Watch Now: Al Jazeera’s ‘Informants’

July 20, 2014
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Live on Al Jazeera English’s YouTube Channel, Informants explores the shifty world of undercover agents, FBI-concocted terror plots, and more–in, among other places, Toledo. Read our review here, or watch now:
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Navin Field (Old Tiger Stadium) gets a Little League Field

July 17, 2014
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Navin Field (Old Tiger Stadium) gets a Little League Field

  The folks of the Navin Field Grounds Crew work hard to keep the home of Old Tiger Stadium clean, manicured, and ready for baseball, visitors, and even a final resting place. Now, the all-volunteer crew is now installing a Little League field for the smaller baseball enthusiasts to play.
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Anna Clark comments on RDW-MT merger for CJR

July 17, 2014
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Anna Clark comments on RDW-MT merger for CJR

Detroit journo Anna Clark takes a look at the challenge of merging the cultures of the old Real Detroit with Metro Times in CJR today. Enjoy.
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ICYMI: How the Stroh family blew $9 billion

July 17, 2014
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ICYMI: How the Stroh family blew $9 billion

  The July 21st issue of Forbes features this interesting read on the Detroit-rooted Stroh family, and how the heirs to the beer empire blew everything, including their trust funds and collectibles. An excerpt: The Stroh family owned it all, a fortune that FORBES then calculated was worth at least $700 million. Just by matching...
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Final Motor Signal Reading of 2014 this Thursday

July 15, 2014
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Support the final Motor Signal reading of the year and hear Sean Kilpatrick and Deonte Osayande this Thursday at Signal-Return. The group promises an abundance of wine, and requests donations of any amount that will go to support both Signal-Return and Literary Detroit. Check out Deonte Osayande:
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U! S! A!

July 3, 2014
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U! S! A!

We share with you today the Declaration of Independence. It is worth a read, for all Detroiters and Americans to remember, and to understand why this nation was created. It lists the grievances of the people: what Great Britain and the King did to inspire them to imagine, fight for, and create a new country. You can...
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Woman who wants MT banned works to legalize marijuana

July 3, 2014
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A reader brought to our attention this afternoon that Andrea Lavigne, now famous in the metro Detroit area for trying to ban Metro Times from the Grosse Pointes, is the wife of attorney Tom Lavigne. And she works part-time with his law firm, Cannabis Counsel. MT readers might be familiar with Cannabis Counsel because we’ve...
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Apparently, the best place to fight human trafficking is at the Library Board

June 30, 2014
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of Grosse Pointe. The Free Press reports: The age-old debate over whether to limit sexually explicit expression took a new turn last week in Grosse Pointe Park when residents demanded that the Metro Times be banned in the city and in libraries serving the five Grosse Pointes. The residents’ concerns went beyond typical complaints...
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Is Metro Times so offensive it needs to be behind the counter?

June 29, 2014
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We’ve been informed our publication will no longer be available in the vestibules of Grosse Pointe public libraries–they are moving them behind the counter, where citizens will be required to ask the Librarian for an issue.  
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Curt Guyette on the Detroit Water Crisis

June 20, 2014
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Curt Guyette on the Detroit Water Crisis

  As the Detroit Water Crisis worsens, and the people appeal to the United Nations for help, former MT investigative journalist Curt Guyette is covering the issue for the ACLU-Michigan: “By denying water service to thousands, Detroit is violating the human right to water,” said Blue Planet Project Founder and Food & Water Watch...
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