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International Conference To Highlight Detroit Design Projects – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s beautification efforts and the city’s experiences with other urban design projects are expected to be part of a June international conference in Italy. Design Core Detroit says a delegation will discuss the nonprofit’s report on inclusive design in Fabriano, Italy, during the annual meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Creative Cities Network. ...

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Community Concert Series Returns – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says it plans to resume its community concert series next month. The ensemble’s William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series returns over two weekends in May with concerts in Southfield, Clinton Township, Beverly Hills, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Plymouth and Grosse Pointe. The series is named after Davidson, the former Detroit Pistons owner and a ...

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Plans Cancelled For Wind Farm In Michigan’s UP – Detroit News Watch

L’ANSE TOWNSHIP (AP) — A company says it’s not moving forward on plans for a wind farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula due to factors including delays in the planning process. Renewable Energy Systems recently announced that it’s decided to stop development of the Summit Lake Wind Farm project in Baraga County’s L’Anse Township. A release from the company says the ...

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New Website Aimed At Preserving Detroit’s Civil Rights History – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — An activist and a researcher are launching a website aimed at preserving the stories of Detroit’s civil rights movement. The online historical and educational resource is called Rise Up Detroit. It represents the efforts of Junius Williams, founder of Rise Up North, and Peter Blackmer, a project researcher and research fellow at Wayne State University’s Detroit Equity ...

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Michigan Governor Open To Allowing Great Lakes Oil Tunnel – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she’s open to allowing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite ordering state officials not to act on a tunnel plan developed by her predecessor. Whitmer told reporters Wednesday in Lansing her goal remains getting Enbridge’s Line 5 out of the Straits of ...

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Investigators Seize Records From Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) State police with a search warrant have removed boxes from the Macomb County prosecutor’s office as part of an investigation of how money from forfeited assets was spent. Lt. Darren Green says the search Wednesday is related to an investigation requested by Attorney General Dana Nessel. Several county officials, including Executive Mark Hackel, have raised questions about ...

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