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House expands EAA

Only with the votes of two Detroit state representatives was the Michigan House of Representatives able to pass legislation March 20 expanding the statewide experimental district for failing students, the Educational Achievement Authority. The bill returns to the Senate for a concurrence vote. Fifteen Detroit Public Schools were taken in 2011 to form the district, which was created by an agreement between G ...

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Detroit Raw

It was live TV. The subject matter was the ubiquitous “stand your ground” laws that are used to justify the whacking of those who foolishly invade the space of the armed citizenry. Matter of fact “stand your ground,” coupled with “no duty to retreat,” is the new death penalty in states like Michigan that do not have the death penalty. ...

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Crime Summary

On March 13 at approximately 3 p.m. in the area of Rangoon and Alaska, officers were on patrol and observed a green Chevy occupied by three males turn without signaling. Officers performed a traffic stop and observed the suspects making suspicious movements, as if they were hiding something. Upon approach, officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers recovered a knotted sand ...

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Cash for artists with big ideas

Last year, the Knight Foundation awarded $2.1 million to 56 art projects the foundation believed would benefit the city of Detroit. Among them were awards for local dancer Haleem Rasul to make a documentary about the Detroit dance phenomenon “jit” and Omowale Entertainment to teach West African drumming and dancing classes. ...

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