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Detroit City Council candidate calls for ethics overhaul

Mackinac Island — A former journalist running for a seat on Detroit City Council is calling for an overhaul of the city's ethics board and more stringent financial disclosure rules for the legislative body. M.L. Elrick, who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing public corruption, announced his run to represent...
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Detroit Free Press

Detroit City Council approves James White as police chief

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved the permanent appointment of James White as the city's police chief. The move follows Mayor Mike Duggan's selection of White to serve as interim chief after Chief James Craig left the department on June 1. Craig is now seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2022.

Mike Duggan speaks about upcoming November election

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan remains adamant he will not debate his challenger ahead of the November election. Anthony Adams has been critical of Duggan when it comes to city infrastructure, a rise in violent crime and a drop in affordable housing. Speaking on WDET’s Detroit Today, Duggan said he will...
Pride Source

Venue Switch for Two Motorball Weekend Events

High demand for tickets has caused Geared 4 Life, the organizers of Motorball Detroit Weekend 2021, to change venues for two of their events. John Joanette, one of the weekend organizers, tells Pride Source this is “a good problem to have.”. Both Friday night’s GEAR Party/Thots and Prayers and Sunday’s...

Mackinac Policy Conference 2021: Duggan Talks Refusal to Debate in November Election, Detroit City Council Troubles

Mayor Mike Duggan says his administration has greatly improved the city over the past eight years despite current corruption investigation. The Detroit mayoral election is six weeks away, just as the Detroit City Council faces an FBI investigation on suspicion of corruption and bribery. Mayor Mike Duggan says he is not concerned about the corruption probe’s findings, nor is he concerned about debating with his fellow mayoral candidates.

Residents, community leaders call for evacuations in Detroit neighborhood after ground shift significantly damages area

DETROIT – A group of residents and community leaders called for evacuations in a southwest Detroit neighborhood Friday as crews continue to investigate what caused an unexplained ground shift that a week prior. Residents said they’re concerned about smells coming from the site and other potential health hazards. State officials...
Crain's Detroit Business

Shifting ground in southwest Detroit prompts DTE to shut down gas main

A community group is asking Detroit to evacuate nearby residents, as DTE Energy Co. shut down a high-pressure gas main in southwest Detroit due to ground continuing to shift beneath the pavement. DTE closed the 24-inch natural gas pipeline Wednesday night "to avert a potential public safety issue and to...