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.
- Madison Cawthorn concedes in North Carolina Republican primary
Cawthorn faced negative publicity for speeding and gun violations, as well as for calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a "thug." And his initial decision to run for reelection elsewhere -- only to switch back -- didn't sit well with many locals.
- Trump pick Doug Mastriano wins Pennsylvania GOP primary
Doug Mastriano has won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor, overcoming an eleventh-hour push by the state's GOP political establishment to consolidate support around an alternative in the crowded primary.
- Craig Greenberg wins Democratic nod for Louisville mayor soon after surviving shooting attempt
Craig Greenberg has won the Democratic primary for mayor of Louisville, months after surviving a shooting attempt at a campaign office.