Wednesday, September 12, 2018

'It would be wrong': Congressman weighs in on deportation of deaf Nigerian, longtime Detroit resident

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 4:11 PM

One of ICE's latest targets — a deaf Nigerian citizen and decades-long resident of Detroit — could be granted a green card if legislation introduced Wednesday by Representative Dan Kildee passes through Congress. According to the Detroit Free Press, Francis Anwana, came to the U.S. from Lagos, Nigeria on an F-1...

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Michigan student stabbed to death in classroom with kitchen knife

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 1:12 PM

A 16-year-old female student of Fitzgerald High School in Warren was killed Wednesday morning after being attacked by a fellow student with a kitchen-style knife. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 when a fellow 17-year-old-student attacked the victim in a classroom. The school resource officer rushed...

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Report reveals payday loans are draining millions from Michiganders

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 1:07 PM

Consumer advocates say strong reforms are needed to better regulate the payday lending industry in Michigan, and they just might have the data to prove it. A new report from the Center for Responsible Lending found that in the past five years, payday lenders have taken more than half...

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Detroit's $2M school water 'solution' looks like this

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Following reports of elevated levels of copper and lead in Detroit's public school drinking water, district superintendent Nikolai Vitti is now proposing a $2 million water filtration system to be installed in all schools — similar to systems used in Flint, Royal Oak, and Birmingham. Vitti made the announcement at...

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Detroit City Council just rejected new development in the name of workers' rights

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Detroit City Council has rejected a bid from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to build a second tower in downtown Detroit, reportedly expressing concerns over worker pay and the company's refusal to sign an agreement that could have increased the likelihood of workers forming a union. Also at issue, councilmembers...

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