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Should John Engler be fired by MSU?
The Michigan State board of trustees has scheduled a special meeting tomorrow and board members may move to fire interim president John Engler over comments made by the former governor which are seen as insensitive to Larry Nassar survivors. Republicans controlle

Thirty-four thousand teachers in Los Angeles are out on strike to defend public education against the privatization agenda of Austin Beutner, the former inve...

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The North American International Auto Show kicks off this week. But not everyone agrees that the car is so worth celebrating.

Lawmakers resoundingly said no to the prime minister's proposed agreement with the European Union. With the deadline for Brexit just 10 weeks away, what happens now is anyone's guess.

Texas is a super-user of federal housing programs, but the shutdown has brought loans, tax credits and rental assistance to a screeching halt, hurting poor Texans the most.

Relations between Beijing and Ottawa are at crisis point after a Canadian man was sentenced to death by a Chinese court.
Canada's foreign ministry issued a travel warning to its citizens in China over "the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws" late Monday, in the wake of the death sentence h

Delta Air Lines says the next three months could be bumpy.
The company forecast earnings per share of 70 cents to 90 cents, far below Wall Street estimates. A year ago Delta earned 74 cents a share in the fourth quarter. Delta also said a key measure of revenue from fares is likely to be flat.

Undaunted by rain, yesterday tens of thousands of teachers picketed at schools and marched through downtown Los Angeles in the exuberant first day of a massive strike
Thirty-four thousand teachers are striking to defend public education against the privatization agenda of Austin Beutner, a former investment banker and current superintendent of the L.A. Unified School District
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is demanding class size limits,…

Boil water advisory for downtown Detroit and parts of the lower eastside has been lifted, effective immediately
Two rounds of testing, from multiple sources including Cobo Center and fire stations show no bacterial contamination in Detroit’s water supply
Customers no longer advised to boil their water for drinking and cooking purposes
DWSD Director Gary Brown and GLWA CEO Sue McCormick will be updating City Council this morning at 10 a.m.

Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new analysis found. The advertisements for various medicines showed up on TV, newspapers, online sites and elsewhere in 2016. Their numbers soared over 20 years as part of broad health industry efforts to promote drugs, devices, lab tests and even hospitals. The researchers estimated that…

Morehouse College will host a series of community events that will honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as the nation observes his 90thbirthday. Nine activities have been scheduled t…

MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker is encouraging a $100 billion investment he describes as a “moonshot for transit.” Parker made the remarks at Friday morning’s annual State of MARTA Bre…

A Henry Ford pediatrician explains the role of play in physical, social and emotional development and gives tips about how to make time for play.

Publix Super Markets has debuted an online Aprons Cooking School class. The free classes, which will stream live on YouTube, will be led by two Publix Aprons Cooking School chefs. During each class…

With former Gov. Bruce Rauner seated in the front row, Pritzker vowed he "won't hollow out the functions of government."

Teach your employees how to sharpen their decision-making and you'll reap many rewards, including a better workforce.

(Los Angeles, CA) — Teachers are some of the hardest workers in the world serving as guides, as leaders, and as mentors to our youth. Through the course of their work teachers provide inspiration t…

Are Los Angeles Teachers Next? by Samantha Winslow in Labor Notes: "When the Union Power caucus won leadership of UTLA in 2014, President Alex Caputo-Pearl vowed to open up closed-door negotiations and aim higher with a plan to defend and improve public schools. The new leaders organized a contract campaign and won a contract in 2015 that raised pay and created counselor-to-student ratios for the first…

Greetings, Friends! Waking up to snowy roads on Sunday morning, I was disappointed. Sure it was beautiful outside but the roads were a mess here in Hillsdale and I really wanted to make it safely t…

$750,000 project has involved months of preparation
Buffalo, N.Y.-based International Chimney Corp. leading high-profile move
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In preparation for moving the Mackenzie House to a new corner, crews are boarding up the historic home and have cleared the former Wayne State University parking lot, on which the house will be transported
Moving the historic Mackenzie House on Wayne State University's campus is going…