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.
- News Wrap: Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection to children under 5
In our news wrap Monday, Pfizer says three small doses of its COVID-19 vaccine offers strong protection to children under 5, the U.S. surgeon general warned of burnout and staffing shortages among health care workers, the first Russian soldier to be tried for war crimes during the conflict in Ukraine was sentenced to life in prison, and the number of refugees globally crossed the 100-million mark.
- Biden vows to intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan
President Biden's statement that the U.S. would defend Taiwan from an attack from China triggered a sharp response from Beijing. It also raises questions about whether this is changing U.S. policy and making a new commitment to Taiwan. Ivan Kanapathy, director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia on the National Security Council staff during the Trump administration, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss.
- 2022 Arkansas Primary Election Results
Arkansas' election results and maps for the 2022 midterm primary elections