“They revealed they are set to share their new fortune with disabled children, a women’s help group, firefighters, police trusts, Christian churches, and Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, 70, who was fined after declaring she would not serve a gay wedding.”
Senate budget leaders are proposing setting aside $2 million to help boost Indiana’s image after fears the state’s economy is taking a hit because of the religious freedom debate.
“As a member of the gay community, I would like to apologize for the mean spirited attacks on you and your business. I know many gay individuals who fully support your right to stand up for your beliefs and run your business according to those beliefs. We are outraged at the level of hate and intolerance that has been directed at you and I sincerely hope that you are able to rebuild.”
Michigan Wolverines football coach Jim Harbaugh tweeted Wednesday that his team will watch American Sniper in the wake of a campus group canceling, and then rescheduling, a planned screening of the film following student complaints.
Michigan Football will watch "American Sniper"! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it!
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 9, 2015
University Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper called the decision to cancel the Friday night showing a “mistake” in a statement.
“The initial decision to cancel the movie was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters,” Harper said. “The movie will be shown at the originally scheduled time and location.”
An eyewitness whose cellphone video put a South Carolina police officer in jail on a murder charge said Wednesday that he did not hear the white officer give any warning before he fired eight times at the back of a black man who can be seen in the footage running away before he falls to the ground.
A Shiawassee County woman is suing Baker College after she claims she was kicked out of the school’s nursing program because she questioned lessons she claims encouraged students to lie to patients in order to get them vaccinated.
“My mother-in-law gave it to me. It had my full name on it and I had it for a number of years,” said Gursin.
The 8th edition of Rich States Poor States, an annual report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) on Wednesday, found that 1.5 million people left New York between 2003 and 2013, the largest exodus of any state. California came in second by that indicator, with 1.4 million leaving the state. Illinois placed third, with 647,000 leaving; while Michigan placed fourth, with 628,000 moving out.
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