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Entries by David Sands from 02/2012

Black History 101 Mobile Museum Takes History Out Into The World

Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

Khalid el-Hakim is a teacher with two classrooms. Much of the time he teaches social studies at Detroit Lions Academy on the city's east side, but his...

12-Year-Old Detroit Girl Killed In Tragic Shooting

Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Detroit Police are investigating the tragic shooting of 12-year-old girl on Tuesday night. According to Channel 7 N...

Michigan Will Extend Housing Assistance For Families Losing State Cash Assistance

Posted 02.01.2012 | Detroit

Michigan will extend housing assistance for up to six months for families that lost welfare cash assistance last year under new rules placing lifetime...

Judge Rules Emergency Manager Process, Financial Review Teams Subject To Open Meetings Act

Posted 02.02.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: Feb. 6 -- The Detroit News reported Ingham County Circuit Judge denied issuing an opinion on Feb. 2 ordering Detroit's Emergency Manager Revie...

Wayne State University Unveils New Admission Policy

Posted 02.02.2012 | Detroit

Wayne State University's Board of Governors unanimously approved a tougher new admissions policy for the school Wednesday that officials say will help...

Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown Holds First Public Meeting

Posted 02.03.2012 | Detroit

On Thursday, Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown held his first public meeting with city residents since he was appointed emergency manager in Novem...

Russell Industrial Center Raid: Federal Drug Enforcement Agents Descend On Artist Studio Space

Posted 02.03.2012 | Detroit

Federal drug enforcement agents raided part of a Detroit warehouse known for its market and artist studios, and more recently its medical marijuana fa...

Maybury Elementary Closing, Roy Roberts Tells Southwest Detroit Parents

Posted 02.04.2012 | Detroit

This story has been corrected and updated. Several days before Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts is set to officially announce d...

Detroit Home Prices Slide, Foreclosed Properties Dominate Market

Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

A new report puts Detroit at the top of a list of the country's worst real estate markets, and home prices seem to still be sliding. The study fro...

Detroit Emergency Manager Review Team Must Open Meetings To Public, Circuit Judge Rules

Posted 02.06.2012 | Detroit

Judge William Collette ruled Monday afternoon that Detroit's emergency manager review team must open their meetings to the public under Michigan Open ...

Detroit Casino Tax Increase Considered

Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit

The tentative agreement Mayor Dave Bing brokered with many of Detroit's unions last Wednesday requires the city seek out new revenue sources in exchan...

National Patients Rights Association Will Lobby For Rights Of Medicinal Marijuana Patients

Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit

A new Michigan-based, national coalition of medical marijuana advocates is coming together to defend the rights of patients and dispensaries. The N...

Detroit Public Schools Students Show STEM Skills At White House Science Fair

Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit

President Barack Obama had the privilege to meet with several young scientists from Detroit Public Schools Tuesday at the second annual White House Sc...

Education Trust-Midwest Report Finds Michigan Students Lag, Disparities Remain

Posted 02.09.2012 | Detroit

Michigan students are lagging behind their counterparts in other states, according to a new study released by Education Trust-Midwest's, a non-partisa...

More Detroit Bus Cuts On The Way Under New Management Company

Posted 02.09.2012 | Detroit

Big cuts to Detroit bus service could come as soon as Feb. 24, according to the president of the union that represents the city's bus drivers and mech...

London Chop House, Famed Downtown Detroit Restaurant, To Reopen On Valentine's Day

Posted 02.10.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's London Chop House, legendary for its high-end food and famous patrons, will reopen its doors on Valentine's Day after a 20-year hiatus. N...

AfriCOBRA Art Exhibit, 'Black Power Mixtape' Showing At Cass City Cinema (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.10.2012 | Detroit

A new art show and run of films set to screen at the Cass City Cinema will offer Detroiters a fresh and much-needed second look at the city's last hal...

Marijuana Decriminalization Question Must Appear On Detroit Ballot, State Appeals Court Rules

Posted 02.12.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday morning ruled that a Detroit city clerk had no right to block a proposal to decriminalize marijuana from appea...

Sylvia Hubbard, Detroit Romance Novelist, Talks Love In The City

Posted 02.13.2012 | Detroit

Who better to consult on Valentine's Day than a woman whose imagination and life experience have led her to discover the ins and outs of the steamiest...

Orchestra Hall Hit By Minor Sewer Gas Explosion

Posted 02.13.2012 | Detroit

A pair of explosions near Orchestra Hall Sunday morning had manhole covers flying and neighbors talking. A first blast occurred about 8:10 a.m. Sun...

Charles F. Whitten, Pioneering Sickle Cell Doctor, Has Papers Acquired By National Institutes Of Health Library

Posted 02.13.2012 | Detroit

The National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine has acquired the papers of the late Charles F. Whitten, a respected Detroit pediatric...

Transportation Riders United Protest DDOT Bus Cuts During Valentine's Day Visit To City Hall

Posted 02.14.2012 | Detroit

Members of the advocacy group Transportation Riders United (TRU) rallied in front of Detroit City Hall Tuesday to deliver a Valentine's Day message ab...

Michigan Unemployment Agency To Offer Extended Hours

Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit

Michigan's unemployment insurance agency will be extending office hours this weekend to help tackle its overwhelmingly high call volume. "Agency s...

DDOT Bus Cuts Leave Riders With Shorter Hours Starting March 3

Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing's office and the Detroit Department of Transportation confirmed Thursday that starting March 3, major route changes will hit the city'...

Jack Martin, Highland Park Schools Emergency Manager, Still At Work Despite Court Ruling

Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

Emergency Manager Jack Martin showed up for work in the Highland Park Schools Thursday, despite a ruling from a judge that he must cease operating in ...