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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Former Ford employee wins $16.8 million in discrimination lawsuit

Posted By on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:47 PM

Faisal Khalaf, a former engineer at Ford of Lebanese descent, was awarded $16.8 million after suing his former employer and two supervisors for multiple instances of discriminatory treatment based on his accent and Arab background. “There was a high-level executive at Ford Motor Co. that my client reported to...

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Detroit is officially the unhappiest city in America

Posted By on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:39 PM

Despite Detroit's never-ending "Comeback City" narrative, it seems we can't quite escape the doldrums of depression. This morning, WalletHub released a list of the 182 happiest cities in the United States and of the 182 American cities researched, Detroit came in dead last. We are officially the unhappiest city...

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Henry Ford Museum chosen to host 2018 National Invention Convention

Posted By on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Historically speaking, Detroit's has long been a hotbed for innovation. I mean, you've heard of Henry Ford, right? The guy who invented the automobile assembly line is known around the world for his contributions to modern manufacturing, which inspired the construction of an entire monument to the history of...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A scuffle broke out during the pro-Trump rally at Duggan's Irish Pub

Posted By on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 3:57 PM

On Monday, the Michigan Republicans for Trump gathered at Duggan’s Irish Pub in Royal Oak for a support rally that turned violent, resulting in the arrest of one woman. The rally started as nothing out of the ordinary for the pro-POTUS crowd–giant American flags, “Make American Great Again” chants over...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ballot group hoping to end gerrymandering in Michigan says state is slowing it down

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Voters Not Politicians has had enough of the state government. The grassroots organization is devoted to ending gerrymandering, or the manipulation of political district boundaries in favor of a particular party, in Michigan. Its committee is currently unhappy with the state's Bureau of Elections, claiming they are taking far too long to...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Activist groups ask Betsy DeVos to support Title IX in 'Dear Betsy' campaign

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 6:48 AM

Betsy DeVos is Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education and while some aren't convinced she's got the chops to take on the gig, others are spending their time petitioning the potential cabinet member in hopes she'll support Title IX protections for rape victims and LGBT students. End Rape on...

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Marvin Yagoda of Marvelous Marvin's Mechanical Museum has died

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Marvin Yagoda, founder of Marvelous Marvin's Mechanical Museum, died Sunday evening, according to WDIV. He was 78. The eccentric businessman created the Farmington Hills marvel, having started collecting items upon his graduation from the University of Michigan. According to a 2003 Metro Times interview with his son Jeremy, Yagoda's...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Michigan city beats out Ohio, Ind. for regional fulfillment distribution center

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM

Amazon and (possibly) its drone delivery service will be landing in Livonia after receiving $7.5 million from the Michigan Strategic Fund and offers of a tax abatement on real or personal property. On Tuesday, Amazon announced plans for the addition of around 1,000-1,500 jobs to the area by 2020. The...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

VIDEO: Charlie LeDuff discusses his Fox 2 departure, Metro Times, and Detroit politics

Posted By on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Last week Deadline Detroit sat down with Charlie LeDuff at his favorite stomping ground (American Coney Island) and discussed the state of Detroit media, politics, and more. Bless his heart, LeDuff even took some time to single out the "good people at the Metro Times" during a discussion about Detroit's...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chrysler high school auto design contest goes nationwide

Posted By on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Chrysler is asking high school car geeks grades 10 through 12 to peer into the future and design their idea for a 2025 Dodge vehicle in its third annual competition. This year, the company has opened the contest to all U.S. high school students —previously, it was open only...

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