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The Metro: New Outlier Media survey offers insights on turnout, priorities for Detroit voters

Outlier Media has commissioned the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) — a project of the University of Michigan —...

The Metro: Thousands without power in metro Detroit amid extreme heat, severe storms

Roughly 40,000 households in metro Detroit are without power after strong storms moved through the region on Wednesday and Thursday.DTE...

The Metro: This Juneteenth, celebrating Black liberation and wealth generation through homeownership

Local nonprofit Detroit Future City hosted a panel discussion and Juneteenth celebration on Tuesday to commemorate Black liberation and wealth...

The Metro: Trump rallies for Black voters’ support in Detroit

This past weekend, former President Donald Trump made a stop in Detroit for a small engagement with Black voters.  Four...

The Metro: Rochester Hills mayor shares mental health resources for splash pad shooting victims

  As the metro Detroit area continues to cope after Saturday's mass shooting at a Rochester Hills splash pad, Mayor...

The Metro: WDET dads discuss what fatherhood means to them

We live in a time of shrinking families. Less people are having children, and for those who are having kids,...

The Metro: Wayne County Executive Warren Evans wants to end SMART bus opt-outs

Among the tri-county area in metro Detroit, Wayne County is the only one that allows its communities to opt out...

The Metro: Ukraine’s Cultural Forces makes Detroit stop on tour

It’s been over two years since Russia’s invasion of the Ukrainian mainland on Feb. 24, 2022. The war has not...

The Metro: New Bridge Housing Campus addresses homelessness in Detroit

What causes someone to be homeless? Is it mental health issues? What about lack of job opportunities? Maybe it’s not...

The Metro: Thousands converge on a ‘sparkling’ Michigan Central Station for grand reopening

More than 20,000 people gathered in Roosevelt Park on Thursday for a star-studded concert celebrating the grand reopening of Detroit's...

The Metro: The transformation of Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station

While lots of talk is surrounding Michigan Central Station's grand reopening concert on Thursday, there are many who are much...

The Metro: New terminal, amenities coming to Detroit’s city airport

Coleman A. Young International Airport is getting a facelift after nearly 50 years without major renovations.  Last year, the city...