Daily Archives: June 4, 2019

The road to Level 5 autonomy is still a long way off

Automakers are waking up to the realities of autonomous vehicles. In 2016, Ford said that it’d be mass producing vehicles capable of driving without the need for a steering wheel, pedals or a human — Level 5 Autonomous — by 2021. At a recent meeting at the Detroit Economics Club, CEO Jim Hackett walked that back, saying that while the ...

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Residents weigh in on future of A.B. Ford Park, Lenox Community Center in Jefferson Chalmers

Jefferson Chalmers residents would like to see children’s activities, classes for the neighborhood’s large senior population, gardening programs, and nature studies at Alfred Brush Ford Park and Lenox Community Center. About a dozen neighborhood residents met at the park on May 28 with members of the city’s Parks & Recreation Department as well as landscape designers to give their initial ...

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Woman Apparently Kills Daughter, Self At Michigan Apartment – Detroit News Watch

BRIGHTON (AP) — Authorities say a woman apparently killed her 5-year-old daughter before killing herself at an apartment in southeastern Michigan. Police in Brighton say they went to the apartment around midday Monday for a welfare check after the woman’s former boyfriend reported they didn’t show up for a custody exchange. Officers went into the apartment and Deputy Chief Craig ...

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Meijer Gardens Opens New Attraction – Detroit News Watch

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan has opened a new attraction — on the roof. The Stuart and Barbara Padnos Rooftop Sculpture Garden is located atop the recently completed 22,000-square-foot Covenant Learning Center. (Credit: Experience Grand Rapids) The rooftop garden is part of the $115 million “Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy ...

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Storms and climate change force Metro communities to think differently about flooding

With recent historic floods in Iowa and Nebraska and the Great Lakes predicted to hit all-time highs this summer, there are plenty of reminders of the kinds of storms that are emerging as one of the major consequences of climate change in Southeast Michigan.   “With climate change, it’s certainly getting more unpredictable,” Anne Vaara Chief Deputy Water Commissioner for ...

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Mobile Devices Of Ex-Governor Snyder, Other Michigan Officials Seized In Flint Water Probe – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — Authorities investigating Flint’s water crisis have used search warrants to seize from storage the state-owned mobile devices of former Gov. Rick Snyder and 65 other current or former officials, The Associated Press has learned. The warrants were sought two weeks ago by the attorney general’s office and signed by a Flint judge, according to documents the AP ...

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Art park coming to Northwest Goldberg after nonprofit raises $7,500 in crowdfunding campaign

Nonprofit NW Goldberg Cares aims to transform a blighted lot at 16th and Marquette streets into an art park by this fall after recently raising more than $7,500 through a crowdfunding campaign, exceeding its goal of $5,100.   The money raised from the Patronicity campaign and a matching grant by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will enable the nonprofit to ...

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