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
- Electric buses start rolling in Detroitby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The four buses are expected to be used on DDOT routes throughout the city and won’t result in higher fares for riders.
- Lawsuit could revoke measures to create equity in recreational pot marketby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s recreational marijuana ordinance was shaped to carve out ownership in the pot market for Black and Brown residents but a new lawsuit could unravel that effort.
- Detroiters say housing, public transit options in short supply at first BridgeDetroit town hallby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BridgeDetroit and Detroit is Different held the first of eight community town halls to gather input from residents about the issues they face in northwest Detroit. The information will be used to shape reporting.
- 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.
- What we know about deadly mass shooting at Texas elementary school
A gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in south Texas Tuesday. Gov. Abbott says the 18-year-old shooter was killed by police. The mass shooting took place in the city of Uvalde about 85 miles west of San Antonio. Tony Plohetski, an investigative reporter for the Austin American-Statesman who is covering the shooting, joins William Brangham with more.
- News Wrap: Biden wraps up his trip to Asia with warnings on Russian aggression
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Biden met with leaders of Japan, India and Australia and warned of a "dark hour" in history in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the WHO voiced confidence that a monkeypox outbreak is controllable, U.S. births were up 1 percent last year to nearly 3.7 million, and a Russian court rejected Alexei Navalny's appeal of his prison sentence for fraud.
- Voters in five states cast their ballots in crucial primary elections
Voters in five states on Tuesday head to the poll to pick party nominees for the midterm election, presenting what may be the biggest test yet for President Trump's influence in the Republican Party. All eyes have turned to Georgia. NewsHour's Nicole Ellis joins William Brangham to walk us through what's unfolding.