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Entries by Kate Abbey-Lambertz from 12/2011

Detroit Lottery Legislation Comes From Councilman Kwame Kenyatta's 2009 Idea

Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

In the midst of Detroit's financial crisis, an idea suggested in 2009 to add to the city's coffers might make its way into the legislature, WWJ report...

Arab Film Festival Brings Alternative Films, Arab Spring To Dearborn

Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

From Lebanon to Tunisia, from soccer players to amateur filmmakers, the 2011 Arab Film Festival will bring a multitude of voices from across the Middl...

Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown Will Make Tough Decisions

Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

FLINT, Michigan -- Mild-mannered and low-key, new Emergency Manager Michael Brown doesn't have the polished, look-at-me personality typical of some po...

Aretha Franklin Holds Contest For Artists To Be On Her Label (VIDEO)

Posted 12.01.2011 | Detroit

Put out an APB: The Queen of Soul is looking for future superstars to mentor for her record label, Aretha's Records. Classically-trained singers an...

Pontiac School Board OKs $26 Million In Cuts To Close Deficit

Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit
Read More: Detroit News

PONTIAC -- The district's Board of Education on Thursday approved a three-year plan to erase a $24.5 million deficit through employee layoffs, program...

Detroit Zoo's New Bear Cubs Arrive From Alaska

Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit
Read More: Detroit News

ROYAL OAK -- The Detroit Zoo welcomed three new residents Friday morning. Grizzly bears Mike, Thor and Boo -- 11-month-old brothers -- landed at De...

Bianca Jones, Missing 2-Year-Old, Searched For In Detroit

Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Detroit police are searching for a 2-year-old girl who has been missing since her father was carjacked and the thief drove away with her st...

Gay Marriage Slam Appears To Be Troy Mayor's Facebook Post

Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit
Read More: Detroit News

Janice Daniels is not yet a month into her new position as mayor of Troy, and she is already causing controversy after a status update slamming gay ma...

Ndamukong Suh Suspension For 2 Games Upheld By NFL

Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit

NEW YORK -- The suspension stands, and that means Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will sit out the next two games for stomping an opponen...

Craft Fair And Holiday Markets Hawk Handmade Local Gifts

Posted 12.03.2011 | Detroit

With the bevy of art shows, craft fairs and holiday markets crowding midtown and downtown Detroit this weekend, if you can't check everything off your...

Thomas Phillips, Joseph Pann Jr. Killed In Upper Peninsula Plane Crash, Headed For Mackinac Island

Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit

ST. IGNACE, Mich. -- The U.S. Coast Guard says searchers have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed in northern Michigan, killing t...

Lions-Saints Game Ends In 31-17 Loss With Penalties And Defensive Lapses For Lions

Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit

NEW ORLEANS -- Whether it was before the whistle or after, a lack of discipline continued to plague the struggling Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford pas...

DMC Sinai-Grace Cardiologist First In Michigan To Surgically Implant New Life-Saving Device

Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit
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DETROIT -- DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital has become the first hospital in Michigan to successfully resynchronize a patient’s heartbeat using a breakthrou...

Troy High Gay-Straight Alliance To Mayor: 'We're Human Beings' - Troy, MI Patch

Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit
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On Saturday, news of Troy Mayor Janice Daniels' recently-unearthed Facebook status slamming gay marriage reached Zach Kilgore, a senior at Troy High S...

Parade To Celebrate Cass Tech's Football Championship | News - Home

Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit
Read More: Detroit News

DETROIT (AP) -- A parade and rally celebrating Cass Technical High School's state Division 1 football championship is set for downtown Detroit. The...

Michigan Wine Industry Succeeds In Recession-weary Michigan

Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit

LAKE LEELANAU, Mich. -- A state thirsting for good economic news is toasting the success of an up-and-coming industry: winemaking. Vineyards and tast...

Joshua Clough, Member Of Michigan Militia Group Hutaree, Pleas Guilty In Firearm Case

Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT — A member of a Midwest militia accused of conspiring to rebel against the government and use weapons of mass destruction has pleaded gu...

Janice Daniels, Troy Mayor, To Protesters: 'I Said One Word That You Don't Like'

Posted 12.05.2011 | Detroit
Read More: Detroit News

Janice Daniels addressed about 15 protesters in front of City Hall on Monday regarding the controversy surrounding a Facebook post, insisting that she...

Global Detroit: We Begin Series On Immigrant Talent As Economic Driver

Posted 12.06.2011 | Detroit
Read More: Detroit News

In May 2010, the Global Detroit study was published making the case that immigrants, international talent, and global connections are and can be key d...

Voting Laws: Michigan Legislation Could Restrict Voter Registration, Absentee Voters

Posted 12.06.2011 | Detroit

Prospective Michigan voters might have trouble getting their ballots after the state Senate votes on two bills that would change the procedures for vo...

Detroit Department Of Transportation Bus Facility Fire Destroys Part Of Fleet, Delays Expected

Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit
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Delays could affect bus service in Detroit today after fire destroyed at least a half-dozen buses at a DDOT garage on Detroit's northwest side this mo...

15 Severance Payouts Totaling $850k Planned By Wayne County, Then Scrapped Amidst Fallout

Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit
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DETROIT (WXYZ) -- Turkia Mullin's severance sparked a federal investigation and put Wayne County government under close scrutiny. But 7 Action News ha...

Wes Leonard, Fallen Player, Honored Before Winning Home Game Opener For Fennville High Basketball Team

Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

FENNVILLE, Mich. -- It was an emotion-packed home opener Tuesday night as a Michigan high school basketball team returned to the court where nine mont...

Mitten State: Michigan Nickname Used In Wisconsin Tourism Campaign

Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

Michiganders are up in arms over an infringement from their biggest rival since Ohio (see the Toledo War, Ohio State football): Wisconsin. The erstwhi...

Michigan Gift Guide: Local Holiday Gifts For Wine, Beer And Spirit Lovers

Posted 12.08.2011 | Detroit

Disclaimer: This is not intended for the under-21 crowd, nor the teetotalers. For everyone else: The holiday season and alcohol go together like, w...