initiative for … Full News […]

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Schuette files brief urging U.S. Supreme Court to take gay marriage case

Schuette files brief urging U.S. Supreme Court to take gay marriage case

Associated Press – LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and supporters of gay marriage have at least one thing in common: They want the U.S. Supreme Court to use a Michigan case to settle the legality of same-sex nuptials. Schuette’s office filed a legal brief Monday at the Supreme Court. He wants the court […]

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Former Associated Press Lansing bureau chief Kathy Barks Hoffman joins Martin Waymire

Kathy Barks Hoffman, an award-winning public relations practitioner and journalist with a background in public affairs, has joined the public relations firm of Martin Waymire as a senior account executive. Barks Hoffman most recently worked for Lambert, Edwards & Associates public relations firm in its Lansing office, where she was director of the public affairs […]

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Family cottage owners get relief from tax spikes after ownership changes hands

The new that goes into effect on New Year’s Eve broadens an existing tax loophole adopted last year. But the law also imposes new limits on how the family cottage can be used as rental property. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Review: ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ offers nice balance of cute and clever

The movie gives the scene-stealing characters from the “Madagascar” movies their own adventure. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Column: Next 4 games offer Detroit Lions chance to temporarily shed ‘Same Old’ narrative

Coming off a brutal, but somewhat predictable loss to the Patriots, the Lions should be favored in their next four contests. Will they take care of business and march into the postseason or is the team in for another second-half collapse? Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Auto insurance rates put the brakes on Detroit

Auto insurance rates put the brakes on Detroit Jay Clark Reid and his wife, noted indie rock musician Ida Nilsen, moved to Detroit from Canada two years ago anticipating cheap real estate and ultra-affordable living. Then they encountered Detroit's highest-in-the-nation auto insurance rates. Reid … Full News here – Read more on Detroit Free Press

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