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Republicans Refuse to Give Thanks for the Auto Recovery

Douglas A. Geiss | Posted 06.20.2012 | Detroit
Douglas A. Geiss

The key for all of us in Michigan is that the auto industry not only survived the Great Recession, but today is leading our economic recovery. Jobs are being added and new products are being introduced.

Explore The Senses In Special Garden

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.20.2012 | Detroit

Visitors to Detroit's Scripps Park will have an opportunity to get in touch with the natural world through a unique garden designed to engage the five...

95-Year-Old Vet Claims $300 Stolen During TSA Screening

Posted 04.19.2012 | Travel

For most people, a TSA screening only costs time and dignity. But for Omer Petti, a 95-year-old retired Air Force Major from the Detroit-area, a sc...

Detroit's Tale of Two Cities

Sandy K. Baruah | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit
Sandy K. Baruah

While a big fist hangs defiantly in the shadow of City Hall, Detroit packs more than a punch -- it packs the collective energy of a city and region that epitomize resiliency.

Detroit's Latest Theater Renovation

Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit

A historic Detroit theater is getting a new lease on life, thanks to $1 million in city and state loans. The Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded $...

Why You'll Soon See A Refund On Your Energy Bill

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit

Michigan residents should expect a bonus on upcoming energy bills as a result of a Tuesday ruling by the Michigan Public Service Commission on a now d...

David Sands

Out-Of-This-World Custom Bikes From One-Of-A-Kind Bike Club

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 04.17.2012 | Detroit

Known for colorful lights, flashy bikes, boomboxes and an upbeat attitude, Detroit's East Side Riders bike club has played an instrumental role in pop...

Bullying: Movie Raises Awareness, NoBLE Center Provides Treatment

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.14.2012 | Detroit

The new documentary "Bully," which shines a light on a problem affecting millions of young people, makes its Michigan debut Friday, opening at movie t...

Detroit Schools Send Home 4,100 Layoff Notices, Teachers Will Have To Reapply For Jobs

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit

In a repeat of last year's mass layoffs, approximately 4,100 teachers in the Detroit Public Schools district received notices in the mail this week t...

'Finding Bigfoot' Seeks Sasquatch's Michigan Stomping Ground

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.12.2012 | Detroit

The stars of a popular cable show are combing the woods around Houghton Lake, Mich., for signs of the the giant bipedal ape-man known as Bigfoot. Anim...

David Sands

Detroit On Path To Have Michigan's Biggest Bike Lane Network

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 04.12.2012 | Detroit

Newly painted bike lanes in several Detroit neighborhoods are changing the relationship between cars and bicycles in the Motor City. They're also chan...

Batteries Blamed In Explosion At GM Research Facility

Posted 04.11.2012 | Detroit

A lithium battery explosion at General Motors' Technical Center in Warren, Mich., Wednesday morning has left one woman hospitalized. The woman was bro...

Detroit Burning Parks Down

Posted 04.11.2012 | Detroit

The City of Detroit will conduct controlled burns at two west side parks Wednesday. The Detroit Fire Department will oversee the blazes, which will co...

Get Out To Support Detroit Libraries During National Library Week

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.10.2012 | Detroit

It's been a chaotic year for the Detroit Public Library system, which has been struggling with cuts and financial challenges. But National Library Wee...

David Sands

Exploring The Motor City On Two Wheels

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 04.06.2012 | Detroit

In a city where cars have long reigned, bicycles are gaining visibility in Detroit -- and not just because of their lights and reflectors. More and mo...

Bing Suffering From Blood Clot

Posted 04.05.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Bing returned to Henry Ford Hospital Wednesday, after being released earlier this week. He is being treated for acute pulmonary embolism...

David Sands

DDOT Plans Even More Service Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

A public hearing at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit drew a sparse crowd Thursday, but those who attended expressed frustration with the Det...

Anti-Foreclosure Activists Step Up Efforts At Detroit Conference

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.31.2012 | Detroit

A string of recent victories has emboldened activists working against foreclosures and evictions to step up their efforts both in Detroit and around t...

DPS Unites The City In Dance

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.04.2012 | Detroit

For 70 years, Detroit students have been gliding and spinning together in the annual All-City Dance Concert. This Thursday evening, the spring traditi...

46,000 Children Have Lost Welfare Benefits Under New State Limits

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

The families of more than 46,000 Michigan children have lost cash assistance since the state passed new stricter limits on welfare benefits. In all, n...

Michiganders Wrongly Cut From Welfare Rolls

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

The State of Michigan can't use a federal limit on welfare benefits to cut aid those who meet state eligibility for cash assistance, according to a Ge...

Homes For Michigan's Homeless Veterans

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

Homeless Michigan veterans will soon receive some much needed assistance finding a place to stay. On Tuesday, Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow,...

Small Detroit Projects Get Big Grants

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

Nine local organizations that promote public engagement in Detroit are being recognized for their innovative contributions with big foundation money. ...

Looking At The Sounds Of Detroit Music

Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit

Detroit music runs deep. It's a river of sound with changing currents that carry many traditions: blues, techno, jazz, hip-hop, noise and the many str...

David Sands

Thousands Rally For Trayvon Martin, Against Violence In Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 03.27.2012 | Detroit

A crowd of 2,000 people filled Hart Plaza in Detroit Monday evening to participate in a national day of protest over the shooting death of Florida tee...