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Entries by David Sands from 08/2012

Detroit Parking Meters Temporarily Lose Credit Card Payment Option

Posted 08.01.2012 | Detroit

The parking meters in Detroit won't be accepting plastic for the next few weeks. That's because the city has temporarily taken the machines' credit ca...

Hunger Strike: Michigan LGBT Groups Sponsor 100-Day Fast To Highlight State's 'Anti-Equality' Political Environment

Posted 08.01.2012 | Detroit

A coalition of Michigan LGBT groups is taking drastic action to raise awareness about what they call the current "anti-equality" political climate in ...

Tlaib, Stapleton Race For Sixth Michigan House District Too Close To Call

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

Democratic voters in Michigan's newly drawn 6th state house district will have the unenviable choice of picking between two incumbents during Tuesday'...

Detroit August 2012 Primary: Candidates, Issue Advocate Bloggers Share Their Ideas

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

What are the best reasons for voting for a particular candidate or issue in this August's primary election? Why not ask the candidates and issue advoc...

Rashida Tlaib Wins Primary For Sixth District Michigan House Nomination

Posted 08.08.2012 | Detroit

Out of the redistricting upheaval that reformed Michigan's 6th state House district, one woman has emerged as the Democratic candidate for state repre...

Michigan Ballot: Citizenship Question Leads To Confusion, Disenfranchisement At Polls

Posted 08.08.2012 | Detroit

Michigan voters have to be U.S. citizens to participate in elections. But should they be required to affirm their citizenship at the polls in order to...

Colin Hubbell Bike Ride Honors One Of Midtown Detroit's Biggest Supporters

Posted 08.10.2012 | Detroit

Those who love Midtown will have an opportunity to carry on the legacy of one of its greatest advocates by participating in a memorial bike ride this ...

Detroit School Board: How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools

Posted 08.10.2012 | Detroit

Michigan's Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a complaint in Detroit's Third Circuit Court Thursday, asking the court to remove seven of the Detroit...

Detroit Lighting Plan Unveiled By Mayor Bing Would Repair, Modernize, Streamline System

Posted 08.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he has a solution to the troubling lighting issues that have left many parts of the city in the dark. On Friday. he annou...

GateKeeper: Cedar Point Unveils New Record-Breaking Winged Roller Coaster

Posted 08.14.2012 | Detroit

Cedar Point's newest roller coaster will be a record-breaker. The Sandusky, Ohio theme park announced plans Monday to build the GateKeeper, which will...

Detroit Robotics Clubs Spark Technology-Driven Learning In City Schools

Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit

Robots are designed to help humans to do everything from sweep floors to build cars. In Detroit, they also help young people with a task that's less t...

Medical Marijuana Moratorium: Wyandotte, Mich. Officials Vote For Moratorium On Medical Pot Facilities

Posted 08.15.2012 | Detroit

The city of Wyandotte, Mich. wants to prevent medical marijuana facilities from setting up shop by refusing to issue them certificates of occupancy. ...

Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel: After Long Wait, State Agency Says Board Could Be Ready This Fall

Posted 08.16.2012 | Detroit

The state agency responsible for Michigan's medical marijuana program says it is now in the final stages of assembling a review panel with the power t...

Bikes For Kids: Detroit Program In City's Osborn Neighborhood

Posted 08.17.2012 | Detroit

Kids in a northeast Detroit neighborhood known for its high concentration of children spent their summer immersed in bike culture. The program, whi...

Detroit Trails: Eliza Howell Park Gets Makeover From Young Trail Blazers

Posted 08.17.2012 | Detroit

Although the re-emergence of Detroit's wilderness has been the subject of a feature film, the story of its young urban trailblazers is much less well ...

Kid Rock, Veteran Charity, Surprise Injured Michigan Vet With New House

Posted 08.20.2012 | Detroit

Kid Rock gave an injured Afghan vet a welcome home he'll never forget this past weekend. Army Sgt. Davin Dumar and his wife found out they would b...

Hopscotch Detroit: Groups Plan To Draw World Record Hopscotch Course

Posted 08.22.2012 | Detroit

Detroit could soon be known as "Hopscotch City," thanks to the work of two local creative groups. The design startup Wedge Detroit and the community a...

Piko Piko Detroit Brings Chiptune, The Sound Of Classic Video Games, Into The Modern Era

Posted 08.22.2012 | Detroit

Piko Piko Detroit's approach to electronic music is a decidedly minimalist one. The new online music label is run by Yuuya Masada and Corey Chappell, ...

Jennifer Britt, Detroiter, Considers Offer From Fannie Mae To Lease Foreclosed Home

Posted 08.23.2012 | Detroit

Jennifer Britt, a Detroit woman who has been fighting to keep her home after receiving a writ of eviction in July, has received an offer from the gove...

Detroit Panhandling Law Will Outlaw Certain Types Of Begging

Posted 08.27.2012 | Detroit

Begging for change is about to get more complicated for down-on-their-luck Detroiters. Certain types of panhandling will be punishable by up to 90 day...

Anthony Brogdon: 'The Great Detroit' Filmmaker On Making A Positive Documentary

Posted 08.28.2012 | Detroit

Does Detroit get a bad rap? First-time filmmaker Anthony Brogdon thinks so, and wants to set the record straight. His upcoming documentary, "The Great...

Wayne State University Rankings: WSU Places 95th In Washington Monthly College Guide

Posted 08.28.2012 | Detroit

Wayne State University is moving up in the world, at least according to Washington Monthly's 2012 list of top 100 U.S. universities. The Detroit-based...

Michigan: West Nile Virus Claims 5, Health Officials Say Illness At Epidemic Levels For 2012 [UPDATE]

Posted 08.29.2012 | Detroit

West Nile virus has reached epidemic levels in Michigan this year, according to state health officials. They're urging people to take preventative mea...

Detroit Gun Buyback, Police Program, Faces Competition From Gun Rights Group

Posted 08.30.2012 | Detroit

"Save the Guns" might sound like a catchy bumper sticker, but it's also the sentiment that led a group of gun enthusiasts to turn up at a Detroit gun ...

Hamtramck Labor Day Fest 2012: Yacht Club Canoe Races On Polish Day Festival

Posted 08.31.2012 | Detroit

Gołąbki and factories and rock & roll may be among the most universally familiar aspects of Hamtramck's history. But one old tradition being revived...