Daily Archives: October 23, 2018

How has Detroit remained the nation’s automobile hub? Technological integration

On Sept. 27, Ford celebrated 100 years of manufacturing at its Rouge Plant in Dearborn. And that’s just one example of the long history of engineering and manufacturing automobiles in southeast Michigan. Detroit area automakers and their parts suppliers have spent the last century building and refining the manufacturing infrastructure that serves the OEMs so they can create a variety ...

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Crimetown senior producer on why the podcast chose to cover Detroit for Season 2

Crimetown, a podcast about the history of crime in American cities, chose Detroit as its location for Season 2. Episodes cover stories of policing, the drug trade, political scandals, and more.  We spoke with Crimetown senior producer Drew Nelles about why the podcast chose Detroit, possible solutions to crime and corruption, and what he learned during his time in the ...

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Man Kills 2, Self At Michigan Home « Detroit News Watch

SPRING ARBOR TOWNSHIP (AP) — Authorities say a man apparently fatally shot another man and a woman at a home in southern Michigan before killing himself. The shooting happened Saturday evening in Jackson County’s Spring Arbor Township, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) west of Detroit. WILX-TV reports the two men were pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was ...

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Judge Won’t Free Imprisoned Activist During Appeal So She Can Be with Infant –  Deadline Detroit

Siwatu-Salama Ra (Facebook photo) Siwatu-Salama Ra, co-director of the Detroit-based East Michigan Environmental Action Council, gave birth in June behind bars while serving two years for a March conviction of assault with a firearm. Supporters say it was self-defense. Defense attorney Wade Fink argues in an appeal that the judge should have had the jury consider ...

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Fresh food is a luxury, but these Michigan programs are making it more accessible to all

This article is part of State of Health, a series examining health disparities, how they affect Michigan’s children and seniors, and the innovative solutions being developed to address them. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.   A lot of Sue Melke’s neighbors at Chidester Place Apartments in Ypsilanti do their grocery shopping at nearby ...

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Running Game Starting To Emerge For Lions « Detroit News Watch

The Detroit Lions have won two straight and three of four in large part because they finally have a running game. In Sunday’s 32-21 victory over the Miami Dolphins, the Lions churned out 248 yards on the ground, their highest single-game rushing output in 21 years. MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 21: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the Detroit Lions runs with ...

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