Matthew Dolan and David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 The description of the proposed investment by the University of Michigan read like the fine print few people can fully comprehend. U-M's elected leaders voted in December 2017 to pour as much as $130 million into a new fund to target "mining, distressed opportunities, operating businesses, and commodities or production inputs that exhibit attractive upside potential due to valuation dislocations, transactional complexities, or supply and demand imbalances." Even with all those words, there may have been a surprising ingredient still missing: Bourbon. Records and interviews show the fund's managers at a Canadian private-equity firm are behind a new bourbon operation in Kentucky. Known as IJW Whiskey, the low-profile company has already erected large warehouses in Danville to store the corn-based, barrel-aged whiskey used to make bourbon and have … [Read more...] about University of Michigan investing in Kentucky bourbon?
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close Video Pelosi speaks to reporters on Rep. Omar's comments about Israel. here.**On the roster: House to vote on anti-hate resolution, won't address Omar - I’ll Tell You What: Peter returns! - Brown out - House Dems thinking big for 2020 - Yo quiero UberFox News: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats plan to hold a vote in the House on opposing all ‘forms of hatred,’ after days of infighting within the caucus led to the revision of language in a resolution originally intended to condemn anti-Semitism. But Pelosi, during a press conference, said the resolution won’t single out Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who provoked the outcry over comments seen as anti-Semitic. ‘It’s not about her,’ Pelosi said of Omar. ‘It’s about these forms of hatred.’ Text of the seven page resolution was released Thursday afternoon. It condemns anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against … [Read more...] about House to vote on anti-hate resolution, won’t address Omar
Kim Kozlowski The Detroit News Published 11:15 PM EST Feb 18, 2019 University of Michigan student Sydney Whack remembers the frustration she and other African-American students felt a year ago when the name tag outside the dorm room of one of her friends was vandalized with the N-word. At the time, UM officials said the resident adviser handled the incident properly in West Quad by reporting it to university housing and diversity staff. In addition, community meetings were held with residents. UM's policy does not allow student housing staff to remove anything from a student's door — a rule that was emphasized earlier this year during training for resident advisers: students living on campus have a right to say what they want on their doors and inside their campus dwelling spaces. This is not a new policy, UM officials add, but it is being examined more closely as the university … [Read more...] about Free speech policy stirs controversy at University of Michigan
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says "unity" will be the theme of his State of the Union address next week, and says he respects Stacey Abrams, who will give the Democratic response.Trump told reporters Thursday that he's familiar with Abrams from the 2018 Georgia governor's race, which she narrowly lost to Republican Brian Kemp.Trump said, "I hope she does a good job. I respect her." Trump said his speech next Tuesday will be sweeping "but part of it's going to be unity."Abrams will be the first black woman to deliver a Democratic response. Democrats chose her in part because she represents the future of the party and the black women who anchor it. 85 PHOTOS State of the Union addresses through the years See Gallery State of the Union addresses through the years (Original Caption) President Truman appearing before a joint session of the new Republican controlled Congress is shown here to deliver his annual State of the Union message. He recommended a strong … [Read more...] about Trump says theme of his State of the Union address will be ‘unity’
PHOENIX — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos. The new sheriff has improved compliance with the overhaul and taken far more steps to repair relations with the Latino community than the famously defiant Arpaio. The agency now acknowledges on its website that its officers engaged in racial profiling, whereas Arpaio vigorously disputed until the end of his 24-year tenure that his deputies singled out Latinos during traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Still, the sheriff's office isn't close to being released from court supervision and doesn't appear to have completely stomped out its problem with biased policing, even though the overhaul was ordered five years ago and taxpayers have shelled out $90 million in legal and compliance costs. The latest audit of traffic stops by Maricopa … [Read more...] about Reputation for bias dogs Arizona agency even after Arpaio