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Monday, June 18, 2018

Poor People's Campaign protest halts QLine service downtown

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 4:31 PM

The Poor People's Campaign of Michigan took to the streets Monday afternoon as part of a national protest for fundamental human rights, addressing such issues as access to clean water and the recent separation of immigrant families by I.C.E. In doing so, the protest halted QLine's service along Woodward Avenue at Campus...

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Report: Detroit spent $19M on police misconduct claims in less than four years

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Remember the Detroit police commander who dropped a St. Patrick's Day Parade reveler and put him in the hospital with a brain injury? How about the officers who chased a teen in violation of department policy last year, leading him to crash and die? The news coming out of...

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Once again, the Grand Prix tore up Belle Isle, and it's a muddy mess

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 12:18 PM

[image-31] The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix has wrapped up most construction associated with the June 1 to June 3 race, and the public now has nearly full access to the island park. For those counting, this year's Grand Prix required over nine weeks of restricted access and construction to...

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Metro Detroit an anti-vaccination hotspot, study finds

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 12:14 PM

Michigan's Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties are included in a list of counties with the most unvaccinated kindergarteners, according to a new study published by PLOS Medicine that looked at states that permit non-medical exemptions for vaccinations. The anti-vaccination or "anti-vax" movement has gained traction in recent years, fueled by a...

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Ford's train station plan made possible by untold tax incentives

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:55 AM

We don't know how much it will cost Ford to transform the derelict Michigan Central Station into a hub for autonomous vehicle technology, and we don't know how much the company paid to buy the building from the Morouns. We do know, however, that Ford expects to secure what...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Calls grow for MSU president and prison rapist defender John Engler to resign

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:49 AM

More and more people are calling for Michigan State University Interim President John Engler to step down in the wake of insensitive comments about the victims of the Larry Nassar scandal. That includes state leaders on the left and right, and two MSU trustees —  Brian Mosallam and Diane...

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Vice President Mike Pence is in town to give Schuette a boost

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Trump's number two is in town to brag about letting corporations avoid paying taxes and to help Bill Schuette try to become governor. Tight. Vice President Mike Pence is due at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham early this afternoon for a private fundraiser for the Republican candidate. According to...

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More than two dozen children have been shot in Detroit this year. That's normal.

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:56 AM

When an unknown gunman opened fire near a van full of children in Detroit on Wednesday, injuring two kids and killing a man who police say may have been their father, the story received significant attention. But the reality is that the shooting of a child is more or...

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Muskegon man shatters state record for his 47-pound fish

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Holy mackerel! When it comes to Muskegon fisherman Brandonn Kramer, perhaps the phrase "holy 46.54-pound black buffalo" is more fitting. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources took to social media yesterday to congratulate a new record-breaking fisherman. Last month, Kramer broke the state record with his nearly his 47-pound catch while...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Detroit steps up blight enforcement while letting its own properties rot without consequence

Posted By on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Detroit has been fining residents for blight violations as small as failing to take a trash bin off the street on pick-up day — even though the city owns properties that look like this: The house pictured above is owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority. Despite a number...

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