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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...

Detroit Bike City: The Auto Show For Cyclists

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.23.2012 | Detroit

If you are a bicycle commuter, a parent with a kid who rides a bike, an olympic cyclist, the owner of a fixed gear or just the type of person who like...

Wayne State Symposium Tackles Corporatization, Privatization, Emergency Managers

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Organizers of a Friday event at Wayne State University in Detroit say state lawmakers have responded to the recent wave of economic hardship facing Mi...

'Everyone Wants It Open': Residents React To Riverside Park Closure

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

The city of Detroit is closing Riverside Park temporarily due to concerns about environmental contamination. The 20-acre-park, which is located ne...

Highland Park Police Chief's Shocking Resignation

Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Police Chief Lorenzo Veal II stepped down from his post Wednesday suddenly and without explanation. Mayor DeAndre Windom learned abou...

Detroit Holds Forum On Youth Violence Prevention

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Concerns over youth violence have been rising in the city of Detroit after a string of recent tragedies involving young people. A conference devoted t...

Detroit's 'Finest' Authors, All In One Place

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit

College students studying the works of Detroit writers Bill Harris, Dorene O'Brien and Peter Markus will soon have a chance to meet them in person. ...

Potential Hazmat Situation At DMC

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's Fire Department sent a hazardous materials team to the Detroit Medical Center campus late Tuesday morning to investigate reports of a strong...

18-year-old College Student Found Dead On Campus

Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit

Police at Michigan State University are trying to find out what caused the death of an 18-year-old student on the East Lansing campus earlier this wee...

David Sands

The Mystery Of Corktown's Welcome Arch

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 03.17.2012 | Detroit

If you're poking around for a bit of Detroit Irish history this St. Patrick's Day, take a moment to examine Corktown's "welcome arch." That is, if you...

Kid Rock Buys Detroit Digs

Posted 03.17.2012 | Detroit

Residents of an east side Detroit neighborhood could soon be welcoming a new neighbor with a hearty "Bawitdaba!" The rap-rock performer Kid Rock pu...

Occupy Detroit Flashes Michigan CEOs

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.16.2012 | Detroit

An Occupy Detroit flash mob made an appearance in front of the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit Thursday afternoon to protest business l...

Should Prisoners Pay Sales Tax?

Posted 03.15.2012 | Detroit

Inmates in Michigan correctional facilities have been exempt from the state sales tax since 1971, but that may soon change. A piece of legislation ext...

Vetarans' Court Would Offer Special Services

Posted 03.14.2012 | Detroit

Veterans face special challenges, and their struggles often bring them before the law. But a new program in Macomb County would offer sympathy before ...

Bing Fights Back Against Consent Agreement

Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing had harsh words for the consent agreement floated by Gov. Rick Snyder and state Treasurer Andy Dillon Tuesday. After speak...

Service Groups Give Working Families A Lift With Auto Loans

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

A national program that offers families loans to buy or fix up used cars will soon be available in Detroit. The Ways to Work program will provide $...

Ypsilanti Schools Struggles With Budget Woes

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.12.2012 | Detroit

The Ypsilanti school district is struggling to find ways to deal with a debt estimated to reach $9.4 million by the end of this school year. In Feb...

Michigan Avenue Goes Green

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit

A river of green shirts, flags and hats will stream down Michigan Avenue Sunday as Corktown celebrates Detroit's 54th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade....

Snyder Wants To Penalize Families Whose Kids Skip Class

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.09.2012 | Detroit

Michigan families receiving state cash assistance could be soon penalized if their children skip class. During a Wednesday address laying out his ...