Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Friday, Feb. 08.

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Friday, Feb. 08 7:30 AM Priority Children Champion Awards Breakfast – Priority Children Annual Children’s Champion Awards Breakfast, honoring community members for their outstanding effort on behalf of mid-Michigan children

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

Weblinks: http://childrenchampion.org, https://twitter.com/KidsPriority

Contacts: Priority Children, kids@prioritychildren.org, 1 810 234 5007

Please note that there is very limited parking available at the Riverfront Banquet Center. Please utilize the FREE shuttle from the UM-Flint William S. White lot on the corner of Saginaw & Fifth (Robert T. Longway). Guests are strongly encouraged to use the Robert T. Longway exit off of I-475 to avoid traffic congestion downtown.

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Friday, Feb. 08 9:00 AM Michigan local and state legislators respond to video of Detroit police officer – Michigan state Sens. Betty Jean Alexander and Sylvia Santana, state Reps. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, LaTanya Garrett and Tenisha Yancey, Wayne County Commissioners Alisha Bell, Irma Clark Coleman, Monique Baker McCormick, Martha Scott and Jewel Ware, Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield, city council members Tasha Green (Westland), Monique Owens (Eastpointe) and Virginia Williams (Romulus), Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett, Michigan National Congress of Black Women President Lavonia Perryman, NAACP Detroit Executive Director Kamilia Landrum and others participate in a press conference to condemn the alleged racist actions of Detroit Police Officer Gary Steele and call for his permanent removal from the Detroit Police Department * Steele has already been suspended and demoted for allegedly creating a racially demeaning social media post

Location: Focus Hope, 1400 Oakman Blvd, Detroit, MI

Weblinks: http://www.house.mi.gov/home.asp

Contacts: Office of Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo , 1 517 373 3815

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Friday, Feb. 08 10:00 AM MASU roundtable on higher education – Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) host a media roundtable to share an update on higher education issues in the state. The agenda includes trends in higher education state funding, demographic challenges, actions by the public universities to boost student success and a call to action for state leaders. Attendees include MASU CEO Dan Hurley

Location: Michigan Association of State Universities, 101 S Washington Sq, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: https://www.masu.org/

Contacts: Andrea Kerbuski, Martin Waymire, akerbuski@martinwaymire.com

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Friday, Feb. 08 U.S. and Michigan flags fly at half-staff to honor the life and service of former Rep. John Dingell – U.S. and Michigan flags fly at half-staff, at the direction of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to honor the life and service of former Rep. John Dingell

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

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

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Friday, Feb. 08 – Sunday, Feb. 10 Astronomicon pop culture convention returns to Michigan – 2nd Astronomicon pop culture convention. Guests include Bam Margera, Dee Snider, Dustin ‘Goldust’ Rhodes’, Tiny Lister, Bill Moseley, Edward Furlong and Sig Haig

Location: Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights, 34911 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights, MI

Weblinks: http://www.Astronomicon.com, https://twitter.com/AstronomiconMI, #Astronomicon

Contacts: Maria Ferrero, Adrenaline PR, maria@adrenalinepr.com, 1 732 462 4262

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Friday, Feb. 08 – Sunday, Feb. 10 West Michigan Golf 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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Saturday, Feb. 09 2:00 PM Dem Sen. Debbie Stabenow speaks at Michigan Family Farms Conference – Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow speaks at Michigan Family Farms Conference, titled ‘Tools for Agricultural Success – What’s in Your Shed?’

Location: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 6767 W O Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Weblinks: http://stabenow.senate.gov/, https://twitter.com/StabenowPress

Contacts: Nirmeen Fahmy, Sen. Debbie Stabenow press, Nirmeen_Fahmy@stabenow.senate.gov, 1 202 224 0285

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Saturday, Feb. 09 4:00 PM Michigan’s 12th solicitor general sworn in – Michigan Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel swears-in Michigan’s 12th Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud

Location: Fordson High School, 13800 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI

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

Contacts: Kelly Rossman-McKinney, rossmanmckinneyk@michigan.gov, 1 517 335 7666