Monday, Jan. 14 — The Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition is calling on the federal government for universal background checks when purchasing guns, a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines and making gun trafficking a federal crime.
Wednesday, Jan. 16 — If you think counterfeit goods are limited to Coach handbags and football jerseys, think again. Experts from Michigan State University and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security say everything from Christmas lights and toothpaste to pesticides and aviation parts are counterfeited.
Thursday, Feb. 27 — A masters thesis turned Kickstarter project aims to rate LGBT-friendly businesses through a mobile device and computer application. Emily Brozovic began work on an application she’s calling “People Like Me” about a year and a half ago as part of her digital media and art technology master’s thesis at Michigan State University. The app is designed to allow users to rate businesses on their LGBT-friendliness. After graduation in the summer, she decided to continue the project and make it a full-blown product.
Friday, March 1 — Even though he’s from the natural-resource rich wilds of the Upper Peninsula, state Sen. Tom Casperson is ticking off a lot of people in the environmental community. It started out with his wolf-hunting bill that’s widely unpopular with environmental and animal groups. Now he’s pushing for legislation that opponents say would limit protections for ecosystems and that undermines the state Department of Natural Resources.
Monday, March 4 —Nearly nine months after Niowave erected a pole barn in their community, members of the Walnut Neighborhood Organization built their own pole barn in protest and parked it right in front of the company’s headquarters. It’s 14,000 square feet versus 80 square feet. Plus, this pole barn comes with wheels.
Tuesday, March 5 — The chairwoman of a City Council committee tasked with drafting a “vicious dog” ordinance said today she’s not interested in pursuing regulations that would target specific breeds — particularly pit bulls.