Friday, July 20, 2018

Four stupid ways people got arrested in metro Detroit this week

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM

You know, it's easy to get down about things these days. The environment's fucked, our President is cozying up to the Russians, this accident-prone koala keeps getting its head stuck in a fence... it's just bad news all around. But sometimes, for your own sanity, you've got to figure...

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Report: Feeling a rent pinch, some Detroit businesses leave for the suburbs

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Bolstered by the arrival of Dan Gilbert's Quicken Loans headquarters, Detroit's revitalized downtown has received plenty of media attention in recent years. But a new Free Press report takes a look at how suburban office building managers are battling to attract younger tenants, attempting to infuse their properties with "that cool...

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Pardon our French, but fuck Snyder's call for civility

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:09 PM

In recent weeks, there have been calls for more civility in public discourse — particularly from those on the right — after officials from President Donald Trump's administration have been publicly shamed or shunned. All of this is, of course, deeply misguided — Trump is obviously a racist and misogynist...

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Carhartt cuts ties with Detroit Mercantile over spitting incident

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Dearborn-based Carhartt has cut ties with Robert Stanzler's Detroit Mercantile following a Tuesday morning incident in which Stanzler spit in a young black man's face. The workwear company confirmed on Friday morning in a statement to Metro Times that its products will no longer be sold at Detroit Mercantile....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Democratic gov candidates trade barbs over health care, campaign finance in Detroit debate

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:50 PM

Questions over health care, campaign finance, and political compromise highlighted sharp contrasts between two Democratic candidates for Michigan governor in a Thursday night debate in Detroit. The Democratic primary debate at WDIV was dominated by former Senate Majority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, a centrist who touts her ability to reach...

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Watch these Michigan voters talk themselves in circles to defend Trump

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Many Americans are in an uproar following Donald Trump's Monday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. The conference took place at a time when western Russophobia approaches Cold War-era levels, and between economic sanctions on Crimea, Russia's backing of the Assad regime in Syria, and allegations...

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Filmmaker Michael Moore makes endorsement in Michigan governor's race

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 7:01 PM

Flint native and documentarian Michael Moore has endorsed Democrat candidate Abdul El-Sayed for Michigan governor, calling him "the true progressive voice in the race." "He supports single-payer Medicare for All," Moore says in a statement. "The other candidate is supported by business interests. Abdul takes no PAC money. After...

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Detroit Mercantile owner issues apology over spitting incident

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 9:06 AM

The owner of Detroit Mercantile — who is also one of the people behind the Made In Detroit brand — issued an apology late Wednesday evening for spitting on a young black man on Tuesday in Eastern Market. The incident occurred during a parking dispute, and a video of...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

White Detroit Mercantile owner under fire for spitting on young black man over parking dispute

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 3:42 PM

The white owner of The Detroit Mercantile Co. is under fire for appearing to spit on a young black man who was coordinating parking for an event at The Eastern venue in the Eastern Market. Video of the incident involving Detroit Mercantile owner Robert Stanzler went viral after...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Does Detroit's revival mean job losses for Oakland County?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 5:04 PM

Relations between Oakland and Wayne County have not always been tense, but the hot debate surrounding a regional transit plan sure hasn't benefitted city-suburban ties. Now that the proposal for a $5 billion transit program (which would include rapid transit buses from Oakland County suburbs to Detroit) is nearly...

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