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News From Around Detroit
- Here’s what police plan to do about surge in Detroit sexual assaultsby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit saw a surge in sexual assault cases during the pandemic, and police expect the number to continue to increase as they ask more survivors to come forward. Police are also allocating more resources to the Special Victims Units and improving outreach to the community, but some say more needs to be done.
- New Detroit City Council members outline their prioritiesby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit voters flipped the City Council in November, placing six new members on the nine-person council. Every member took an oath to serve the people of Detroit for the next four years, but what can Detroiters actually expect, based on the councilmembers’ actions so far?
- Detroit’s youth soccer league is back and bigger than everby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
The City of Detroit is looking for coaches and youth to join their spring soccer league. Registration for players began this week.
- Black, Brown women lead Detroit’s child care industry. They need investors.by Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis | Bridge Detroit)
Detroit’s child care industry is in crisis. There aren’t enough providers to meet the needs of Detroit families who could help ease the city’s labor shortage. But is help on the way?
- How do Detroiters REALLY feel about bike lanes?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman | Bridge Detroit)
When bike lanes were installed in Detroit, reviews were mixed. More than five years later, residents have a new set of concerns and critiques.
- U.S. puts troops on high alert as Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate
It's the most acute crisis between the West and Russia since the end of the Cold War, and both sides escalated their military deployments Monday. The United States is putting troops on higher alert, NATO says it will reinforce its eastern flank, and Russia is adding to its existing 100,000 troops on Ukraine's borders. Nick Schifrin reports.
- News Wrap: Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to proxy voting in the House
In our news wrap Monday, the United States Supreme Court rejected a Republican lawsuit against proxy voting in the House of Representatives, but agreed to hear challenges to affirmative action in college admissions for the first time since 2016. Federal prosecutors in Minneapolis charged that three former police officers violated George Floyd's civil rights in failing to stop his murder.
- Examining the U.S. response options to the Russia-Ukraine conflict
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is increasing its troop presence in Eastern Europe, and the United States announced Monday it was putting 8,500 troops on high alert to deploy to the region. Judy Woodruff discusses the details of the latest developments with two experts.