Daily Archives: December 31, 2018

How can Detroit better support its teachers?

It’s that time of year when parents give their kids’ teachers a gift of appreciation for the hard and important work they do. A gift card or hand soap is fine, but what Detroit teachers really want from parents and their community is respect for their professionalism, more funding for supplies, and a willingness to advocate for larger issues that ...

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Abuse Claims Against Detroit Police Unpaid Due To 2013 Bankruptcy « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit could have been on the hook for millions of dollars in a lawsuit alleging police abuse. Lawyers, however, are closing the case after eight years, acknowledging that the claims of possibly 200,000 people are practically worthless. The reason? Detroit’s 2013 bankruptcy. The 2010 lawsuit, which described poor conditions in holding cells and excessive detentions, was in ...

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Ravens, Bears, Colts Show Up « Detroit News Watch

By Steve Silverman The final week of the regular season saw its share of we-don’t-care blowouts, but sensational performances by the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts were the lasting impression created in Week 17. The Bears overpowered an opponent on the road that had to have the game; the Browns lost but played sensationally; while the ...

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DTE Energy To Pay $840,000 Fine Over Billings, Improper Shutoffs « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A mess over billings and improper shutoffs has led to an $840,000 fine for DTE Energy. State regulators approved the settlement earlier this month. Sally Talberg of the Michigan Public Service Commission says the commission has “great concern when utilities violated consumer protection rules.” The investigation began a year ago, months after DTE began using a new ...

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Spartans-Ducks Redbox Bowl Preview « Detroit News Watch

New Years Eve Redbox Bowl Preview   (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)   Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4), Monday, 3 p.m. EST (Fox). Line: Oregon by 2½. Series Record: Tied 3-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE   (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)   Both teams were ranked in the top 15 of the AP Top 25 earlier this season and had ...

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Michigan Supreme Court To Hear Case On Alleged Tax Foreclosure Abuse « Detroit News Watch

SOUTHFIELD (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court in the new year will decide whether counties can continue to hit the jackpot when foreclosing on properties. Counties routinely sell real estate when taxes are long overdue. State law allows them to pocket everything — even if the sales price exceeds the amount of debt. The Supreme Court has agreed to consider ...

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Binghamton Overpowered By No. 2 Michigan « Detroit News Watch

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — With holiday tune ups complete, Wolverines look to resume Big Ten schedule.   (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)   “I know people would probably say, you’d like more nonconference games, games you’re going to win by 20. I don’t want them,” Beilein said. “We’re done with that.”   (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)   Iggy ...

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‘Unforeseeable Health Reasons’ Cancels Ariana Grande Show « Detroit News Watch

NEW YORK (AP) — Days before New Year’s Eve Vegas performance Ariana Grande forced to cancel “due to unforeseeable health reasons.”   (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for MTV)   Grande was originally scheduled to perform at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday. The hotel said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that the ...

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