Alex McLenon is a Reporter with 101.9 WDET.

Public Comment Period for US Ecology Expansion Nears Close

Alex McLenon The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is weighing a request from US Ecology to renovate its hazardous waste...

L. Brooks Patterson Diagnosed with Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer

Alex McLenon Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  The career public servant was in good...

The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919 [AUDIO, TRANSCRIPT]

WDET recently aired a story about the Michigan Polar Bears — a group of soldiers who trained in Battle Creek and...

All Along the Lodge Playfield

Alex McLenon In the shadow of a recently opened automotive factory on Detroit's east side sits a 12 acre slice of...

How the Government Shutdown Leaves the Great Lakes in Limbo

Pat Batcheller As politicians on Capitol Hill continue their staring contest, federal entities such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Government Shutdown Draws the Ire of Activists in Southwest Detroit

Jake Neher/WDET A group of activists rallied to oppose the on-going partial shutdown of the federal government Tuesday — staging...

Tale of the Michigan Polar Bears

Alex McLenon Standing at a cemetery in Troy, Michigan is a polar bear carved from a solid chunk of white...

Former Pharmacy School Bows-Out for New Housing Development

Alex McLenon Efforts are now underway to tear down Shapero Hall — the former home of Wayne State University's pharmacy program. ...

[VIDEO] Voter Guide: Understanding Michigan’s Proposal 2

Once every decade, the boundaries of Michigan's 14 Congressional districts are redrawn — a process known as redistricting.  This is done...

The Occasional Race for Charter Revision Commission [VIDEO]

  Perhaps the most mysterious section on Detroit's November ballot is the one entitled "Charter Revision Commission" — a nine member...

Detroit Public Schools Unveils Plan to Clean Up Drinking Water

Alex McLenon A long-term plan to clean up the drinking water at Detroit's public schools is now in place.  This...

Global Auto Supplier Opens its Doors on Detroit’s East Side

Alex McLenon Officials gathered on Monday to celebrate the latest automotive facility to open its doors in Detroit.  The building...