Monday, April 30, 2018

Detroit's Point of Origin unveiled in Campus Martius Park

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 4:23 PM

If you find yourself mosying through Campus Martius, you might unknowingly stumble onto a historic landmark. Monday marked the 15th anniversary of Campus Martius Park's groundbreaking. To commemorate, Detroit's Point of Origin received a facelift and a proper unveiling. After the fire of 1805, it was the task of Judge...

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Detroit exits active state financial oversight after largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Detroit has exited active state financial oversight after balancing its budget in each of the three years since the city emerged from bankruptcy. The State Financial Review Commission that sprouted from the city's bankruptcy restructuring plan voted unanimously to "go dormant" today, in a move that returns financial control to the mayor and...

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Regional transit's latest hurdle: Republican legislators from Detroit's wealthy suburbs

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Some Michigan House Republicans are pushing legislation that would stymie efforts to create a robust transit system in southeast Michigan as proponents of regional transit aim to get a millage before voters in November. Macomb County Republican Jeff Yaroch last week introduced a bill that would allow cities and...

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Report shows Grand Prix will have one-third of the economic benefit Penske claims

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 8:53 AM

In recent months, the Free Press, WXYZ, Crain's Detroit Business, the Detroit News, CBS Detroit, and other outlets reported that an "independent study" commissioned by Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix founder Roger Penske estimated the annual IndyCar race generated $58 million in local spending in 2017. But that's not the full...

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Man who shot at Detroit cop during citywide 'paintball war' faces charges

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 2:24 PM

Dozens of people partook in a "paintball war" that stretched across Detroit on Wednesday, and at least six were caught by police. But the alleged actions of just one were apparently so brazen that they resulted in swift criminal charges from the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Davon Williams, 22, was...

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State commission: DTE Energy can build $1 billion gas plant — and pass cost on to you

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Environmentalists are registering their disappointment this morning upon word that that the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has approved a certificate of necessity allowing the utility to build a $1 billion natural gas-fueled power plant in St. Clair County. The Union of Concerned Scientists says the commission has set...

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Detroit police sergeant suspended as FBI probes alleged money-making scheme

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:32 AM

Honestly, keeping up on the alleged misdeeds of Detroit police officers is starting to get a little challenging. A Detroit police sergeant has been suspended without pay amid an FBI probe into an alleged illegal money-making scheme, the Detroit Police Department has confirmed. The Detroit News first reported the...

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

It's official: Pot legalization will be on the Michigan ballot this November

Posted By on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 12:08 PM

The Board of State Canvassers has approved a petition to put an initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana for people 21 and up on the November ballot. In layman's terms — that means you can likely soon vote to free the weed. “This November, Michigan voters will finally get...

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Report: Shri Thanedar's company abandoned more than 170 dogs and monkeys

Posted By on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 11:03 AM

A new report in the Huffington Post charges that Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar's former pharmaceutical company abandoned 173 dogs and monkeys in its facility after the company went bankrupt in 2010: Thanedar had to shutter the New Jersey testing facility, AniClin Preclinical Services, after its parent company,...

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Six arrested in Detroit's citywide 'paintball war'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 10:51 AM

Detroit police have arrested six people who were part of what they describe as a "paintball war" that stretched across the city on Wednesday. It's a sour outcome for an event that appears to have sprouted from good intentions. Detroit police spokesman Dan Donakowski tells Metro Times the "war" originated...

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