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The Metro: Barbara McQuade offers SCOTUS reflections as annual session comes to a close

The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its term Monday with a slew of important decisions. The cases include a decision...

The Metro: Celebrating Detroit’s relationship with Windsor on Canada Day

July 1 marks Canada Day, and in honor of our northern neighbor's national holiday, we had a Canada-packed episode of...

The Metro: Curtain opens on Michigan Stage summer theater

No matter the form, storytelling can bring people together in one space to experience collective emotions. Happiness, sadness, fear, you...

The Metro: New upscale lounge The Vinyl Society has Parisian flair with Detroit history in mind

Do you want to pull out your best dress or favorite suit and go out for a night on the...

The Metro: Highlighting Michigan’s largest urban park

Michigan is known for its nature, although it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you...

Gun safety laws help to reduce gun violence, advocates say

Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer created a Gun Violence Prevention Task Force with the goal of decreasing gun-related incidents in...

The Metro: Impact Arts Conference, Obsidian Theatre Festival descend on Detroit this week

The fourth annual Obsidian Theatre Festival is taking place throughout downtown Detroit this weekend, alongside GhostLight Arts Initiative's inaugural Detroit...

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...