Tag: Issue 82

State House Rejects No-Fault Overhaul

Legislation to change  Michigan’s auto insurance system was defeated last week in the state House of Representatives. HB 5013 proposed three levels of personal injury protection (PIP). A $250,000 plan – split into $225,000 for emergency care and $25,000 for post-hospital care – $500,000 and the current unlimited medical coverage for those injured in catastrophic… read more

Redistricting Proposal Collects More Than 300K Signatures

Organizers behind a ballot proposal initiative to change how Legislative and Congressional districts are drawn in Michigan have collected more than 300,000 signatures toward putting its constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot, according to a report in Gongwer. The organization “Voters not Politicians” has set a goal of about 400,000 signatures to provide a cushion against invalid signatures, such… read more

WDIV Raises $76K for THAW

On November 1, WDIV-TV (Detroit) raised a total of $76,000 for the nonprofit organization THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund. The Gift of Warmth telethon, held from 5:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. included special reports from Consumer Investigative Reporter Hank Winchester, the head of WDIV’s “Help Me Hank” Consumer Unit. He explained how the money… read more

TEGNA, Cooper Media to Launch Quest

TEGNA Inc. has announced it has partnered with Cooper Media to launch Quest, a new ad-supported adventure and exploration multicast network free to consumers. Quest will initially debut early next year across TEGNA’s station portfolio as a new multicast channel. TEGNA will receive an ownership stake in Quest and will share in the network’s revenues…. read more

The 50th Anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act

Via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio Fifty years ago, on November 7, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act, legislation that created America’s public broadcasting system. In signing the legislation, President Johnson expressed the hope that one day, public television and radio stations would satisfy “America’s appetite for excellence” and “enrich man’s spirit.” The… read more

Michigan Muslim Community Council honors WXYZ-TV’s Simon Shaykhet

The Michigan Muslim Community Council honored WXYZ-TV (Detroit) and Investigative Reporter Simon Shaykhet with its “Fairness In Media Award” Sunday night. The award is given to an individual and news outlet exhibiting a willingness to use honest and fair reporting to tell the story of the community. The station and Simon Shaykhet were also recognized… read more