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Mother Nature Likes My Motorcycle Best

Today on Red Sky Stage Radio’s…Planet Michigan…I call this one, “Mother Earth likes my motorcycle best”…at least my Yamaha…I’ll explain why in a sec…music, of course, by the Right and Honourable…Kevin MacLeod…….You know I usually am a stickler for proper spelling and grammar when I write anything, even emails and other stuff…I just can’t help myself…though I have to confess to being less particular when writing these segments (since nobody but me sees them…you only ever hear them)…except now that I’ve been pasting this written text for these segments on my Planet Michigan website…along with any appropriate photos (and a few inappropriate ones, as well)…I’m paying more attention to keeping my spelling and grammar correct…what does this have to do with anything?…well, nothing really…so, back to today’s topic…I have two motorcycles, one which is for sale…oh, today’s topic goes along with my series on how I do my part for the environment…and one way is driving a motorcycle whenever possible…see, I travel around Northern Michigan a lot for my work with common loons…I have a lot of lakes to check and monitor throughout spring and summer…and aside from when I need my Subaru in early spring to haul and place nesting rafts and buoys, I use the ultra-gas-efficient Yamaha TW-200 for everything…… 400 more words

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Detroit retiree representative: If pensioners reject Grand Bargain, you will have no sympathy from anybody | MLive.com

Shirley Lightsey, president of the Detroit Retired City Employees Association, speaks during a Detroit ceremony in which Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation offering state funds for a settlement that would cushion the blow of cuts to city pensions. 621 more words

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On Thursday, June 12, the Michigan legislature passed a $37 million general budget for fiscal year 2015. This marks the fourth budget in four years that has been passed by the legislature before its traditional summer recess in mid-June. 395 more words

MIWeek: Grand Bargain Deal is Done - Detroit Bankruptcy

MIWeek: Grand Bargain Deal is Done

The oversight committee, foundation support, what it took to make the grand bargain deal, and where will Detroit go from here? Episode 311/Segment 1

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Detroit rolls dice by relying on casino cash

BY TIM REID AND MICHAEL ERMAN

DETROIT/NEW YORK Sun Jun 8, 2014 7:05am EDT

The Motor City Casino and Hotel is seen near downtown Detroit, Michigan October 23, 2013. 1,265 more words

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Battle Wages In State Legislature To Require Training For Security Guards

LANSING (WWJ) – An effort to require training for security guards in Michigan stalled in the state legislature and one of the sponsors isn’t happy about it. 175 more words

News

Detroit moves to shield museums art from creditors

Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press11:54 p.m. EDT June 5, 2014

(Photo: Romain Blanquart, Detroit Free Press)

DETROIT — The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a  366 more words

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