Friday, February 17, 2017

Detroit police officer who killed teen has violent past

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 3:40 PM

The Detroit police officer who sources say shot and killed a teenager this week in what the department described as a struggle has previously faced accusations of inappropriate use of force. Two separate sources close to the Detroit Police Department have identified the officer as Jerold Blanding, a longtime...

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Ted Nugent wants to throw his 10-gallon hat into 2018 Michigan Senate race

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Just when your eyes came back to a normal position after hearing that Kid Rock's name is floating around to run against current Michigan senator Debbie Stabenow, it seems that another Michigander wants a shot for a Senate seat, too. That's right, folks. The Motor City Madman Ted Nugent...

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Study: Big Three vehicle owners are older, rural, and lower-income

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:52 AM

In metro Detroit, it seems like you can't spit without hitting someone who works for the Big Three automakers — or is a family member of someone who works for the Big three, or a supplier of the Big Three, etc. "Out of a job yet? Keep buying foreign!"...

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UPDATED: Katoi promises to reopen soon

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:13 AM

Corktown's new Thai-influenced restaurant, Katoi, caught fire early Friday morning, but details about what caused the flames or the extent of the damage are not yet clear, according to a Detroit News article. WDIV reports that there are no reported injuries due to the fire. The restaurant, located at 2520 Michigan...

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

A safe space to talk sex and the female body in Ferndale this week

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 4:14 PM

If Valentine's Day left you full of questions about sex and the female body, one event that may appeal to you is the Pussy Party at the SheHive in Ferndale. It’s a women-only event offering a safe environment for a sex-positive discussion about female sexuality and the female body....

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'A Day Without Immigrants' shuts down much of southwest Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Hundreds of people marched past rows of shuttered businesses in southwest Detroit Thursday as part of a nationwide strike meant to highlight the contribution of immigrants amid an apparent ramp up in immigration enforcement activity under President Donal Trump. Dozens of businesses in the majority Latino community had their...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Detroit Police Department leads investigation into its own officer's killing of teen

Posted By on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 2:44 PM

The only living witness to Monday's deadly police-involved shooting on Detroit's west side is the officer who fired the shot that killed 18-year-old Raynard Burton. And the Detroit Police Department says that officer wasn't wearing a body camera and was too far away from his dash cam at the...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Detroit sports city? The unknown cost of putting a fourth pro sports facility downtown

Posted By on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 2:11 PM

Nearly a decade into the saga surrounding Wayne County’s costly botched effort to build a new jail in downtown Detroit, taxpayers are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Only it’s not yet clear what will emerge on Gratiot Avenue: a completed jail at the...

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Monday, February 13, 2017

State Democrats propose restoring citizen oversight of MDEQ

Posted By on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Michigan environmental activists are cautiously encouraged by a package of bills introduced by Democratic state lawmakers last week. The bills would ensure the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality had citizen oversight commissions, which were abolished by Gov. John Engler in 1991. The bills were introduced Friday by state Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sheldon...

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QLINE bombed with graffiti before it even opens

Posted By and on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 12:41 PM

Facebook user Mickey McCanham posted a photo this morning of a QLINE street car decorated with graffiti. The graffiti reads "ACAB," which according to those in the know stands for "All Cops Are Bastards." The new street car, that takes passengers from the heart of downtown to New Center, is...

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