One Detroit’s Nolan Finley and Hassan Khalifeh of the Arab American News, a Detroit Journalism Cooperative partner with Detroit Public Television, took a stroll down Vernor Highway in South Dearborn last week and stopped by to visit a couple of shop owners on that commercial strip to find out what’s going on. While some are living the American Dream, others worry our immigration policy could put a crimp on local business.
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News From Around Detroit
- Prosecutor won’t charge Detroit officers in Porter Burks’ shooting deathby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy rules Detroit officers acted in self-defense in the 20-year-old Detroit resident’s Oct. 2 shooting death.
- Transit for Detroiters with disabilities at risk after contract rejectedby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit needs to find a new vendor to deliver 70% of its transit services for disabled residents after the City Council votes down a controversial five-year contract.
- Citizen complaint backlog against Detroit police could drag into 2023by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The Office of the Chief Investigator is adding eight investigators, but can’t project when the case backlog will be cleared since the interim department chief might be out next month.
- Some bus riders left cold and confused by temporary State Fair transit hubby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s makeshift hub is getting more shelters and is expected to be in place for about 18 months as the city constructs a new transit center at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds.
- Detroit families wait-listed for ‘maxed out’ after school programby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Get On And Learn, or GOAL, wants to keep Detroit kids in the city for school and alleviate concerns about a lack of after care, transportation and programming.
- French baguette added to U.N. 'intangible cultural heritage' list
UNESCO experts gathering in Morocco this week decided that the staple bread flute deserved U.N. recognition after France's culture ministry warned of a "continuous decline" in the number of traditional bakeries, and the closures of 400 bakeries a year over the past half-century.
- Visitors treated to a 'spectacular' show during first Mauna Loa eruption in nearly 4 decades
Visitors to the 24-hour park are currently able to witness both the lava flowing from a fissure on Mauna Loa and the glow from the lava lake at nearby Kilauea volcano.
- Here's the science behind Mauna Loa's ongoing volcanic eruption
A scientist who led one of the first projects to map the Hawaiian Islands' deep volcanic plumbing explains what's going on under the surface.