Stories tagged: "detroit"


DETROIT, MI - JUNE 27: Many cars were abandoned at this I-96 overpass of Pacific Ave. causing the freeway to become impassible where the water was over 2 feet deep due to the torrential rains of the previous day during the day on I-96 freeway in Northwest Detroit on Saturday June 26, 2021 in Detroit, MI.
Here’s How Science and Infrastructure Projects Can Help Highways Recover Faster from Flooding

With floodwaters still draining off I-94, how long the highway will be closed isn't known. But there are ways to recover from future floods faster.

Red pushpin pointing to Detroit city in more than fifty years old map
Michigan Lost an Electoral Vote. It Could Lose More than That if GOP Plans Pass.

If Republicans want to make every vote truly equal, it's time for them to support the end of the Electoral College.

A destroyed street in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 12 January 2014. Detroit, the cradle of America_s automobile industry and once the nation_s fourth-most-populous city, filed for bankruptcy in summer 2013. Since then, the city leaders strive to keep the public life alive and at the same time reduce debt. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is held in Detroit from 13  to 26 January. Photo: ULI DECK/dpa | usage worldwide
7,000 Miles of Michigan Highway Could Get Repaired Thanks to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Fixing the “damn roads” started as a local effort from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but now has the backing of the president. That means cash dollars towards long term road repairs.

Arthur Jemison, Primary Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning & Development — US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Detroit Official Tapped for Role in Biden Administration

After working in housing, planning and development for the state’s largest city, Arthur Jemison will lend his expertise to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Not Just COVID: Violent Deaths Are Also Up in 2020

Grand Rapids Chief of Police said that with the pandemic and the rise in political tensions, 2020 is "a year like no other."

One way to help Michigan's economy is to recycle the dollar locally. Considering shopping at a Michigan-owned business this holiday season.
PHOTOS: Shop Small With These Michigan Businesses

From novelty shops to beauty salons, these businesses will take care of everyone on your list—And make sure you look good, too.

In this June 2, 2008 photo, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence speaks in Troy, Mich. Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero is expected to pick Lawrence to be his running mate. A person close to the Bernero campaign told The Associated Press Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 that Lawrence has been selected. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
WATCH: Brenda Lawrence on COVID, Economic Recovery, and Education in Michigan’s 14th District

The Michigan leader is showing us all how to “keep going” with her decades’ long commitment to public service.