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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Michigan Rep. John Conyers' alleged sexual harassment cover-up detailed in report

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Michigan Rep. John Conyers has joined the growing list of powerful men accused of sexual harassment in recent weeks. According to documents obtained and verified by BuzzFeed News, Conyers — a Democrat and longest-serving member of the House of Representatives — used his office budget to settle a wrongful dismissal complaint...

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Update: Detroit Dough owners deny sexual assault allegation, threaten legal action

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 9:41 AM

The owners of Detroit Dough are now threatening legal action against the woman who alleged one of the company's founding members sexually assaulted her and has a history of sexual harassment. In a Facebook post, owners Autumn Kyles and Victoria Washington say they are "dedicated to empowering women to take a stand,...

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Detroit Dough founder steps down amid sexual assault allegations

Posted By on Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 7:34 PM

The owners of Detroit Dough, a forthcoming shipping container "cookie dough cafe" planned for the Northwest Goldberg neighborhood, say one of its founders will step down. In a statement posted Saturday on Detroit Dough's Facebook page, co-founders Autumn Kyles and Victoria Washington alluded to a "recent allegation" and said Daniel A. Washington...

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Monday, September 18, 2017

About those EB-5 visas that will 'save' Ypsilanti with a $300M 'International Village'

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 2:27 PM

The Ypsilanti City Council is voting on Tuesday on plans for an estimated $300 million "international neighborhood" proposed by a Troy-based Chinese-American developer. The project, called International Village, will be a "regional focal point for Eastern culture, Eastern cuisine, Eastern customs, and Eastern living," according to the project's builders....

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Sign petitions to end gerrymandering at these locations over the next week

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Voters Not Politicians is working to gather 316,000 signatures needed to put a proposal on the November 2018 ballot that the group says will end gerrymandering of electoral districts, if it's approved. The non-partisan, non-profit group is proposing amending Michigan's state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens' commission made...

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Updated: Sign petitions to end gerrymandering at these locations over the holiday weekend

Posted By on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Voters Not Politicians is working to gather 316,000 signatures needed to put a proposal on the November 2018 ballot that the group says will end gerrymandering of electoral districts, if it's approved. The non-partisan, non-profit group is proposing amending Michigan's state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens' commission made up of...

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Construction workers damage Corktown's UFO Factory, club closed until further notice

Posted By on Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:55 PM

A construction crew building the $45 million Elton Park retail and housing development in Corktown has damaged part of the UFO Factory. Dion Fischer, who owns the small rock bar/club that also holds the Laika Dog at 2110 Trumbull Ave., told Metro Times on Wednesday that the venue could be shut down...

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Missing chef found dead on Detroit's west side

Posted By on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 11:51 AM

The search for a missing Detroit chef is over now that the body of Douglas "Chef Doug" Calhoun has been identified by family members and the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, according to a source familiar with the case. However, a Medical Examiner's office spokesperson says that it has...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Will a $350 million 'Chinatown' funded by EB-5 visas save Ypsilanti from its economic woes?

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 12:50 PM

A Chinese-American developer based out of Troy is planning to spend up to $350 million to build a mixed use "Chinatown" that could be the long sought after golden project that rescues Ypsilanti from its ongoing economic troubles. At its May 23 meeting, the Ypsilanti City Council approved a letter...

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Grand Prix protest planned for this weekend on Belle Isle

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM

A group of residents upset with the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix's use of the island will protest outside the park on Saturday. Protestors say Belle Isle — a 982-acre island that is now Michigan's 102nd state park — wasn't meant to be used as a raceway. Construction for the...

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