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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Detroit's community-benefits law battle on replay in this Midwestern city

Posted By on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Remember last year's election? Detroit voters were asked whether they'd like a law mandating that when big developers get public subsidies, the people should have a say in that development. While community benefits agreements have been increasingly common since the 1990s, a community benefits law, one that presented thresholds at...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Canadian government delays approval of nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:39 AM

As a poet once said, "April is the cruelest month." And when it comes to the environment in the Great Lakes region, good news has been few and far between this April. Michigan environmental activists have good reason to feel gloomy, as fracking operations spew flowback on roads in...

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nestlé pumping plan hits another snag in Osceola Township

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Nestlé's plan to pump 400 gallons per minute from its well in Osceola Township has encountered another obstacle: a The planned increase in pumping was at the heart of an MT story in December chronicling Nestlé's operations in Michigan, and the resistance they have met from environmentalists. Toward the...

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Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and Sarah Palin visited Trump in the White House

Posted By on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:24 AM

The holy trinity of Trump's America visited the White House last night for a photo-op and we honestly have a million follow-up questions. Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and Sarah Palin have been very vocal Trump supporters — all way from the campaign trail to the White House. The trio posed...

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Update: Mike Epps apologizes for Detroit kangaroo incident

Posted By on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Updated 7:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 4: Comedian Mike Epps has apologized for bringing a kangaroo onstage. In a video posted to TMZ, Epps said he would donate to the kangaroo-preservation foundation Viva! When asked if he thought the kangaroo should be taken away from the owner, Epps said he didn't think...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Heart-warming video alert: 'water warrior' Monica Lewis-Patrick on her homegrown social activism

Posted By on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 11:44 AM

The KIND fruit-and-nut snack food company has partnered with the feel-good video producers at Soul Pancake to produce a clip on Monica Lewis-Patrick. Thankfully, there is not too terribly much ruin pr0n employed in the clip. And in it, Lewis-Patrick is as genial and awesome as ever. As...

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Detroit schools abruptly pulls plug on Reading Recovery program

Posted By on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM

The Detroit Public Schools Community District cut its Reading Recovery last week, abruptly ending a 20-plus year program that helped struggling first-graders learn how to read and write. According to the Free Press, district officials said the program had to end because of a teacher shortage. The timing is unfortunate: a...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kid Rock applied to be an Oakley police reservist

Posted By on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 4:43 PM

If you read our cover story last month on the odd situation in the Village of Oakley, which maintains a volunteer police force of 110 officers for a community of about 300 people, you might recall that wealthy businessmen, an NFL football player, and attorneys are among those who...

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Update: Deadline extended for MT's 'America's Got Talent' contest

Posted By on Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 10:27 AM

[UPDATE Monday, Dec. 22, 2014] The deadline has now been extended until January 12, 2015. So let's see those auditions! We already know Detroit's got plenty of talent — we cover talented Detroiters each and every week here in Metro Times (we're convinced there's something in our water). But...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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