#ICYMI: On fast food strikes, Hockeytown
■ Fast food worker Nathaniel Johnson wrote in on why he joined the Fight for $15 movement. After a decade employed at a Detroit-area McDonald’s, Johnson says he’s still making less than $10 an hour, which is insufficient to support himself.
■Greg McNeilly of the Michigan Freedom Fund writes that Democrats should stop making a hero out of former President Andrew Jackson. Democrats hold annual Jefferson-Jackson dinners, partially named for a president who signed the Indian Removal Act and oversaw the Trail of Tears.
■ Detroit City Council appears to be falling back into bad habits with its insistence that Detroiters be guaranteed a certain amount of jobs at the new Detroit Red Wings arena development, The News editorial board wrote. The community benefits agreement, pushed last minute as the council was expected to grant approval to the project, which would remake the Cass Corridor, threatens to scuttle the entire deal.
■Doctors in Grand Rapids are attacking pediatric cancer by striking at its genetic roots, reports Karen Bouffard. These clinical trials are first in the nation, part of a 15 hospital pilot. If successful, it could remake the way pediatric cancer is treated in America.
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