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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Five key takeaways from Mayor Duggan's State of the City

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan used his State of the City address Tuesday night to tout several new efforts meant to lift up the city's neighborhoods and "build a Detroit that includes everybody." Saying that "the recovery of Detroit is going to be defined by our neighborhoods," Duggan rolled out a jobs...

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Knowledge can fight ignorance: New speakers series will shed light on Yemen

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 5:54 AM

Given all the protests against President Donald Trump’s travel ban last month, we at Metro Times are confused by one major disconnect: If arguments about Trump’s immigration bans concern protecting us from terror, why do they hurt the very people fleeing from terror, especially where U.S.-made bombs and bullets...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Russell Industrial Center tenants pack up amid confusion over eviction notices

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 7:19 PM

A day after Detroit building officials first posted eviction notices throughout a portion of the Russell Industrial Center, there was rampant confusion at the complex over how many of its more than 140 tenants would actually have to leave and whether they would be out for good. On Monday, the...

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Livestream Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's State of the City

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 6:56 PM

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver the annual address live at Focus: HOPE on 1200 Oakman Blvd at 7 p.m. <br> Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver the annual address live at Focus: HOPE on 1200 Oakman Blvd at 7 p.m.<br> Updated: 02-21-2017 06:56 pm...

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Tenants ordered to vacate Detroit's Russell Industrial Center following city inspection

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 9:54 PM

The largest artist community in the Midwest was effectively shut down on Monday when tenants of Detroit's Russell Industrial Center were ordered to vacate the premises. According to a notice shared with Metro Times, Detroit's Building, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department determined the complex to be in violation of city...

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Michigan Republicans are on a mission to de-fund Planned Parenthood

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Michigan legislators have started the process to de-fund Planned Parenthood since two identical bills were introduced in the House and Senate and Senate last week. According to Michigan Radio, the bills would "prohibit the state from contracting with any healthcare service providers that perform abortions." The bills would also prohibit...

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Coleman Young Jr. will likely challenge Mike Duggan for mayoral race

Posted By on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Detroit's mayoral race will be here before you know it, and we've already had a few Detroiters toss their name in the hat for the job. One name that may sound very familiar is Coleman Young Jr., the state senator and son of former Detroit major Coleman Young. Young...

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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 on Feb. 13 in what the department described as a struggle has previously faced accusations of inappropriate use of force. Two separate sources close to the department have identified the officer as Jerold Blanding, a longtime member...

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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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