Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Thursday, Aug. 31.

The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.

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Thursday, Aug. 31 11:15 AM Dem Sen. Debbie Stabenow visits Northwestern Michigan College – Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow visits Northwestern Michigan College, as part of a series of weeklong workforce discussions across the state. The discussions focus on how to better fill demand for skilled workers in Michigan, and ‘provide professional career and training opportunities for students who don’t choose a four-year college path after high school or workers who want to be retrained for new jobs’. Event includes a media availability

Location: Northwestern Michigan College, 1701 E Front St, Traverse City, MI Traverse City http://stabenow.senate.gov/ https://twitter.com/StabenowPress

Contacts: Matt Williams Office of Sen. Debbie Stabenow 1 202 360 5014

Following the discussion in Traverse City, Stabenow will hold a media availability at 11:15 AM. *Media are welcome to arrive early to take photos/B-roll of the meeting


Thursday, Aug. 31 1:00 PM Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley speaks at ceremony honoring two Michigan Purple Heart veterans – Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley delivers remarks at a ceremony honoring two Michigan Purple Heart veterans, hosted by We the People Giving Back. He is joined by Michigan state Rep. Julie Calley

Location: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI Lansing www.michigan.gov https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Laura Biehl Michigan Governor Communications Office BiehlL@michigan.gov 1 517 388 0293


Thursday, Aug. 31 2:00 PM Court hearing in lawsuit to stop deportation of Iraqi immigrants from Michigan – Status conference in ‘Hamama et al v. Adducci’ – a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Michigan and petitioners including Usama Jamil Hamama, on behalf of about 100 Iraqi immigrants who were recently arrested in raids across Michigan and Tennessee by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It claims that over 40 Chaldean were detained by ICE agents and alleges that the petitioners, both Christian and Muslim, cannot be removed to Iraq where they would ‘face a likelihood of persecution or torture’ * Case No. 2:17-cv-11910

Location: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 231 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI Detroit

Contacts: Chambers of Judge Mark Goldsmith 1 313 234 5240


Thursday, Aug. 31 6:00 PM Detroit Department of Transportation holds service change meeting to announce September routing changes

Location: Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI Detroit www.ci.detroit.mi.us https://twitter.com/mayormikeduggan

Contacts: Nicole Simmons DDOT Simmonsn@detroitmi.gov


Thursday, Aug. 31 7:00 PM Democratic Michigan gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar attends Branch County Democratic Party Meet and Greet

Location: Tibbits Opera House, 14 S Hanchett St, Coldwater, MI Coldwater https://www.shri2018.com/ https://twitter.com/ShriForMI

Contacts: Shri Thanedar for Governor info@shri2018.com 1 734 355 2218


Thursday, Aug. 31 CMS Energy: Q3 2017 Dividend payment date

Location: TBD http://www.cmsenergy.com/investor-relations/events-and-presentations/default.aspx

Contacts: CMS Energy Investor Relations investrel@cmsenergy.com 1 517 788 2590


Friday, Sep. 01 12:00 PM Republican Rep. Justin Amash hosts town hall meeting

Location: Barry Community Enrichment Center, 231 S Broadway St, Hastings, MI Hastings https://amash.house.gov/ https://twitter.com/justinamash

Contacts: Rep. Justin Amash Grand Rapids office 1 616 451 8383 Rep. Justin Amash Battle Creek office 1 269 205 3823


Friday, Sep. 01 Ford Motor Company: Q3 2017 Dividend payment date

Location: TBD http://corporate.ford.com/investors https://twitter.com/Ford

Contacts: Ford Motor Investor Relations fordir@ford.com 1 313 845 8540


Friday, Sep. 01 – Monday, Sep. 04 38th Detroit Jazz Festival

Location: Detroit, MI Detroit www.detroitjazzfest.com https://twitter.com/detroitjazzfest

Contacts: Alexandra Sherbow Eisbrenner Public Relations asherbow@eisbrenner.com 1 248 554 3526


Friday, Sep. 01 – Monday, Sep. 04 20th annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival – Ford Arts, Beats & Eats, 20th annual family friendly event showcasing music, art, and food. Headliners include 311, The B-52s, and George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars

Location: Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak http://artsbeatseats.com/ https://twitter.com/FordArtsBeatsEats

Contacts: David Stoyka Marx Layne & Company 1 248 855 6777 Ashley Veenstra Marx Layne & Company 1 586 883 4321


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