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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Hear Me Out: Best of 2015

10. Madonna, 'Rebel Heart' In 2015, it was strange hearing Madonna sound so... human. A cluster of cuts from the queen's 13th studio album imparted a rare authenticity and striking vulnerability typically not ascribed to [...]

By |2016-01-14T09:00:00-05:00January 14th, 2016|Entertainment, Music|

Happy Anniversary

Across 1 Part of an actor's pay between parts? 5 R.E.M. frontman Michael 10 Israeli statesman 14 Give a good beating to 15 Fable fellow 16 Building manager, briefly 17 How some chatter 18 Jeremy [...]

By |2016-01-14T09:00:00-05:00January 14th, 2016|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Triplett Joins Equality Michigan Senior Staff

BY BTL STAFF DETROIT - Equality Michigan, the statewide LGBT anti-violence and advocacy organization, appointed former East Lansing mayor Nathan Triplett, M.A., J.D., as its new political director. Triplett spent seven years as a staffer [...]

By |2016-01-14T09:00:00-05:00January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

LGBT Icon David Bowie Dies at 69

BY BTL STAFF British musician David Bowie died of cancer at 69 on Jan. 10. The artist reportedly had been quietly fighting cancer, believed to be of the liver according to early reports, for the [...]

By |2016-01-14T09:00:00-05:00January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Suit Against Planet Fitness Dismissed

BY BTL STAFF MIDLAND COUNTY, MICH. - WNEM reports that the suit against a Midland Planet Fitness following a locker room controversy has been dismissed. The controversy over a transgender member using the female locker [...]

By |2016-01-14T09:00:00-05:00January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|

Revisiting Discrimination

LANSING -- A decade after the Lansing City Council first approved its local human rights ordinance, it is being reviewed and is now up for some changes. A committee of the city council, lead by [...]

By |2016-01-14T09:00:00-05:00January 14th, 2016|Michigan, News|