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Entries by Ashley Woods from 11/2012

Michigan Proposal 1: Gov. Rick Snyder Says Voters Must Keep Emergency Manager Law

Posted 11.01.2012 | Detroit

Perhaps no piece of statewide legislation has been more controversial in Michigan than 2011's Public Act 4, which allowed the state to appoint an emer...

Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe Opens In Brush Park

Posted 11.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit welcomed another grocery store to its well-established and growing mix of supermarkets last weekend when Ye Olde Butcher Shopped opened its do...

Tigers' Savings Practically Spent As Arbitration Looms

Posted 11.01.2012 | Detroit

Detroit -- It's already spent. The Tigers had $16.75 million come off the books when they announced Tuesday that they've told Jose Valverde, Delmon...

Kerry Bentivolio, Michigan House Candidate, Is 'Mentally Unbalanced,' Says Brother

Posted 11.01.2012 | Detroit

Five days before Michigan voters will choose a new successor to the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, an already strange race ...

Michigan Ballot 2012: Detroit-Based Website Publius Informs Voters Before Crucial Election

Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit

This post was originally published on the Urban Innovation Exchange. Do-it-yourself Detroit is on borrowed time. Working around the democr...

Probe To See If Sex Club Tip Ignored

Posted 11.05.2012 | Detroit

Detroit -- A Detroit Police internal affairs investigation has been launched to determine whether supervisors failed to act two years ago when a lieut...

Michigan Proposal 3: Should Voters Pass 25 By 2025 Renewable Energy Amendment?

Posted 11.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan voters won't just be electing a president at the polls on Tuesday. Your ballot will also ask you to decide the fate of the emergency manag...

Michigan Proposal 6: Should Voters Approve Every Bridge Or Tunnel Built From Michigan To Canada?

Posted 11.05.2012 | Detroit

Is the proposed New International Trade Crossing really a bridge to nowhere? What with $4.65 million in ads blaring opposition to the planned gover...

Michigan Proposal 2: Should Voters Guarantee The Right To Collectively Bargain In The State Constitution?

Posted 11.05.2012 | Detroit

Michigan is known for its automobiles -- and also for its residents' strong belief in preserving unions, passed down through generations of autoworker...

Detroit Election 2012: 5 Proposals To Amend Charter Will Shape City's Future

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Much has been written about the six statewide proposals this year that would ratify Public Act 4, the emergency manager law, and add five new constitu...

Why China Isn't Going To Build Cars For The U.S. Anytime Soon

Posted 11.06.2012 | Detroit

Making cars in China has been used to scare voters and even Chrysler workers in the presidential campaign's waning days, but the reality is Chinese-as...

Janice Daniels Results: Troy, Mich. Mayor Recalled, Voted Out Of Office During Michigan Election 2012

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

Janice Daniels, the elected mayor of Troy, Mich., made national headlines for statements that many deemed homophobic, and for a combative attitude tha...

Michigan Proposal 1 Results: State Emergency Manager Law Fails

Posted 11.07.2012 | Detroit

In a victory for unions and grassroots organizers, Michigan voters struck down a law that allowed state-appointed emergency managers to renegotiate un...

Raulie Casteel, Possible I-96 Shooter, TO Face No New Charges Until Friday

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A man suspected in two dozen random shootings along a 100-mile Michigan freeway corridor will face new charges this week in the attacks, au...

Madonna Talks Politics, Draws Boos During Detroit Concert

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

Madonna found herself Thursday night hit with another round of fan flak. In her first concert since the presidential election, loud boos mixed with...

Maureen McGinnis To Be Sworn In As Acting Mayor This Afternoon

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

In Troy, where embattled Mayor Janice Daniels was recalled Tuesday by Troy residents, Mayor Pro Tem Maureen McGinnis, 34, is set to be sworn in as Act...

Madonna Talks Politics, Draws Boos During Detroit Concert

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

By BRIAN MCCOLLUM Detroit Free Press DETROIT -- Madonna found herself Thursday night hit with another round of fan flak. In her first concert since...

Raulie Casteel, Mich. I-96 Shooting Suspect, Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

NOVI, Mich. — An unemployed geologist suspected of two-dozen random shootings in southeastern Michigan was charged Friday with attempted murder ...

Disney, GM Put Test Track Visitors In Digital Driver's Seat

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

General Motors is handing the virtual keys to its design studios over to Walt Disney World Resort visitors in Chevrolet's renovated and redesigned T...

Harden Leads Rockets To 96-82 Win Over Pistons

Posted 11.11.2012 | Detroit

HOUSTON -- James Harden scored 20 points, Omer Asik had 14 and the Houston Rockets beat the winless Detroit Pistons 96-82 on Saturday night in their f...

Wyandotte Marching Chiefs To Backup Kid Rock At Ford Field Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show

Posted 11.11.2012 | Detroit

The news keeps getting more exciting for the Wyandotte Marching Chiefs. Earlier in the week, the Wyandotte Roosevelt marching band was invited to p...

La-Van Hawkins Returns To Detroit

Posted 11.13.2012 | Detroit

La-Van Hawkins has been to the mountaintop. The restaurateur built a multi-million dollar empire that began with cleaning toilets at McDonald's wh...

Hamtramck Recycling Center Preps For Early 2013 Opening

Posted 11.13.2012 | Detroit

The Hamtramck Recycling & Transfer Center is getting close to opening and expects to create a few dozen jobs when it begins operations in 2013. The...

Model D: Pop Goes The West Village

Posted 11.13.2012 | Detroit

This article first appeared in Model D. It's an exciting time in West Village. The cozy, dense, architecturally rich neighborhood just east of Indi...

Selected Of God Choir From Chrysler Super Bowl Ad Still Basking In Success

Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- When Larry Callahan answered a call to audition for a commercial in late 2010, he had no idea it would change his life and the members of h...