Author archive for WDET

  • Policy Meets the People: Introducing the Issue of Gerrymandering

    increasingly, many political experts and researchers say, we know long before the polls close — or even open — what…

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  • Immigrants Might Save Michigan From Losing Another Congressional Seat

    Michigan’s influence in Washington is already waning. The 2020 census could lead to even less representation.

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  • Macomb and Wayne County Executives Face Off Over Transit Impasse

    “We’re not going to support putting it on the ballot,” says Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

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  • Detroit Superintendent Vitti: Schools Will Be Stable in Five Years

    How has the first year gone for Vitti and the kids of Detroit’s public schools?

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  • The Stigma of Transit: “We Have to Make Buses Sexy”

    Our roads are too wide, our cars are too linked to status, says the mayor who revolutionized transit in his…

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  • Detroit Exits Most State Oversight

    After three years of balanced Detroit budgets, the Financial Review Commission votes to suspend oversight.

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  • City of Detroit Reaches Out to Residential Contractors

    As the number of building permits rise, skilled workers are needed for rehab programs.

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  • Are Two New Detroit River Bridges One Too Many?

    Operators Association says there may not be enough traffic for two bridges

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  • Mobility Options Scoot Through the Auto Show [VIDEO]

    Tech company develops personal electric scooter for people who don’t want to drive really short distances.

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  • Can CBAs guarantee big development projects benefit everyday people?

    Castañeda-Lopez supported the first proposal, which did not pass.

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