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Daniel Howes

Howes: Mich. in bidding for 5K jobs from iPhone builder

Howes: Michigan in bidding for 5K jobs from iPhone builderGov. Snyder, Mayor Duggan seeking to land big development prospect, with hope of getting ‘Good Jobs’ bill to close deal
  • Daniel Howes
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Impressions of Thursday's Mackinac Policy Conference

Impressions of Thursday’s Mackinac Policy ConferenceNolan Finley, Ingrid Jacques and Daniel Howes discuss issues at the policy conference.
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Nolan Finley

Finley: Top execs team up to fuel Detroit’s revival

Finley: Top execs put heads together to fuel Detroit’s revivalThe group, so informal it doesn’t yet have a name, has been meeting for past year to plot strategy and set priorities
  • Nolan Finley
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

Ford Foundation president stresses collaboration

Ford Foundation president stresses collaborationAt Mackinac Conference, Darren Walker outlines priorities and praises progress
  • Detroit
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Bernstein ‘taking every step necessary’ to run for gov

Bernstein ‘taking every step necessary’ to run for Michigan governorDemocratic candidates work Mackinac conference crowd as prospects like Mark Bernstein, Shri Thanedar test waters
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Snyder pushes ‘good jobs’ business incentive plan

Snyder pushes ‘good jobs’ business incentive planGov. Rick Snyder joined business and political leaders in urging the state House to pass a business tax incentive plan
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

Detroit unemployment rate hits 16-year low

Detroit unemployment rate hits 16-year low of 8.4 percentDetroit’s jobless rate hit 8.4% in April, prompting the mayor to say, “There’s no doubt that jobs are moving back”
  • Detroit
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Daniel Howes

Howes: Warning, Detroit. Cars hottest in Silicon Valley

Howes: Warning, Detroit. Cars hottest in Silicon ValleyThe shift is transforming, like it or not, the auto industry as a century of Americans has known and mostly loved it
  • Daniel Howes
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Nolan Finley

Finley: Can Rick Snyder still deliver?

Finley: Can Rick Snyder still deliver?Does Rick Snyder still have clout to seal his agenda and legacy?
  • Nolan Finley
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Opinion

Finley awarded Liberty Bell

Finley awarded Liberty BellThe Detroit News editorial page editor is co-recipient of the Allene and Martin Doctoroff Liberty Bell Award for 2017
  • Opinion
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Opinion

Finley: Returning citizens can fill skilled trades gap

Finley: Returning citizens can help fill the skilled trades gapFinley: Training returning citizens for jobs will cut recidivism, fill the skilled trades gap.
  • Opinion
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Ingrid Jacques

Jacques: Duggan revives one Detroit school panel bid

Jacques: Duggan revives one Detroit school panel bidBut some leading Republicans skeptical of push to have one commission for charter, traditional schools
  • Ingrid Jacques
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Nolan Finley

Mark Hackel: Better than 50-50 chance of gov run

Mark Hackel: Better than 50-50 chance of gov runMacomb County executive said ‘There are problems that need to be solved.’
  • Nolan Finley
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
News

Impressions of Wednesday's Mackinac Conference

Impressions of Wednesday’s Mackinac ConferenceNolan Finley, Ingrid Jacques and Daniel Howes discuss issues at the policy conference such as mobility, education and Mark Hackel's probable run for governor.
  • News
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Report: Boost immigration to aid Michigan’s economy

Report: Boost immigration to aid Michigan’s economyPanel says Michigan should encourage immigration, celebrate diversity and improve quality of life to boost economy
  • Michigan
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

Duggan plans ‘board up brigades’ for vacant homes

Duggan plans ‘board up brigades’ for some Detroit vacant homesMayor Mike Duggan said Detroit will roll out “board up brigades” for some of the remaining 25,000 vacant homes
  • Detroit
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Colbeck files to run for Michigan governor

Colbeck files to run for Michigan governorTea party Republican and state Sen. Patrick Colbeck has formed a candidate committee to run for governor in 2018
  • Michigan
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Snyder seeks pension deal despite ‘challenging period’

Snyder seeks pension deal amid ‘challenging period’ with lawmakersGov. Rick Snyder is appealing to the public after Michigan GOP legislative leaders shut him out of budget talks
  • Michigan
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Detroit

Vitti: School reforms include teacher pay, adding staff

Vitti: Detroit school reforms include teacher pay, adding staffDetroit’s schools superintendent said Wednesday the district should brace for “significant” changes
  • Detroit
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Mobility

Panel: Detroit can be leader in technological evolution
Michigan’s digital future is tied to the power of technology, industry officials said at the Mackinac Policy Conference

Panel: Detroit can be leader in technological evolutionMichigan’s digital future is tied to the power of technology, industry officials said at the Mackinac Policy Conference
  • Mobility
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Report: Macomb best place to put F-35 fighter jets

Report: Macomb Co. best place to put F-35 fighter jetsCounty executive: Landing the F-35 would guarantee continued operations at Selfridge air base for another 30 years
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Part-time legislature efforts ramp up in Michigan

Part-time legislature efforts ramp up in MichiganProposal would limit Michigan lawmakers to meeting for 90 session days and having their pay cut in half
  • Michigan
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Nolan Finley

Finley: DSO to take music closer to Detroiters

Finley: DSO to take music closer to DetroitersThe DSO will announce a ‘social progress initiative’ to better integrate the symphony with the rebuilding of Detroit
  • Nolan Finley
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Watch live video of the Mackinac Policy Conference

Watch live video of the Mackinac Policy ConferenceCheck in on the discussions Wednesday-Friday from the 2017 meetings on issues facing Michigan
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Whitmer raises $1M for governor’s race

Whitmer raises $1M for governor’s raceDemocrat Gretchen Whitmer has raised more than $1 million, her campaign announced Wednesday.
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

Calley plans second Mackinac announcement

Calley plans second Mackinac announcementLt. Gov. Brian Calley is expected to make two announcements this week as he gears up for a potential gubernatorial run
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Nolan Finley

Bon voyage: We’re off to Mackinac

Bon voyage: We’re off to MackinacMackinac is about more than shrimp and bourbon; it helps build a cohesive leadership community in Metro Detroit
  • Nolan Finley
  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Opinion

Column: Mackinac is Mich.’s management seminar

Column: Mackinac is Mich.’s management seminarHere’s what you can expect to hear about at this year’s conference
  • Opinion
  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Politics

Can Mackinac confab make political civility cool again?

Can Mackinac confab make political civility cool again?Michigan business and political leaders will gather this week for a talk about restoring civility in politics
  • Politics
  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Daniel Howes

Howes: Mackinac gives lesson on Flint, politics, Eeyore

Howes: Mackinac teaches lessons on Flint, politics, EeyoreOn the island, Snyder, Duggan offer differing styles of leadership, ways to wield power.
  • Daniel Howes
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

Top Michigan GOP leaders distance selves from Trump

Top Michigan Republican leaders distance themselves from TrumpPresidential candidate’s attacks on fellow Republicans, women, federal judge raise concerns
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

GOP House OKs DPS rescue package over Dem opposition

GOP House approves DPS rescue package over Democratic oppositionGov. Snyder said failure by the Legislature to rescue debt-ridden Detroit Public Schools could trigger a “huge disaster”
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

GOP House OKs DPS rescue package over Dem opposition

GOP House approves DPS rescue package over Democratic oppositionGov. Snyder said failure by the Legislature to rescue debt-ridden Detroit Public Schools could trigger a “huge disaster”
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Opinion

Detroit and Michigan at a crossroads

Detroit and Michigan at a crossroadsIt behooves us all to recognize what it will really take to make a future that’s very different from July 1967
  • Opinion
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Opinion

Detroit and Michigan at a crossroads

Detroit and Michigan at a crossroadsIt behooves us all to recognize what it will really take to make a future that’s very different from July 1967
  • Opinion
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Opinion

Detroit and Michigan at a crossroads

Detroit and Michigan at a crossroadsIt behooves us all to recognize what it will really take to make a future that’s very different from July 1967
  • Opinion
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Michigan

More mobility boosts economy, Mackinac panel says
The discussion came days after the Regional Transit Authority made public its $4.6 billion master plan

More mobility boosts economy, Mackinac panel saysThe discussion came days after the Regional Transit Authority made public its $4.6 billion master plan
  • Michigan
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Michigan

More mobility boosts economy, Mackinac panel says
The discussion came days after the Regional Transit Authority made public its $4.6 billion master plan

More mobility boosts economy, Mackinac panel saysThe discussion came days after the Regional Transit Authority made public its $4.6 billion master plan
  • Michigan
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

Daniel Howes and Nolan Finley on DPS deal

Daniel Howes and Nolan Finley on DPS dealDetroit News columnists on possible DPS deal and Flint developments at the Mackinac Policy Conference.
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

Kildee, Whitmer eye 2018 campaigns for governor

Democrats Rep. Kildee, ex-Sen. Whitmer consider 2018 campaigns for governorU.S. Rep. Dan Kildee and former state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer said they are mulling campaigns for governor in 2018
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

Daniel Howes and Nolan Finley report from Mackinac

Daniel Howes and Nolan Finley report from MackinacDetroit News columnists discuss Gov. Rick Snyder during the Mackinac Policy Conference
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

Daniel Howes and Nolan Finley report from Mackinac

Daniel Howes and Nolan Finley report from MackinacDetroit News columnists discuss Gov. Rick Snyder during the Mackinac Policy Conference
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Michigan

Panelist: Education in Michigan schools in ‘free fall’
Kati Haycock on Thursday painted a bleak picture of education in Michigan

Panelist: Education in Michigan schools in ‘free fall’Kati Haycock on Thursday painted a bleak picture of education in Michigan
  • Michigan
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

Bishop: Yanking Gilbert from ballot sets bad precedent

U.S. Rep. Bishop: Yanking Gilbert’s name from ballot sets ‘dangerous precedent’Freshman Republican says Democrat Melissa Gilbert doesn’t fit condition of being “physically unfit” to run for office
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Politics

Federal defense spending critical for state, panel says

Federal defense spending critical for Michigan, panel saysState, business leaders say issue is key in light of cuts to federal budget; officials launch research agreement
  • Politics
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Autos

Panel: Michigan should lead autonomous car development

Panel: Michigan should lead autonomous car developmentLear CEO says developing of driverless cars is Michigan’s ‘birthright’
  • Autos
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Nolan Finley

Finley: Business leaders ‘hungry to help’ Flint

Finley: Business leaders ‘hungry to help’ FlintExecs to meet with residents, form plan to revitalize city
  • Nolan Finley
  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Nolan Finley

Finley: Business leaders ‘hungry to help’ Flint

Finley: Business leaders ‘hungry to help’ FlintExecs to meet with residents, form plan to revitalize city
  • Nolan Finley
  • 1 year, 5 months ago