AAPI Coverage from Across Southeast Michigan
As the United States continues its battle against COVID-19 pandemic, it is also battling other social pandemics including a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. The nonprofit organization Stop AAPI Hate has reported over 10,000 hate incidents over the past year. One Detroit has been covering the responses and stories of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Southeast Michigan. You can find more of our local coverage below as well as links to our joint storytelling project, AAPI Story Series, with WDET.
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News From Around Detroit
- Asphalt plant still can’t be built in Detroit because of pollution worriesby Jena Brooker and Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Grandmont-Rosedale residents came together to oppose an asphalt plant in their residential community – again.
- Detroit cops to deploy more cameras to ID vehiclesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The technology will enable crime center analysts to search by geographic area and by the make, model and body style of vehicles as well as the presence of racks or bumper stickers and vehicle history.
- Higher definition cameras could curb freeway shootings, Detroit chief saysby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
White said if the department gets access to higher quality freeway cameras, they would only be used to fight part one violent crimes, which includes fatal and non-fatal shootings.
- City Council wants driver bonuses, low-income fare for DDOT ridersby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
DDOT has held public input sessions in recent weeks to discuss how it should spend $51 million in federal rescue dollars.
- Detroit Parks and Rec is staffing up for summerby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The City of Detroit’s Parks and Recreation department is hoping to hire Detroiters as lifeguards, play leaders and more for summer jobs in their neighborhoods.
- In Buffalo, Biden condemns 'poison' of white supremacy
President Biden offered both consolations and a call to reject racism, extremism and white supremacy Tuesday during a visit to Buffalo. The president delivered his remarks less than 72 hours after a white supremacist allegedly shot 13 people, killing 10, in an attack on African Americans in the city. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Buffalo.
- News Wrap: FDA approves Pfizer's COVID-19 booster for children age 5 to 11
In our news wrap Tuesday, the FDA authorized Pfizer's low-dose COVID booster for kids 5 to 11 years old, China restricted more Beijing residents to their homes to help control a small outbreak, U.S highway deaths shot up last year after a lull during the pandemic, and Congress held its first hearing in half a century on unidentified aerial phenomena.
- Observers eye Trump endorsements in key primary races
Voters cast ballots today for primary races in key states across the country, and observers are keeping a close eye on how endorsements by former President Trump may help or harm candidates in these hotly contested races. NewsHour's political correspondent Lisa Desjardins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.