After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]


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Holland Area Pride Coming Up June 28

By BTL Staff The live art of glass blowing, portraits, face painting and information from a kayak tour company are among the more than 40 booths that will be spread throughout Centennial Park, between River [...]

By |2014-06-20T09:00:00-04:00June 20th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Restaurant Week Kicks Off June 22

By Shelby Clark Petkus Ann Arbor Restaurant Week runs June 22-27, bringing reasonably priced gourmet and fine foods to the Washtenaw area. The biannual event (January and June) features fixed-price menus at participating establishments with [...]

By |2014-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2014|Entertainment|

A Universal Loss

By Christopher J. Treacy Shane Bitney Crone Bridegroom 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. June 25 Emagine Theatre 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak We'd all like to think that if we were lucky [...]

By |2014-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2014|Entertainment|

Mayan Culture

Across 1 Secreted a fluid onto the face 5 Type of market for bears 10 Poet Broumas 14 Morales of "Resurrection Blvd." 15 Wall Street term 16 Madonna, in a creche 17 Legal wrong 18 [...]

By |2014-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2014|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Canton Community Helps Push Ordinance Forward

AJ Trager CANTON-On June 10, Canton Township became the 35th municipality in Michigan to adopt an anti-discrimination human rights ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of groups protected against wrongful [...]

By |2014-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Rocking The Calder For Equality

BTL Staff GRAND RAPIDS-The 26th Annual Grand Rapids Pride Festival packed Calder Plaza this past weekend, filling downtown GR with rainbow flags and loving couples. The LGBT Network, who took control of Pride planning after [...]

By |2014-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Pride Goes To The Zoo

AJ Trager View more pictures from Kalamazoo Pride KALAMAZOO- Pride month continued its parade through Michigan this past weekend with the Seventh Annual Kalamazoo Pride. West Michigan brought its love to the Zoo, a love [...]

By |2014-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2014|Michigan, News|

Trans Republican Wins Nevada Primary

Keen News Service Here's something genuinely radical: a transgender candidate won a Republican primary for a Nevada assembly seat June 10. Lauren Scott, who was a Democrat until three years ago, won 58 percent of [...]

By |2014-06-19T09:00:00-04:00June 19th, 2014|National, News|