Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The campaign Obama won was the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Nearly 400,000 people joined in 2011 — a 25 percent increase over 2010.
With a 25 percent increase in donors from 2010 to 2011, Michigan has received a national award for its dramatic growth in the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors who save and heal lives. Donate Life America presented the "Greatest Improvement in Donor Designation Rate" award to Michigan at the Donate Life National State Team Leader Conference in Grapevine, Texas, announced an Oct. 3 press release from the state of Michigan. Michigan is one of four states to receive the award. It had the second highest growth in donor designations in 2011 among the 50 states and District of Columbia. Nearly 400,000 people joined the Michigan Organ Donor Registry in 2011, up from 320,000 the year before, which is a 25 percent jump. "The …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Now a high school football coach, Ron Bellamy had just turned 18 when he played in the 2000 Orange Bowl.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Motorcycle riders who want to ride without a helmet must be 21 or older and carry additional insurance.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Michigan became the 31st state to give motorcyclists the option of wearing a helmet under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday. Senate Bill 291, sponsored by state Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-District 25, lets motorcyclists choose whether to wear a helmet if they are at least 21 years old, carry additional insurance and have passed a motorcycle safety course or have had their motorcycle endorsement for at least two years. Motorcycle passengers who want to exercise this option also must be 21 or older and carry additional insurance. The legislation was approved with bipartisan support. “While many motorcyclists will continue to wear helmets, those who choose not to deserve the latitude to make their own informed judgments as long as …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers, which were: 2-4-23-38-46, and Mega Ball 23.
Lucky lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland likely put an end to the fantasies of a nation after Mega Millions winners were announced Friday night. The $640 million jackpot, believed to be the world's largest such prize, is expected to be split between three winners who picked: 2-4-23-38-46, and Mega Ball 23. The Mega Millions game, played in 44 states and jurisdictions, gripped imaginations and pocketbooks alike all week after the prize grew by more than $300 million since the previous drawing on Tuesday. On Patch, Twitter, and Facebook, ideas for how to spend the loot ranged from philanthropic to frivolous: As of Saturday morning, no media outlet had reported any of the tickets as being claimed. Earlier this week, …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Are you more inclined to play with a prize like that?
Need $363 million? Who doesn't, right? Well, Tuesday could be the day. The Mega Millions lottery prize has been increased to $363 million, one of the highest jackpots ever. The next drawing will be 11 p.m. Tuesday, so you can still vie for a piece. This is the third-largest prize in the multi-state lottery's history, behind a $390-million jackpot in 2007 and $380-million jackpot in 2011, according to megamillions.com. Earlier this week, Michigan made national news because five tickets, matching five of the six Mega Millions numbers, were sold at the same Meijer store in Northville. Those prizes were $250,000 each, according the Michigan Lottery. “There are a lot of things that can sometimes seem like they’re impossible to happen. But we …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Wisconsin's travel website is using a mitten image on its travel website; some Michiganians think Wisconsin should keep their hands off our mitten.
Do you think it's thumbs-up or thumbs-down to Wisconsin's use of a mitten image in its winter promotions? According to a story on Mlive.com, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is using the image of a slightly misshapen mitten to look like the state of Wisconsin on its winter travel site. This has prompted some good-natured jousting between the folks in Wisconsin who think their state is shaped like a mitten, and Michiganians who know there can only be one mitten state. According to the Mlive story: "Dave Lorenz, manager of public and industry relations for the state of Michigan, said the two state tourism agencies are friendly. “We understand their mitten envy,” he said with a chuckle, “but there is only one mitten state, only one Great …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
They are our mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmas, husbands, uncles, friends and neighbors — and they all fought breast cancer. These brave Michigan men and women shared their stories with Patch.
We went looking for faces of survival. We found inspiration. Patch asked Michigan women and men who have fought breast cancer to share their struggles, tears and triumphs with us during October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer survivor Cynde Lebert, 59, of Canton, tells newly diagnosed women: “You'll be fine. You're alive and that's the most important thing.” Farmington Hills resident Dick Jaeger, 70, is one of the approximately 2,140 men diagnosed each year with breast cancer. "The answer is know your body and don't take anything for granted," Jaeger said. "Every day, I'm a cancer survivor," said Jean Bean, a 58-year-old mom, wife and interior designer from Rochester. "I don't obsess about it, but it's always there." Nancy …
Monday, September 5, 2011
What can be done to help Michigan? When Obama stopped in Detroit for his Labor Day speech, Patch talked to Michigan residents about what our national and local leadership can do to foster the state's turnaround.
DETROIT — Thousands of people from throughout Michigan gathered in downtown Detroit Monday afternoon to hear President Obama speak after the annual Labor Day parade. While the president spoke about jobs, labor and the importance of collective bargaining, Patch asked members of the audience to talk about what they would like to see our nation's leaders, as well as those in power locally, do to help the state. Obama teased the crowd about his upcoming speech on jobs, which is planned for Thursday, saying he would propose "ways to put America back to work that both parties would agree to." So what can our leaders in Washington do? Jobs, education: Those were the major themes these Michigan residents echoed. What do you think? Click through …