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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Vintage ‘base ball’ takes root at old Tiger Stadium

July 14, 2014
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Vintage ‘base ball’ takes root at old Tiger Stadium

Yesterday at Corktown’s historic Navin Field, site of old Tiger Stadium, two teams of ladies vintage “base ball” players came together for a charity match to benefit Alternatives for Girls. Detroit River Belles captain Evette “Scrappy” Griffore touted the event as strong women playing base ball for a good cause. “Hopefully we can get...
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HopCat announces new Ann Arbor location

July 14, 2014
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HopCat announces new Ann Arbor location

HopCat, named the third best beer bar on the planet by BeerAdvocate.com, has announced it will open its fifth location in Ann Arbor in January 2015.  The bar will be found in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor and will feature 100 taps of craft beer paired with “food your mom would make if...
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Sea of rocks blanket I-75 in Detroit at I-94

July 14, 2014
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Sea of rocks blanket I-75 in Detroit at I-94

If you happened to be driving into Detroit earlier today, you may have noticed some rocks on I-75 — no, you must’ve noticed. There was a truck-load of them. Literally. A semi-truck apparently lost a load of rocks it was carrying, resulting in the above scene. Southbound I-75 was closed at I-94 around 10 a.m., but...
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Water, water, everywhere

July 14, 2014
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Water, water, everywhere

An MT reader sent us video of this fenced-in area spewing water nonstop. We honestly don’t know what it is, but it seems to be cool, clear, potable water. Water? Our informer writes, “It’s in a big box, thinkin’ water pump. Looks like Niagara Falls, though. The area all around it is flooded.” Just spitballing here,...
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New Belle Isle stars in new meme

July 14, 2014
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New Belle Isle stars in new meme

Remember the debate over Belle Isle last year? The idea of making Belle Isle a state park appealed to many who complained about the litter and riffraff at the park. Some of these people had even been to the island park in the last several years. But seriously, these folks objected to the noise...
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Hazel Park to host rare quarterhorse race tonight

July 11, 2014
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Hazel Park to host rare quarterhorse race tonight

Hazel Park Raceway, which recently underwent a major transformation from a harness track back to its thoroughbred roots, will host a rare quarterhorse race tonight. Tonight’s third race, slated to go off at 8:20 p.m., will the first quarterhorse race at Hazel Park since the 1960s. Quarterhorses (or “short-necks”) can run at speeds of...
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