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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Positive Thoughts

BY JD DAVIDS I'm not stopping PrEP because my skin turned blue. That was an embarrassing mistake in the first few days of trying it. Don't tell anyone, though, or they'll find out that I'm [...]

By |2017-09-12T09:00:00-04:00September 12th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Saugatuck Fall Get Away

BY BILL MALCOLM The Saugatuck area of Southwest Michigan is offers plenty to do this fall in this charming city and surrounding area. The area consists of Saugatuck itself which is an art colony full [...]

By |2017-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Transmissions: Photographic Memory

BY GWENDOLYN ANN SMITH In July of 2016, my father passed away. In his later years, he was primarily known for being a conductor on the Disneyland Railroad, as well as his long-time model-railroading hobby. [...]

By |2017-09-11T09:00:00-04:00September 11th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Oscar Saw

Across 1 Fig part over a private part 5 Porter's fuel? 9 Smart-ass output 13 Scat queen Fitzgerald 14 Parrot in "Aladdin: 15 "Is so!" rebuttal 16 Apple Store buy 17 Moby Dick chaser 18 [...]

By |2017-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2017|Entertainment, Puzzles|

Voice of Detroit

BY EMELL DERRA ADOLPHUS BTL Photo: Alex Godin You won't hear Michael Perkins on-air at WDET, but his work developing local partnerships for the nonprofit radio station certainly makes noise. As corporate sales manager, [...]

By |2017-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Chanticleer: Heart of a Soldier

The hearts of soldiers burst with every emotion. Expressed in music from the Renaissance to the present day, these sentiments ranging from extreme pain to extreme joy are universal. Heart of a Soldier at 8 [...]

By |2017-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

White Nationalists Sue MSU

A screen capture of one of Kyle Bristow's former websites featuring Bristow with former Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis. Source: archives. To left, BTL file photo: Kyle Bristow by Todd Heywood A screen [...]

By |2017-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Mobile Pantry Comes to Flint

BY BTL STAFF FLINT - Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for September at locations throughout Flint. The Food Bank of [...]

By |2017-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2017|Michigan, News|

LGBTQ and Jewish: Photovoice Project

BY BTL STAFF ANN ARBOR - What does it mean to be Jewish and queer? What strengthens or hinders your involvement in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area Jewish community or in the LGBTQ community? [...]

By |2017-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2017|Michigan, News|

Trump Administration to End DACA

BY MICHAEL K. LAVERS The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it will rescind a program that has allowed roughly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement [...]

By |2017-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2017|National, News|