Saturday, March 31, 2018

MSU refuses to discipline student over racist messages

Posted By on Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Michigan State University sophomore Jillian Kirk appears to be your garden variety outspoken Trump-era racist. On social media, she has posted messages like “GOD BLESS AMERICA, FUCK THE BLACKS!” The New York Post reports that in other social media posts, Kirk allegedly regularly uses the N-word and once wrote, “Fuck niggers I’m...

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Video shows man attack Muslim woman in Dearborn

Posted By on Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 10:13 AM

Video footage has surfaced showing a 19-year-old woman wearing a traditional Muslim head covering getting attacked by a man in a Dearborn emergency room. The video obtained by WDIV shows the woman checking into Beaumont Hospital on Feb. 10 as a disheveled man waiting in the lobby walks up...

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Don't expect Bill Schuette to sue over Trump's plan to rig the census

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 8:22 PM

Attorney General Bill Schuette reportedly won't join more than a dozen of his peers in suing the Trump administration over its plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Attorneys general in at least 12 states have signaled they'll join a suit alleging the change is unconstitutional. California's AG...

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You can check out a live cam of rare falcons found nesting on the Sault Ste. Marie bridge

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 2:12 PM

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's — Peregrine falcons, a rare species that are making a slow but steady comeback after the introduction of insecticides and various contaminants nearly knocked the Michigan population out in the '60s and '70s. And now, thanks to the FalCam installed on the...

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Dan Gilbert, private interests steered QLine plans, study finds

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 11:56 AM

From the vantage point of Metro Times' new Midtown office, we've gotten used to the sound of the regular clanging of the QLine's electronic streetcar bell. We've also gotten used to a less frequent, yet not uncommon sight — that of a stalled QLine, delayed because a car has...

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Parkland survivor calls for Rocket Mortgage boycott following mocking tweet by Fox News' Laura Ingraham

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 11:48 AM

We live in strange times. Following last month's Parkland, Fla., high school massacre, the teenaged survivors have since launched a stunning and unprecedented movement calling on politicians to take a serious look at gun control legislation — and have been by and large met by ridicule from adults on...

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Don't be a litter bug: Here's a map of all the trash receptacles downtown for Opening Day

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Don't get us wrong. We are very excited for Opening Day. So much so that we even dedicated this week's issue of Metro Times entirely to this beloved Detroit holiday of beers, bats, and baseball cats. But if you're taking part in the downtown festivities today, please take a moment...

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State orders more than 150 Detroit pot shops closed

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 10:52 AM

More than 200 Michigan marijuana businesses, the majority of them in Detroit, have been ordered to close a week after a deadline by which they were to have applied for licenses to operate under the state's new regulatory framework. Staff with the state's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs have...

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Michigan could get hit with Chinese space junk the size of a school bus

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 10:24 AM

It's been real, fam. Mercury is in Gatorade or whatever, and Michigan is clearly becoming a magnet for cosmic activity as of late. Shit is getting serious. Gov. Rick Snyder "activated the state's Emergency Operations Center" to monitor the free fall of China's doomed space station Tiangong-1, which could...

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

You can now read Metro Times on Apple's News app

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Given the particularly tumultuous nature of social media — we're looking at you Facebook — and the fact that many Metro Times readers access our content through these platforms, we've been looking for ways to expand our digital horizons as of late. So, while we haven't (and probably...

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