Author archive for Michigan Radio

  • Detroit city council member’s “People’s Bills” tackle some of city’s inequities

    One Detroit city council member is putting forth a slew of proposals she says will help correct some major inequities…

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  • Six of the 10 areas with the lowest life expectancies in the state are in Detroit

    Six of the 10 census tracts with the lowest life expectancies in Michigan are in the city of Detroit.

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  • Whitmer and Democrats hit Detroit Labor Day events, hear about worker struggles

    It’s Labor Day, and that means political candidates are stumping for votes at events around the state – and many…

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  • The key takeaways from this weekend’s Republican and Democratic conventions

    Despite a few political snags, each party now has their full slate of candidates ready for the November midterm elections.

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  • Rising rents. Falling wages. Detroit’s poor face housing crisis.

    By AARON MONDRY & BRIDGE MAGAZINE & DETROIT JOURNALISM COOPERATIVE Clark Washington Jr. works 10 hours a day, five days a…

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  • Detroit gets federal grant for historic district commemorating landmark civil rights case

    At the time, it was an all-white neighborhood.

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  • “This is no way to run a justice system”: Detroit nonprofit works toward a future without bail

    Stateside’s conversation with Amanda Alexander, founder and executive director of the Detroit Justice Center, and Rasha Almulaiki, a bail “disruptor”…

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  • Michigan Civil Rights Commission will ignore AG opinion on LGBTQ issue

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission says it will continue to include LGBTQ people as a group protected under anti-discrimination law, no…

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  • Male couples experience as much domestic violence as heterosexual couples

    Intimate partner violence occurs just as often in relationships between two men as it does between men and women.

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  • Redistricting ballot proposal headed to state Supreme Court this week

    The measure would create a commission of Republicans, Democrats and Independents to draw the state’s legislative district lines.

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