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Detroit To Resurface Nearly 100 Miles Of Roads – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – Nearly 100 miles of Detroit streets and major roads are expected to be resurfaced this year as part of the city’s road improvement program. (Credit: Alison Hancock/ Shutterstock.com) Work also will be done on five bridges and streetscape projects will be constructed in seven commercial corridors. Several projects already have started. This year, the City will spend ...

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Wolf’s Comeback In US Triggers Debate On Protection Levels – Detroit News Watch

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The gray wolf is on track for a remarkable comeback after being almost exterminated in the contiguous United States, but a Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states. (Credit: Rose Guinther/ Shutterstock.com) California says it opposes delisting the wolf, while Washington state ...

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Michigan Governor Signs Bill To Fund Recreation Projects – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation providing $26 million for land purchases and outdoor recreation projects. (Credit: Jacob Lund/ Shutterstock.com) The payments come from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, which consists of royalties for development of state-owned oil, natural gas and other minerals. The board that oversees the fund selected 64 projects from a ...

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“Beam Me Up, Scotty!” to “Dark Skies” Tourism Looks to the Stars – Detroit News Watch

Southfield (Detroit News Watch) – Who knew Dave Lorenz, CEO of Travel Michigan, was a Trekkie? He’s hardly alone as millions across the globe are unabashed devotees of “Star Trek” the endearing sci-fi series that debut over 50 years and spun off other TV shows and movies stemming from that first TV series featuring Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Lt. Uhura, ...

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Gov. Whitmer Open To Drivers Forgoing Unlimited Benefit – Detroit News Watch

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she was open to letting drivers forgo mandatory, unlimited medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums, but only if they were still required to buy some level of coverage. The Democrat’s position, which she announced after touring a rehabilitation facility for motorists and others with brain injuries, was ...

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2 Men Charged In String Of Carjackings, Robberies In Detroit – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Two Detroit men have been charged following a string of carjackings on the city’s west side. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 31-year-old Maruis Robinson and 28-year-old Kevin Edwards were arraigned Thursday on carjacking, armed robbery, receiving and concealing stolen property and gun charges. Between 8:40 a.m. and 10:04 a.m. Monday, two women and one man had ...

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