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Feds Looking Into $75,000 Payments To Local Radio Host's Firm

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.14.2012 | Detroit

The host of a popular Detroit AM radio show could be in hot water with the authorities. The Detroit News reports federal agents are investigating $...

Regional Business Group Pledges To Halt Sales Of K2, "Synthetic Marijuana"

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit police and members of a regional business association will announce a joint effort to enforce a ban of "K2," a brand of "synthetic marijuana,"...

Planned Parenthood Spokeswoman: Abortion Bill Backers 'Don't Care A Whit About Michigan Women'

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.14.2012 | Detroit

A massive omnibus abortion bill expected to soon go up for a vote in the Michigan House is stirring up emotions on both sides of the debate. Backer...

DPS To Pay Price For Poor 2010-11 Attendance

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.12.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools wraps up its school year on June 15. But even after the final bell rings and students leave for summer break, the district will...

Obama Campaign Tries To Beat Romney On Bailout

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.12.2012 | Detroit

The Obama campaign says that the federal government's decision to save the automotive industry has had an impact in Michigan that has rippled out far ...

New Wright Museum Exhibit Explores The Imagination Of Children's Book Author Jerry Pinkney

Posted 06.11.2012 | Detroit

A barrier-breaking visual artist who has nurtured the imaginations of children around the world will be the subject of a new show at the Charles H. Wr...

Alternative Press Journalists Turn Their Attention To Detroit

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.08.2012 | Detroit

Could Detroit get more newsworthy this week? Actually, yes. Alternative press journalists from across the country have flocked to the city for the ...

Michigan Lawmakers Want Welfare Applicants To Pee In A Cup

Posted 06.08.2012 | Detroit

A controversial bill that would require those applying for or receiving welfare benefits to submit to drug tests passed Michigan's House Thursday in a...

Local Farmers To Break Ground On Hamtramck Pawpaw Grove

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2012 | Detroit

Members of a local farm project are grounding their passion for a native Michigan fruit tree -- by planting a new grove of pawpaw trees. It will b...

New Bill Would Hike Federal Minimum Wage To Keep Up With Adjusted 1968 Rate

Posted 06.07.2012 | Detroit

The minimum wage hasn't kept pace with inflation, according to three Democratic U.S. Congressmen. They want to correct the situation by boosting the f...

DPS Revises Bullying Policy

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Public Schools district is in the last stages of updating its anti-bullying policy to comply with the standards of a new state law and pla...

Another Recall Effort Calls It Quits After Walker's Wisconsin Victory

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: Thursday, 7:30 a.m. -- The campaign to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is calling it quits after a similar effort was defeated Tuesday in nea...

Benny Napoleon Offers Detroit Policing Strategy

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated to include comment from Sheriff Benny Napoleon. Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee, already the target of criticism from...

Virtual Museum To Document Detroit's History

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.07.2012 | Detroit

Although the Detroit Historical Museum has been closed for renovations since May 24, patrons will soon be able to experience many of its holdings virt...

DTE To Invest $500 Million In Michigan's Wind Infrastructure

Posted 06.05.2012 | Detroit

DTE Energy is boosting its renewable energy efforts with a $500 million investment in wind power infrastructure in Michigan's "thumb." The state's lar...

DTE To Invest $500 Million In Michigan's Wind Infrastructure

Posted 08.05.2012 | Detroit

DTE Energy is boosting its renewable energy efforts with a $500 million investment in wind power infrastructure in Michigan's "thumb." The state's lar...

LOOK: Viewing The Venus Transit In Detroit

David Sands | Posted 06.05.2012 | Detroit

A rare celestial event known as the transit of Venus will take place Tuesday -- and rain or shine, the Wayne State University Department of Physics an...

Michigan's High Court Clears the Way For August Vote To Decriminalize Pot

Posted 06.04.2012 | Detroit

After an extended legal battle, voters in Detroit will decide in August whether they want to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot with...

Neighbors Of Palmer Park Orchard Told To Work Out Their Differences

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.01.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Detroit City Council on Thursday gave neighborhood residents arguing over an apple orchard planted in a northwest city park a month to ...

Belle Isle Races Toward Integration WIth State Park System

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.01.2012 | Detroit

Racing fans are falling over themselves this week to scoop up tickets for the Detroit Grand Prix, making its return to Belle Isle. The IndyCar event r...

State Officials Rebuff Challenge To Detroit Consent Agreement

Posted 05.31.2012 | Detroit

Michigan officials have heard Detroit's top lawyer make her case against the legality of the city's consent agreement with the state, but they say the...

Snyder Not Convinced By Renewable Energy Plan

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.31.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is far from energized about a proposed ballot measure that would obligate the state's utilities to generate 25 percent of th...

Catch A Flick At 'Cinetopia'

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit

On top of its indie filmmaker reputation, Ann Arbor could soon be known as a regional movie mecca for those interested in watching world-class cinema....

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State Rep. Blocks Traffic To Keep Detroit High School Open

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit

Around 30 community members, led by state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), blocked traffic on Fort Street at a rally Tuesday evening in front of Southw...

Snyder Recall Effort Moves Into High Gear

Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit

The approval ratings for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are trending upward, but that positive political sign hasn't stopped the Republican's opponents fro...