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Meet the candidates running long shot campaigns against Detroit’s Mayor Mike Duggan in 2021

Detroit’s primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 3, but you might not know it. In the mayor’s race, it hardly seems like the mighty Mayor Mike Duggan is even campaigning. But he doesn’t have to — he’s expected to handily win re-election for his third term. In fact, his campaign did not respond to numerous requests to answer a brief questionnaire that Metro Times sent to all the candidates in the Mayoral, City Clerk, and City Council races. While many inside and outside of Detroit credit Duggan for Detroit’s “turnaround” from “Murder City” to “Comeback City” over the past eight years or so, with the development downtown and the construction of Michigan’s tallest skyscraper at the former Hudson’s site serving as a visual representation, his critics say that the turnaround has not reached Detroiters living in the city’s other neighborhoods. Here’s what they told us.
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Detroit, MIDetroit News

Detroit greenway named after 'visionary' former mayor Dennis Archer

Detroit’s newest greenway is being named after the former mayor who first envisioned the riverwalk that residents will now be connected with. Dennis Archer joined Wednesday with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to celebrate the dedication of the 1.2-mile parkway now called “Mayor Dennis W. Archer Greenway." Duggan proposed the naming earlier this month and it was approved by Detroit's City Council on Tuesday.
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The Underrated Natural Wonder Every Detroiter Should See At Least Once

Nature is undoubtedly healing for the body and soul, whether you’re enjoying a brief walk along the shores of the Detroit River or spending an entire day at the beach. Our region boasts plenty of natural splendor alongside its man-made beauty, including one underrated wonder that might not have captured your attention during previous outings. […] The post The Underrated Natural Wonder Every Detroiter Should See At Least Once appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Here are the candidates running in Detroit’s highly competitive City Council race

Nearly half of Detroit City Council's members are not running for reelection, including President Brenda Jones, André Spivey, Raquel Castañeda-López, and Gabe Leland, who resigned after pleading guilty of accepting a cash bribe, creating a competitive race with more than 40 candidates. Candidates who did not respond to Metro Times' questionnaire include at-large candidate Nicole Small; District 1 incumbent James Tate and Darryl Brown, District 4's Latisha Johnson, Daivon Reeder, and Virgil Smith; and District 7's William Davis, Regina Ross, and JoAnna Underwood. Here are the ones who took the time to tell us — all of us — what they hope to accomplish on the City Council.
Detroit, MIDetroit Free Press

Anthony Adams aims to fight for neighborhoods, small businesses and lower crime in Detroit

Stabilizing residents in their homes would be one of the first actions Anthony Adams takes as the potential future mayor of Detroit. Adams served as deputy mayor to former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and as executive assistant to former Mayor Coleman A. Young. Originally from Cincinnati, Adams lived on Detroit's east side for several years, also serving various roles within the Detroit Public Schools and Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
Detroit, MIDetroit News

Detroit courthouse opening its doors for staff COVID vaccinations

The 36th District courthouse in Detroit is opening its doors to court staff and their family members for COVID vaccinations, the court's chief judge announced Tuesday. The court is partnering with the Detroit Health Department to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and educational materials Friday. We're offering a great deal on all-access...
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Three Detroiters Vie to Unseat Janice Winfrey for Detroit City Clerk

All four candidates may have different approaches to the job, but they agree on one thing — they’re concerned about GOP efforts to change voting laws. 
. Detroit’s primary is coming up on Aug. 3. That election and every one that follows is run by the City Clerk, whose position is also up for a vote this year.
Detroit, MIDearborn Press & Guide

Detroit Cycling Championship set for Aug. 21

The Detroit Cycling Championship will return to the streets of downtown Detroit for its fourth year on Saturday, Aug. 21. The USA Cycling-sanctioned event, which is presented by the Detroit Athletic Club Foundation, will feature pro-am racing along with a variety of other activities for all ages and abilities. “We...
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Confirmed tornado touched down in White Lake Saturday

At least one confirmed tornado touched down in the Detroit area Saturday and more may be identified. According to the National Weather Service, a F-1 tornado with estimated peak winds of 100 mph touched down Saturday evening in White Lake, Mich. This tornado caused one injury, said the service. Listen...
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Greektown Casino-Hotel Matches Reopened Downtown Detroit’s Energy

Even in COVID-19 recovery mode, Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit is already recapturing the lively feel of the surrounding Greektown Historic District for which the facility is named. Perhaps one of the most important facets as an entertainment venue is to go one of two ways with your general vibe....