Daily Archives: February 5, 2019

Picking a school in Detroit just got a little bit easier

This story was originally posted on Chalkbeat. Detroit parents wondering how their child’s school is doing now have even more information at their fingertips. An update to the website where the Michigan Department of Education posts information about schools added some crucial new measures of schools’ health, including teacher retention rates. When the website was launched last year, it included ...

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Michigan Braces For Freezing Rain, Hazardous Roads Expected – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Most of Michigan is bracing for freezing rain that’s expected to leave roads icy as Michigan’s Upper Peninsula deals with lingering effects of an ice storm. The National Weather Service says freezing rain starting Tuesday night is expected to continue into midday Wednesday across the Lower Peninsula. The weather service says freezing rain and sleet could change ...

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Fox Creek Artscape nears completion in Jefferson Chalmers

Located on the last natural bend of Fox Creek, a community-led campaign for a new public space and meeting place is taking shape. A number of community organizations partnered on this project, including Feedom Freedom Growers, College for Creative Studies and its Community + Public Arts: Detroit program, and the Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, as well as a sizable number ...

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NASCAR Looks To Squash Cheating – Detroit News Watch

NASCAR announced Monday that it will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules this season, confronting its longtime culture of cheating with a stringent new penalty system. “If you are illegal, you don’t win the race,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s chief racing development officer.  “We cannot allow inspection and penalties to continue to be a prolonged storyline. Race vehicles are ...

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No Charges Filed In Fatal Shooting By Police Officer – Detroit News Watch

MOUNT CLEMENS (AP) — No charges are being filed in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man by a suburban Detroit police officer. The Macomb County sheriff’s office in Mount Clemens says Tuesday that its investigation into Kanwarbir Malhi’s Nov. 3 death was submitted to prosecutors who did not authorize charges. Shelby Township officers found Malhi in his mother’s car ...

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These programs are demonstrating that Michigan food is the ultimate Rx for good health

When Paula Martin lived and worked in Pittsburgh, she and her colleagues helped implement the Hunger Vital Signs screening tool to determine and individuals food insecurity.  She moved to Traverse City to be the Farms, Food and Health program consultant for Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, a nonprofit focused on improving daily life and building community health. But the registered dietician ...

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This DACAmented entrepreneur uses his immigrant experience to uplift minority businesses

Recently, an intimate family portrait made the rounds across several media outlets, from Eater Detroit to The Detroit News. In the photograph, Mamba Hamissi feeds his wife and business partner, Nadia Nijimbere, a bite of home-cooked Burundian food. Both smile radiantly, perched on the edge of a black leather couch in their Detroit home.  It’s representative of the warm and ...

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Michigan High School Girl’s Basketball Coach Charged With Sex Crimes – Detroit News Watch

NEW HAVEN (AP) — A southeastern Michigan high school girls’ basketball coach has been accused of sex crimes for engaging in what authorities say has been a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old player. Macomb County prosecutors charged 43-year-old Latwan Turner Monday with four counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of gross indecency. Turner, a coach at New Haven ...

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