Michigan’s redistricting commission has approved new legislative and congressional district maps. But that’s just the beginning of a new chapter of court battles and political maneuvering. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Slate’s Cheyna Roth and WDET’s Jake Neher talk about what happens next. Subscribe to MichMash on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, NPR One or wherever you get your podcasts. It..
There was big news from NASA recently with the launch of a new telescope that could reveal some of the most fundamental information about the origins of our universe. "We'll actually be able to see the signature, for instance, of water vapor around planets around other stars and potentially see the signatures of life on..
There was a lot of anticipation for the Biden presidency. For those tired of the Trump presidency, Biden offered a reprieve and the promise of a more stable democracy. The Biden administration has gotten some things done. It passed the American Rescue Plan, a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, put 100 million shots in 50 million arms..
For many of us, the last couple of years may have felt like a constant roller coaster. From wave after wave of COVID surges to an incredibly tense political climate in the United States, it's been, well, a lot. Perhaps you're searching for some insight into what this year may bring for you and the world. Astrologer Dayna Lynn Nuckolls..
DETROIT (AP) — A teenager charged with killing four students at their Michigan high school waived a key hearing Friday, moving his case straight to a trial court, while a judge rejected a request by his parents to reduce their $500,000 bail and get them out of jail. Prosecutors vigorously opposed a lower bond for James and..
Members of the trans community are disproportionately impacted by violence -- and some of the hostility has been state-sanctioned. Governmental entities have outed trans individuals by refusing to acknowledge their gender or chosen name. That trickles down into other areas of their life -- like getting health insurance. Late last year, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced..
The Wayne Health Mobile Health Unit continues to partner with local organizations and businesses to offer on-site medical attention to people who need health care. Phillip Levy is the Chief Innovation Officer for Wayne Health. He says since hitting the streets in 2020, outreach has expanded across the state. They have worked with over 250 different..
Even before the insurrection at the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021 was set to be different. Rep. Dan Kildee entered the day set to defend Michigan’s Electoral College votes from a Republican challenge. The GOP goal was to deny Joe Biden the required votes needed for the presidency and keep Donald Trump in the nation’s highest office. Kildee,..
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer points to staffing problems as one major reason why the state has not begun to organize and build large field hospitals to help relieve the burden on Michigan's overloaded health care systems. "Every one of us is at risk if our hospital systems are at breaking points, like we know Beaumont is at the..
Detroit’s rise in violent crime during the pandemic tapered off in some ways by the end of last year, according to the Detroit Police Department. But while homicides and non-fatal shooting are lower than they were in 2020, larceny, aggravated assault and sexual assault are up. DPD reported 309 homicides, 795 instances of rape, 1,529 robberies and 12,125 aggravated assaults, including 1,065 non-fatal shootings. All..