Before and after: See destruction of Michigan flooding in satellite images

Frank Witsil Detroit Free PressPublished 3:45 PM EDT May 22, 2020DETROIT – Satellite images — taken from space nearly a year apart from each other — show just how devastating the flood damage is in Midland County. The record flooding this week destroyed homes, cars, roads, bridges and other property; damaged the sewer system, and forced…

Builders call Whitmer’s COVID-19 work rules unconstitutional, asks court to throw them out

Todd Spangler Detroit Free PressPublished 3:17 PM EDT May 22, 2020A group representing builders and contractors in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s orders requiring them to take actions to protect workers from the spread of coronavirus, saying they are unconstitutional and exceed her authority.It argues that they are now subject to…

Irish technology Covid-19: The future of retail will be out of town and online

The past two months have seen the unprecedented shutdown of Ireland’s retail sector, leading inevitably to difficult conversations between retailers and the owners of their shop premises. So what deals are landlords and tenants agreeing to reflect this shutdown? Although some have been proactive in offering rent deferrals, most owners have, to date, adopted a…