University of Michigan Restores Internet, Won’t Speak on ‘Security Concern’ and Other Top Stories

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University of Michigan Restores Internet, Won’t Speak on ‘Security Concern’

U-M campus internet was restored Wednesday, Aug. 30 — after a “significant security concern” prompted administrators to shut down access the Sunday prior, a day before classes started. School officials say they’re investigating the cause but won’t release details.

Pontiac Park gets a Major Makeover

Pontiac’s Hawthorne Park is getting a new name — “Pontiac Oaks” on Oct. 1. Additions will include a fishing pier, disc golf course, pavilion, and a playground, thanks to a $1.5 million investment and new partnership between the city and Oakland County Parks.

Saint John’s Resort in Plymouth Welcomes The Wine Grotto

This new underground wine bar at the resort (formerly a seminary) blends old-world charm with the vibrant energy of a modern lounge and offers a list of over 150 wines.

Michigan M-STEP Results Still Below Pre-Pandemic Averages

Michigan students grades 3-7 tested better in 15 out of 20 areas on the M-STEP this year versus last spring, including math. However, students everywhere — from low income and affluent families alike — have yet to return to 2018-2019 test score levels.

Kirk Gibson and an All-Star Lineup Team Up to Battle Parkinson’s

Kirk Gibson invited his former Tigers teammates Alan Trammell and Dave Rozema — and his 1984 World Series nemesis Goose Gossage — to join him and the Kirk Gibson Foundation to raise awareness and funding for Parkinson’s research on Sunday, Aug. 20. 

Bardstown Bourbon is Raising Money for Gleaners Food Bank

Whiskey lovers across metro Detroit can help fight hunger this month. Bardstown Bourbon Company is teaming up with a handful of local bars and restaurants to make an Old Fashioned with their bourbon. For each sold, Bardstown will donate $1 to Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Detroit Auto Show Unveils EV Track Featuring Major Automakers

The Powering Michigan EV Experience indoor track will make its Detroit Auto Show debut, featuring a 300-foot acceleration lane. Showgoers can ride in electric vehicles from BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Tesla, and Volkswagen.

UAW Slaps GM and Stellantis with Unfair Labor Practice Charges

The UAW filed the charges with the National Labor Relations Board during ongoing heated negotiations with Stellantis N.V. and General Motors Co., UAW President Shawn Fain told The Detroit News Thursday, Aug. 31. Fain called the autos’ alleged “willful refusal” to bargain in good faith “insulting” and “illegal.” GM and Stellantis object to the charges.

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