Michigan State Police leaders are promising improvements after a study found a disproportionately high number of Black drivers are stopped by troopers. The study by the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice also found Black drivers were more likely to be searched and more likely to be arrested. The data comes from information on..
Slavery is an integral part of the American story, and while slavery does not exist today, its history has shaped American institutions, government structures – even its culture, religions and music. On Monday, a new article by The Washington Post uncovered a disturbing fact that further elucidates this idea: That more than 1,700 congressmen once enslaved..
Looking to beef up your vocabulary? Wayne State University's Word Warriors can help. The school has published its 13th annual list of useful but not commonly-used words that deserve to be revisited and revived. Our goal is to see if we can bring some of those words back." -- Chris Williams, Wayne State University Chris..
Wayne State University will be one of many local institutions celebrating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy as we approach MLK Day. This year, the theme of Wayne State’s celebration is “Looking Back to Look Ahead,” which the university says “will reflect on Dr. King’s teachings and how we live them today..
The City of Detroit switched to a new parking app the last week of December. The old ParkDetroit app only allowed drivers to pay for metered parking spaces. The new app allows users to pay for parking in both the city’s spaces and some private parking garages and lots. It also lets drivers search parking..
The North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards have announced their 2022 winners. The Honda Civic has been named car of the year at the 2022 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. It marks the fourth time in the last five years that a foreign automaker has received the honor...
Fueled by the omicron variant, infections during Michigan’s sustained fourth wave of COVID-19 continue to rise. Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Hertel says they’re expecting the number of new infections to drop quickly after a sharp peak. We're heading toward what will likely be a very sharp crest in this wave..
Two years after the novel coronavirus started spreading around the world, we are now in the midst of one of the most confusing and troubling points of the COVID-19 pandemic. The omicron variant is a viral tidal wave that is infecting more than half-a-million Americans per day. Optimistically, most people are getting relatively mild symptoms..
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan hospitals reported a record number of COVID-19 patients Monday, surpassing the peak from nearly a month ago before the state’s daily already-high infection counts surged to new heights due to the more contagious omicron variant. Roughly 4,900 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the virus, including 4,580..
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s fourth State of the State address will take place Jan. 26. This is the second year in a row she will deliver the speech remotely due to COVID-19. The announcement was made via a joint statement issued by Whitmer and House Speaker Jason Wentworth: “The State of the State address is a tradition..