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Proposed Michigan Amendment Would Require Corporations To Disclose Political Spending

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Jocelyn Benson wants to bring greater transparency to political campaigns and lobbying efforts in Michigan, and the Wayne State law professor kicked o...

Filmmaker Documents 'Detroit Threat Management' Security Group

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Filmmaker Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman first became intrigued with the Detroit-based private security company and bodyguard training school Detroit Threat Ma...

Hamtramck Fires City Manager, As Payless Paydays Loom

Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Hamtramck City Council voted to fire City Manager William Cooper Wednesday, following a distressing financial report he issued warning of impending pa...

Former Pontiac Schools Official Faces Major Prison Time For Defrauding District

Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

Federal prosecutors indicted a former assistant superintendent of Pontiac Schools Tuesday on charges of money laundering and taking $236,000 in distri...

What You Need To Know About Detroit Police's New 911 Response Rules

Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Police are reorganizing the way they respond to emergency calls with a new Telephone Crime Reporting Unit that will allow officers to prioriti...

David Sands

Detroit Bus Service Riders Talk About Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 03.05.2012 | Detroit

Many of the bus riders waiting at the Rosa Parks Transit Center in downtown Detroit on Friday afternoon were eager to share their opinions about the D...

FBI Declares War On Political Corruption In Detroit

Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

The FBI's Detroit Office declared political corruption a top priority Thursday, as it announced the formation of a new multi-agency task force to figh...

Jack Martin's Back In Highland Park Schools, New Partnership With DPS

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder reappointed Jack Martin as the emergency manager of Highland Park Schools Friday, following a second recommendation by the state revi...

David Sands

Detroiters Weigh In On 2012 Presidential Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.28.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The opportunity to cast a vote for Barack Obama and perhaps create a little mischief for Republican candidates drew some Detroiters to Mich...

Highland Park Schools Keep Doors Open Despite Financial Turmoil

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools teachers appeared to be working without pay Monday, as classes continued as usual in the district. Only $40,000 remained in ...

City Council Grills DDOT On Bus Cuts, Management

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

After less than a week on the job, Detroit Department of Transportation CEO Ron Freeland painted a grim portrait of Detroit's bus service at a Monday ...

David Sands

Southwest Detroit Parents Demand Answers From Roy Roberts

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

Parents, teachers, children and community members protested the scheduled closing of two Southwest Detroit schools Friday and attempted to deliver a l...

David Sands

State OKs Money For Highland Park Students -- If They Leave The District

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.24.2012 | Detroit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed emergency legislation passed by the state legislature on Thursday to offer $4 million in state funding to H...

Who Started Black History Month?

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.24.2012 | Detroit

Black History Month is almost over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop paying attention to African-American history. One part of that history ...

David Sands

Detroit's 'Plaindealer' Helped Pave The Way For Today's African-American Press

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.24.2012 | Detroit

The Plaindealer broke ground not only as Detroit's first black newspaper but as one of the first of its kind in the country. Its creators referred ...

Jason Linkins

Romney Campaign Endorses Some Portions Of The Newspaper Endorsements They Receive

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.23.2012 | Detroit

The good news, I suppose, for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is that he's won the endorsement of the Detroit Free Press. The bad news is that...

David Sands

Will Highland Park Schools Employees Get Paid This Friday?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools employees likely will not receive their paychecks this Friday, as the district's financial emergency process restarts in the wak...

Detroit Crime-Fighting Group Launches Campaign To End Child Shootings

Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

The crime-fighting community organization known as Detroit 300 announced it will begin patrolling high-crime neighborhoods in response to the accident...

Emergency Manager OUT In Highland Park, Snyder Urges Quick Legislative Action

Posted 02.21.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin will be walking away from his position heading the district -- at least for the time being. Go...

David Sands

Red Wings To Hold Charity Practice At Southwest Detroit Ice Rink

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.18.2012 | Detroit

Two months ago, members of Clark Park's Learn to Skate team in southwest Detroit were just getting their bearings on ice but lately the sound of their...

David Sands

Emergency Manager Ignores Circuit Court Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.17.2012 | Detroit

Emergency Manager Jack Martin showed up for work in the Highland Park Schools Thursday, despite a ruling from a judge that he must cease operating in ...

DDOT Riders Will See Route Eliminations, Weekend, Overnight Service Cuts

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.16.2012 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing's office and the Detroit Department of Transportation confirmed Thursday that starting March 3, major route changes will hit the city'...

National Institutes Of Health Library Acquires Pioneering Detroit Doc's Docs

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.13.2012 | Detroit

The National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine has acquired the papers of the late Charles F. Whitten, a respected Detroit pediatric...

State Appeals Court Rules Detroit Clerk Must Allow Vote On Marijuana Decriminalization

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.12.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday morning ruled that a Detroit city clerk had no right to block a proposal to decriminalize marijuana from appea...

Famed Detroit Restaurant Joins Historic Revival Of Detroit's Downtown

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.10.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's London Chop House, legendary for its high-end food and famous patrons, will reopen its doors on Valentine's Day after a 20-year hiatus. N...