Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Michigan approves anti-gerrymandering proposal for November ballot

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 5:05 PM

The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has approved an anti-gerrymandering ballot proposal for the Nov. 6 election. If the proposals withstands a final court challenge, then voters will likely get to decide on a measure to end gerrymandering of the state's Legislative and Congressional districts. The non-partisan group Voters...

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Koch brothers target southeast Michigan in nationwide bid to derail public transit proposals

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 1:52 PM

The Koch brothers have been fighting transit initiatives across the country — and may have played a role in the narrow defeat of a regional transit millage right here in southeast Michigan in 2016. A New York Times article out today, titled “How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public...

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With Michigan Central Station move, Ford disrupts itself

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM

At Ford Motor Co.'s big Michigan Central Station celebration event on Tuesday, executive chairman Bill Ford took to the stage to a clip of indie-pop duo Jr Jr's "We Almost Lost Detroit." It was perhaps an unintentionally ironic song for the occasion, given his own company's role in the fall...

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Forgotten history: Detroit's 1943 race riot broke out 75 years ago today

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Last year, Detroit abounded with memories of the city during the tumultuous summer of 1967. Call it “the riot” or “the rebellion” as you prefer, but you must agree that the event was scrutinized as never before, the subject of a surge of articles, books, panel discussions, guided tours,...

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