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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Metro Times honored with awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:14 PM

Metro Times earned plenty of kudos during the annual Society of Professional Journalists awards Detroit chapter ceremony on Wednesday night. A number of awards went to MT's dining editor Tom Perkins — and were not limited to his coverage of Detroit's food scene. Perkins earned first place in print,...

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Topless dude at Tigers game gives endless winter weather a brave 'fuck you'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:01 AM

There comes a time when one must say enough is enough, and be the change they wish to see in the world Michigan. One brave soul at yesterday's Tigers game spoke for all of us when he took off his shirt, put on a pair of shades, and gave this...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Michigan prison violating pregnant Muslim's religious rights, lawyers say

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 2:57 PM

(Ed. note: Comments from the MDOC were added at 8:30 p.m.) The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Michigan is bringing two civil rights complaints against the Michigan Department of Corrections for denying a Muslim woman the ability to practice her religion. CAIR-MI filed a complaint with the Michigan Department...

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Trump to dodge White House Correspondents Dinner with visit to Macomb County

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:34 AM

What do you do when you're the thin-skinned leader of the free world and want to avoid being roasted at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner? Fly on over to Macomb County, apparently, in the hopes that you'll be embraced. Donald Trump will stop in Washington Township next Saturday...

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Ypsilanti City Council hands China investigation to police, doesn't censure mayor

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 9:13 AM

The Ypsilanti City Council will turn over the China trip investigation to the Michigan State Police and will not censure mayor Amanda Edmonds. At its April 17 meeting, council voted 4-1 to turn the investigation over to authorities and 3-2 for a resolution to censure Edmonds. But the resolution needed four votes to...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

State lawyers say El-Sayed eligibility controversy 'creation of media and the Michigan Democratic Party'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 6:04 PM

Attorneys for the state of Michigan are asking a judge to dismiss a request by gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed for a decision on whether he's eligible for the ballot. In a court filing submitted Tuesday, attorneys representing Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said El-Sayed's request for judgment was "premature"...

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ACLU calls for policy change at Utica school that suspended kids after gun walkout

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 2:31 PM

The ACLU of Michigan is urging a Utica school to change a policy that caused it to suspend kids during a national school walkout for gun reform last month, as students prepare to stage another protest this Friday to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. At issue...

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Detroit's crackdown on suburban tax-evaders continues

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 12:35 PM

The jig is just about up for tenants of Detroit's booming downtown and Midtown apartments who use suburban family members' or friends' addresses to avoid paying city taxes. A previously reported crackdown on tax-evaders has since expanded to more than 50 properties in downtown and Midtown, according to a...

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Down traffic lights are not treated as four-way stops, MSP has us woke

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 9:56 AM

It's fucking snowing in April and you may still be without power in your winter hell dungeon of a home. The last thing you need is a car accident because you treat a down stop light like a four-way stop. Wait, what? Michigan State Police took to Twitter last month to...

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Ypsilanti council members say they'll censure mayor Edmonds over China trip

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 4:36 PM

The Ypsilanti City Council appears to have the votes and desire to censure Mayor Amanda Edmonds for her role in the ongoing China trip scandal. Council members also appear to have the votes to turn over the investigation into the scandal to the Michigan State Police. That could result...

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