Detroit

Detroit Water Front
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Full-time school employees in Detroit will be able to pay half-price for Land Bank-owned homes up for auction.

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Officials say 84 leaders from churches in the Detroit suburb of Warren have signed up to attend a special police informational meeting designed to prevent shootings at houses of worship.

Detroit Water Front
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Technology giant Google is opening an office in a planned office, retail and residential development just north of downtown Detroit.

statue of priest
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

On Saturday, Nov. 18, as many as 60,000 people will come to Ford Field in Detroit to celebrate the life of Fr. Solanus Casey.  The priest who once lived in Detroit is taking a step towards sainthood.

 


Dr. Ray Boeman stands in front of IACMI's compression press.
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University is a core partner with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, in Detroit. They work to make automobiles lighter, and opened their doors just last month. WKAR’s Katie Cook went to get a look at the facility and find out more about the work they do.

The ACLU has asked a federal judge to release hundreds of Iraqis who are being detained by immigration authorities. Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta reports the Iraqis are fighting deportation orders.


Detroit Water Front
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR Public Media

Thousands of volunteers are preparing to join city workers in patrolling Detroit streets as part of the annual three-day Angels' Night anti-arson campaign.

Boil Water Advisory Issued in Detroit Area After Main Break

Oct 24, 2017

A water main break in suburban Detroit has prompted officials to issue a boil water advisory for about a dozen communities. 

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
Reginald Hardwick

An underwater commuter traffic tunnel between Detroit and the Canadian city of Windsor is closing for more than a week as part of a nearly $22 million renovation project.

Amazon Logo
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The Motor City's pitch for Amazon's second headquarters has been delivered.

Jamie Paisley

After 10 years as music director, Leonard Slatkin is in his final one with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. WKAR will be bringing you select live broadcasts throughout the year, part of a partnership with WRCJ in Detroit. But for this Friday’s 1st live broadcast of the season, WKAR’s Jamie Paisley went to Orchestra Hall to speak with the Maestro.


Sakthi Automotive
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A ceremonial groundbreaking has been held for a $7 million manufacturing and distribution facility expansion in southwest Detroit.

Detroit skyline
haljackey / flickr creative commons

Michigan State Police statistics show that the area surrounding metropolitan Detroit has some of the lowest per capita legal handgun ownership in the state.

Detroit skyline
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Detroit plans to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day starting next year instead of Columbus Day.

houses and street
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Detroit's high eviction rate is uprooting thousands, destabilizing neighborhoods and schools, and threatening the health and safety of residents.

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