Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Tuesday, Jan. 15.

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 12:01 AM Partial shutdown of federal govt continues, barring legislative action – Partial shutdown of the federal govt continues, barring legislative action, with the most recent continuing resolution – agreed last month – expiring 21 Dec * Over 800,000 federal employees are impacted by the shutdown, with around 400,000 furloughed and being paid later, and the rest deemed ‘essential’ (those whose jobs ‘protect life and property’), who must work without pay, though retroactive pay is expected. The shutdown sees closures to federal facilities, and probably delays passport and visa applications and tax returns, affecting departments and agencies included in the seven FY’19 appropriations bills that have not yet been enacted (including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development)

Weblinks: http://www.whitehouse.gov/president, https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse

Contacts: Senate, 1 202 224 3121; White House press, 1 202 456 2580; House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945;

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 8:30 AM Volkswagen and Ford update on alliance talks – Volkswagen AG CEO Dr Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett provide update on the companies’ ongoing discussions on a global alliance, via joint conference call

Weblinks: http://www.ford.com, https://twitter.com/Ford

Contacts: Marc Langendorf, Volkswagen Media Relations, marc.langendorf@volkswagen.de, +49 5361 9334474; Jennifer Flake, Ford Communications, jflake1@ford.com, 1 313 903 0429;

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 10:30 AM Gerald R. Ford International Airport makes a business announcement – Gerald R. Ford International Airport makes a business announcement to impact the Grand Rapids community, with GFIA Interim President and CEO Brian Picardat, Allegiant Corporate Communications Director Hilarie Grey, The Right Place President and CEO Birgit Klohs, and MEDC Regional Director Karen Hinkle

Location: Gerald R. Ford International Airport, 5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Weblinks: http://www.grr.org/

Contacts: Alicia Roberts, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, aroberts@grr.org, 1 616 233 6085

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 11:00 AM Michigan Gov. Whitmer attends NAIAS – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer holds a press conference with Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul Ajegba and MEDC CEO Jeff Mason to announce an $8 million Michigan Mobility Challenge (11:00 AM EST); walks the floor with Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist (12:45 PM EST), before they both attend the 2019 PlanetM Awards (4:30 PM EST)

Location: Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov, https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Office of the Governor, BrownT56@michigan.gov

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 12:00 PM Michigan Poor People’s Campaign hold a rally before court appearance for anti-water shutoff action – Michigan Poor People’s Campaign hold a rally of solidarity in support of activists who were arrested last month for blocking the entrances to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to protest Detroit’s ‘massive water shutoffs and other racial injustices’

Location: Lansing 54 A District Court, 124 W Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.progressmichigan.org/, https://twitter.com/ProgressMich

Contacts: Sylvia Orduno, Michigan Poor People’s Campaign, smorduno@gmail.com, 1 734 846 9465

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 12:15 PM INDYCAR makes ‘major’ announcement at NAIAS – INDYCAR makes ‘major’ announcement at North American International Auto Show, with speakers including Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles, INDYCAR President Jay Frye and select INDYCAR champion drivers and team representatives

Location: Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.indyracing.com, https://twitter.com/IndyCar

Contacts: Curt Cavin, IndyCar Series, ccavin@indycar.com, 1 317 492 6036

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 1:30 PM Stolen artifact recovered decades after theft returned to Detroit Historical Society – The FBI Detroit Division, the Art Crime Team – Philadelphia Division, and the Dearborn Police Department repatriate an artifact stolen decades ago, with participants including FBI Detroit Special Agent in Charge Timothy Slater, Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad, Detroit Historical Society CEO and Executive Director Elena Rugh, and Dearborn Historical Museum Assistant Chief Curator Andrew Kercher

Location: Dearborn Historical Museum Commandant”s Quarters, 21950 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI

Weblinks: http://www.fbi.gov/, https://twitter.com/FBIPressOffice

Contacts: Mara Schneider, FBI Detroit public affairs, mrschneider@fbi.gov, 1 313 965 5749

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Wednesday, Jan. 16 dbAccess Global Auto Industry Conference – dbAccess Global Auto Industry Conference, coinciding with the North American International Auto Show

Location: MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd Avenue, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.conferences.db.com/, https://twitter.com/Deutsche_News

Contacts: Cindy Mao, DB Conferences, cindy.mao@db.com, 1 212 250 5745

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 North American International Auto Show press preview day two – North American International Auto Show press preview day two. The show is one of the world’s biggest motor shows, and all the major global carmakers host press conferences over the next few days

Location: Cobo Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.naias.com/, https://twitter.com/NAIASDetroit, #NAIAS

Contacts: Max Muncey, NAIAS PR Manager, mmuncey@dada.org, 1 248 283 5139

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Thursday, Jan. 17 Automotive News World Congress – Automotive News World Congress. Speakers include General Motors Company Chairman and CEO Mary Barra

Location: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive West, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.autonews.com/, https://twitter.com/Automotive_News

Contacts: Libby Irwin, Automotive News, lirwin@autonews.com, 1 313 446 0420

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Tuesday, Jan. 15 DTE Energy Co: Q4 2018 Dividend payment date

Weblinks: http://www.dteenergy.com/, https://twitter.com/DTE_Energy

Contacts: Chris Allen, DTE Energy Investor Relations, investor_relations@dteenergy.com, 1 313 235 8807

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Wednesday, Jan. 16 12:01 AM Partial shutdown of federal govt continues, barring legislative action – Partial shutdown of the federal govt continues, barring legislative action, with the most recent continuing resolution – agreed last month – expiring 21 Dec * Over 800,000 federal employees are impacted by the shutdown, with around 400,000 furloughed and being paid later, and the rest deemed ‘essential’ (those whose jobs ‘protect life and property’), who must work without pay, though retroactive pay is expected. The shutdown sees closures to federal facilities, and probably delays passport and visa applications and tax returns, affecting departments and agencies included in the seven FY’19 appropriations bills that have not yet been enacted (including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development)

Weblinks: http://www.whitehouse.gov/president, https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse

Contacts: Senate, 1 202 224 3121; White House press, 1 202 456 2580; House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945;

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Wednesday, Jan. 16 – Thursday, Jan. 17 North American International Auto Show industry preview day one – North American International Auto Show industry preview, day one. The show is one of the world’s biggest motor shows and all the major global carmakers host press conferences

Location: Cobo Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.naias.com/, https://twitter.com/NAIASDetroit, #NAIAS

Contacts: Max Muncey, NAIAS PR Manager, mmuncey@dada.org, 1 248 283 5139

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Thursday, Jan. 17 – Sunday, Jan. 27 2019 GEICO U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Location: Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://2019uschampionships.com, https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating

Contacts: U.S. Figure Skating, info@usfigureskating.org, 1 719 635 5200

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Thursday, Jan. 17 Mott Community College host 40th annual Citywide Tribute Dinner – Mott Community College host the 40th annual Citywide Tribute Dinner in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The first place winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest for students in grades 6 through twelve, reads their winning essay at the Tribute Dinner. Attendees include Michigan Department of Civil Rights Executive Director Dr Agustin Arbulu

Location: Riverfront Banquet Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint, MI

Weblinks: http://www.mcc.edu/, https://twitter.com/MottCollege

Contacts: Dawn Hibbard, Mott Community College Marketing and Communications Office, dawn.hibbard@mcc.edu, 1 810 762 0593

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Thursday, Jan. 17 – Sunday, Jan. 20 Grand Rapids Camper, Travel and RV Show

Location: DeVos Place convention center, 303 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI

Weblinks: http://www.showspan.com

Contacts: ShowSpan, events@ShowSpan.com, 1 616 447 2860

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Thursday, Jan. 17 North American International Auto Show industry preview day two – North American International Auto Show industry preview, day two. The show is one of the world’s biggest motor shows and all the major global carmakers host press conferences

Location: Cobo Center, 1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.naias.com/, https://twitter.com/NAIASDetroit, #NAIAS

Contacts: Max Muncey, NAIAS PR Manager, mmuncey@dada.org, 1 248 283 5139