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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Protests, arrests, and spin sessions mark shutoff battle

July 15, 2014
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Protests, arrests, and spin sessions mark shutoff battle

On Friday, July 11, protesters gathered in front of the Water Board headquarters on Randolph Street in downtown Detroit to protest water shutoffs — and a number of arrests made at their protest the day before. “Coleman Young warned us — they’re gonna come for the water!” activist Elena Herrada declared to a crowd...
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There is a Michigan gubernatorial race. There are polls.

July 15, 2014
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There is a Michigan gubernatorial race. There are polls.

Whether or not you buy stock in horserace political coverage, this was released today: a national poll conducted for NBC News has incumbent Republican Gob. Rick Snyder edging his Democratic Party challenger, former U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer, by two points. The margin of error is 3.3 percent. The problem with stories on newly-released polls, as...
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Detroit bankruptcy judge: DWSD water shutoffs causing ‘bad publicity’ for city

July 15, 2014
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Detroit bankruptcy judge: DWSD water shutoffs causing ‘bad publicity’ for city

The U.S. bankruptcy judge overseeing Detroit’s Chapter 9 case today called upon the city’s water department to enact a better plan to inform residents who face imminent shutoffs. Addressing Darryl Latimer, deputy director of the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, Judge Steven Rhodes said the water shutoffs, which began in March, have caused “a...
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How’s the women’s healthcare on your college campus? MT wants to know!

July 15, 2014
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The Metro Times is looking to interview students or graduates of Michigan colleges who have had experiences with women’s healthcare on their campus, either adverse or excellent. Health care can pertain to access to STD testing, pregnancy resources, reproductive care, and more. If you have a personal story to share, or know someone who might be...
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Zumiez Best Foot Forward national skateboarding finals will be held inside the Michigan Theatre Building

July 14, 2014
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Detroit may have lost X Games to Austin, but the team behind last year’s bid have announced today that they’re helping bring the finals for the Zumiez Best Foot Forward national skateboarding championships to the Motor City. The 37 winning regional amateur skateboarders from the Zumiez summer-long Best Foot Forward tour will compete at...
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