Next Tuesday, Detroiters will decide the mayoral and city council races. They’ll also get to approve or reject 3 ballot proposals that involve decriminalizing psychedelics, the creation of a reparations committee, and having more citizen input on how the city’s budget gets spent. One Detroit contributors Stephen Henderson from American Black Journal and Nolan Finley from The Detroit News weigh in.
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News From Around Detroit
- Building Black wealth and opportunity with intentionby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his seminal ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.
- Working for a better Detroitby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit contributor Olivia Lewis reflects on our transition to in-person engagement, policing, inclusive development and the will of Detroit’s voters.
- A point of gratitudeby Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit’s Orlando Bailey reflects on our newsroom engagement in 2022 and plans to build continued community connection next year.
- Detroit’s 2022 topics: Tax justice, land use and gun violenceby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit contributor Bryce Huffman weighs in on some of his most memorable coverage of the year, and shares plans for his future.
- Replacement paratransit vendor unlikely before 2023 service cutsby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Some council members would convene a December session to vote on a new contract, but Mike Duggan’s administration said the bidding process will have to reopen next year.
- 15 Native American tribes to receive $580 million in federal money for water rights settlement
The Biden administration on Thursday said 15 Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million this year to fund settlements that ensure access to water that's legally theirs.
- News Wrap: At least 10 dead after winter storm sweeps across the South
In our news wrap Thursday, the South is finally expecting relief after an ice storm that's disrupted travel and claimed at least 10 lives this week, House Republicans voted to oust Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Pentagon said it's tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon over the continental U.S.
- U.S. boosts military presence in Philippines to counteract China's increasing aggression
The United States and the Philippines reached an agreement allowing American military forces to operate in four new locations across the nation. The move is aimed at confronting China and its focus on Taiwan, which is only a few hundred miles from one of the new locations where U.S forces will likely operate. Zachary Cooper of the American Enterprise Institute joined Geoff Bennett to discuss.