One Detroit’s Christy McDonald talks with CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber Sandy Baruah about the importance of Michigan’s leaders coming back together at the Mackinac Policy Conference after two years, the safety measures that have been put into place, and what the focus of the conference will be.
April 3, 2020
News From Around Detroit
- Biography explores lesser-known side of MLKby Orlando Bailey and Christine Ferretti (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life, delves into never-before-seen papers, archives and Martin Luther King’s humanity.
- Distributor strike limits food options for Detroit studentsby Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Truck drivers at US Foods, the main food distribution company for the Detroit Public Schools Community District, have been on strike this week.
- Whitmer: Don’t judge population growth report until you read itby Orlando Bailey and Micah Walker (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit sat down with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist to discuss next steps regarding growing the state’s population, reparative policy regarding the resurfacing of I-375, the proposed land value tax, and more.
- Eddystone an affordable housing win for ‘vastly incomplete’ District Detroitby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The highly-criticized Eddystone development offers 19 affordable apartments as the behemoth of Ilitch-holdings in District Detroit maintains a financial hold over the community.
- Two members of reparations task force resign within first yearby Malachi Barrett and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
There are three vacancies on Detroit’s first reparations committee after one member died and two others resigned.
- Hunter Biden's lawyers suggest his case is tainted by claims of former FBI informant charged with lying
The gun and tax charges against Hunter Biden are separate from the claims made by informant Alexander Smirnov, who has been charged with making up a bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden, his son and a Ukrainian energy company.
- First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing
The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman by shooting her three times in the head.
- Former Honduran president accused of running his country as a 'narco-state' stands trial in New York City
Federal prosecutors say that for years Hernández received millions of dollars from cartels in exchange for allowing hundreds of thousands of kilos of cocaine destined for the U.S. to pass through his country.