Friday, October 20, 2017

Detroit to get yet another news source in journalism startup in 'Detour'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Just when you thought there were already one too many media games in town (billionaire Dan Gilbert and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan have news outlets, for god's sake) there's more #content on the horizon. According to an email obtained by Metro Times, a coming media startup called Detour will be based...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders cancels Women’s Convention appearance — he's going to Puerto Rico instead

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Following polarizing national debate regarding Sen. Bernie Sander’s involvement in The Women’s Convention, Sanders announced he will now be meeting with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other officials in Puerto Rico instead. In a release issued Oct. 19, Sanders apologized for his departure and commended organizers for their...

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'Serial rapists' suspected in Detroit cyclist abductions may not all be caught

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM

A week after Detroit police said they had caught a pair of "serial rapists" they believed to be behind a series of abductions of female bicyclists, the department can only confirm that one person remains in custody. A Detroit police spokesman says a 22-year-old man was charged in connection with the...

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Why does Detroit's Amazon HQ2 pitch show wind turbines around downtown?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:53 AM

When it comes to marketing Detroit to outsiders, we've noted a bit of overzealousness on the part of the city's reigning plutocrats. Of course, no effort was as conspicuous with its cojones as the District Detroit campaign, which marketed a neighborhood that doesn't exist yet, apparently using footage of...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Snyder docks Etue’s pay for calling national anthem protesters ‘degenerates’

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Governor Rick Snyder says he is docking Michigan State Police Director Kriste Etue five days' pay in response to a controversial Facebook post in which she called NFL national anthem protesters "degenerates" and "millionaire ingrates who hate America."  Previously, groups like the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality called for Etue's resignation. However, Snyder said...

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Detroit's Amazon HQ2 bid is in, and damn does the pitch make the city look cool

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 1:11 PM

If you haven't heard, mega e-commerce corporation Amazon is poised to take over the world and is taking pitches from major cities as it mulls where to land a second headquarters. With a $5 billion investment and 50,000 jobs at stake, resurgent yet extremely job and tax-base needy Detroit has...

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Pistons owner stays woke on anthem kneeling, still wants to buy prison call company

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Pistons owner Tom Gores can come off so cool. As league and franchise owners across professional sports are made to carve out positions on athletes kneeling during the national anthem, Gores has expressed some of the wokest views. First, he went out of his way to volunteer a statement in support...

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New video explains why Detroit needs community benefits agreements

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Why are community benefits agreements that have teeth important? Plenty of community groups and activists have pointed to Little Caesars Arena as an excellent example of why developers who accept public support should be required to sit down with community members and negotiate with them. We've covered CBAs before. But...

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An open letter to Warren Buffett, from the shadow of the Ambassador Bridge

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:16 AM

Dear Mr. Buffett, This letter is long overdue. I know this is out of the blue, but our Detroit neighborhood wishes you had won the bid for the Ambassador Bridge all those years ago. I know, I know, it’s too late. But it hasn’t stopped some of our older residents...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oh great, Steve Bannon is coming to metro Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:01 AM

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist and current chairman of the alt-right Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, will visit metro Detroit to speak at a GOP fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place, of course, in Macomb County at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren on Wednesday, Nov. 8 — the one-year anniversary of...

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