Rejected Michigan license plates from 2022 and earlier [NSFW]

Metro Times submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Michigan Department of State for all rejected custom license plates in…

By Metro Times Staff

Rejected Michigan license plates from 2022 and earlier [NSFW]
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Birds spotted by Detroit Audubon photographer Evan Deutsch on Belle Isle

Looking for a new winter hobby? Try birdwatching. We learned that birding is not just limited to springtime on a recent trip…

By Randiah Camille Green

American Crow.
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Michigan’s Gov. Whitmer sworn in for second term following Democrats’ historic victory [PHOTOS]

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II took the oath of office for their second terms on Sunday. It’s the…

By Joe Maroon

Michigan’s Gov. Whitmer sworn in for second term following Democrats’ historic victory [PHOTOS]
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The 2022 Dooby Awards: Recognizing Michigan’s most dubious newsmakers

Another year on the books, which means it’s time for one of our favorite traditions. No, we’re not talking about drinking Champagne…

By Metro Times Staff

The Duggan administration’s contract with Transdev

Detroit City Council was placed with an impossible decision — renew a contract with Transdev, the city’s subpar paratransit service, or leave the city’s disabled residents without free transportation. Many members of the disability community were against a renewed contract with Transdev, leading to council to reject it before a new operator could be secured. Mayor Mike Duggan initially said the city would have no choice but to reduce paratransit service by 70% in 2023, until the Federal Transit Administration said Detroit was violating federal law by failing to fully fund rides for disabled residents. To avoid federal oversight, Duggan then used his emergency powers to set up temporary paratransit services through four different companies while the city seeks bids for a permanent provider. He also lambasted the council, calling them “dysfunctional,” but many blind Detroiters were glad for Transdev to get the boot, and told horror stories of dealing with its chronically late drivers who frequently dropped them off at the wrong locations. (The U.S. Dept. of Justice is investigating possible civil rights violations.) The council actually listened to residents for a change, but it left Detroit in a terribly awkward position. —Randiah Camille Green
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Meijer stores are pure chaos as Michigan braces for snowstorm [PHOTOS]

There are only a few days left before Christmas, and while most of America is preparing itself for holiday festivities, Michigan is…

By Alex Washington

Meijer stores are pure chaos as Michigan braces for snowstorm [PHOTOS]
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Project Censored’s top 10 stories of 2022 show just one pattern dominating all others this year

Since its founding in 1976, Project Censored has been focused on stories — like Watergate before the 1972 election — that aren’t…

By Paul Rosenberg

Project Censored’s top 10 stories of 2022 show just one pattern dominating all others this year
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20 things Detroit deserves: Our ideas for gifts for the Motor City

When it comes time for gift-giving, sometimes it helps to think of things the recipient actually needs. This holiday season, we got…

By Metro Times Staff

20 things Detroit deserves: Our ideas for gifts for the Motor City
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Powerful Lake Erie wave photos show the wilder side of our Great Lake

Metro Detroiters might think the waves on Lake Erie small and relatively unnoteworthy. On windy days, choppy waters draw the occasional surfer…

By Vince Grzegorek

“It was during an intense wind storm in the fall of 2014 that I first witnessed the powerful waves Lake Erie can generate. Lake Erie is the shallowest and the warmest of the five Great Lakes. And the waves I capture on this lake are generally two-fold. There are the main lake waves, which are generated from strong winds that whip up the water, and there are secondary waves that are created when these waves crash into barriers near the shoreline.”
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Detroit celebrates the 96th America’s Thanksgiving Parade [PHOTOS]

Started in 1924 by the J. L. Hudson Company department store, America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit is one of the longest-running Thanksgiving…

By Kane Bergstrom

Detroit celebrates the 96th America’s Thanksgiving Parade [PHOTOS]
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Love Island Detroit: A photo essay of young love on Detroit’s Belle Isle

Early on in my relationship, I sent my boyfriend a song, “Belle Isle,” by Anna Burch. It’s a song drenched in summer…

By Amy Sacka

Love island Detroit: A photo essay of young love on Detroit’s Belle Isle
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Photos from the ‘Squad’ rally in Detroit

Members of the "Squad" — U.S. Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Detroit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, Ayanna Pressley of Boston, and…

By Marc Klockow

Photos from the ‘Squad’ rally in Detroit
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Everyone we saw supporting abortion rights at the Downriver Rally for Bodily Autonomy in Wyandotte

On Thursday, an estimated 1,800 people gathered at Wyandotte's Bishop Park for the Downriver Rally for Bodily Autonomy to protest in support…

By Joe Maroon

Everyone we saw rallying at the Downriver Rally for Bodily Autonomy in Wyandotte
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Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday

The Michigan Coalition for Reproductive Liberation held an emergency rally on Friday evening following a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by the…

By Marc Klockow

Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday
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Everything we saw at the 2022 Juneteenth Family Reunion in Southfield

On June 19, people across the country celebrated Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. That included the 4th annual Juneteenth…

By Marc Klockow, Tyrell Boydston

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Metro Detroiters march for Palestine on 74th anniversary of Nakba

In Dearborn, metro Detroiters gathered on Sunday to commemorate the Nakba, also known as the Palestinian Catastrophe, or the creation of Israel…

By Marc Klockow

Metro Detroiters march for Palestine on 74th anniversary of Nakba
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Everyone we saw marching for reproductive rights in Detroit on Saturday

Detroiters took to the streets to march in support of abortion rights on Saturday, May 7, following the leak of a draft…

By Marc Klockow

Everyone we saw marching for reproductive rights in Detroit on Saturday
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Detroiters march for abortion rights following news that ‘Roe v. Wade’ could soon be overturned

Detroiters took to the streets to march in support of abortion rights on Tuesday, May 3, following the leak of a draft…

By Marc Klockow

Detroiters march for abortion rights
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30 essential Detroit area brunches you should have tried by now

Nothing says spring has sprung quite like brunch. Sure, you can technically brunch in the fall and winter, but it’s just something…

By Metro Times Staff

Social Kitchen
225 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-594-4200; socialkitchenandbar.com

Chicken and waffles are a brunch favorite, but at Social Kitchen, it’s more than a brunchtime entree — it’s also a cocktail. Social takes what we know about a typical old fashioned and elevates it by adding crispy fried chicken and a waffle biscuit.

Photo via Google Maps
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Opinions about Michigan that will get you canceled

Folks, we're canceling each other over controversial opinions about Michigan. We asked, and you answered: These folks were brave enough to share…

By Lee DeVito, MT Staff

Opinions about Michigan that will get you canceled
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All the Detroit Tigers fans we saw celebrating Opening Day 2022

Play ball! On Friday, the Detroit Tigers played its first game of the season, and fans showed up to celebrate — including…

By Joe Maroon

All the Detroit Tigers fans we saw celebrating Opening Day 2022
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All the anti-war protesters we saw at the Stand With Ukraine rally in downtown Detroit

Hundreds of Detroiters gathered in Hart Plaza over the weekend in support of peace for Ukraine during the current Russian invasion. According…

By Metro Times Staff

All the anti-war protesters we saw at the Stand With Ukraine rally in downtown Detroit
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The 20 most dangerous Michigan intersections in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on traffic volumes in 2020, with total crashes down 21.9% from 2019, and at their…

By Metro Times Staff

28TH ST SE @ DIVISION AVE, Grand Rapids, 66 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries
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Social media responds to metro Detroit's historic flooding

We know that April showers bring May flowers but what the eff does June flooding bring other than awareness of our country's…

By Metro Times Staff

Social media responds to metro Detroit's historic flooding
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The 20 most dangerous intersections in Michigan

From icy on-ramps to potholes the size of an upper peninsula moose, everyone knows Michigan roads can make for dangerous driving. But road…

By Metro Times Staff

SCHOOLCRAFT RD @ TELEGRAPH RD, Redford Twp, 210 Total Crashes, 41 Injuries
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The 2020 Dooby Awards: Celebrating Michigan’s most dubious newsmakers

Of all the years in recent history, 2020 is, without question, the most dubious of them all. We don't have to tell…

By Metro Times Staff

The 2020 Dooby Awards: Celebrating Michigan’s most dubious newsmakers
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Detroit police clash with peaceful protesters over 'Operation Legend'

On Saturday night, Detroit police attacked and arrested peaceful protesters, including a legal observer and a photographer, for blocking Woodward Avenue near…

By Metro Times Staff

Detroit police clash with peaceful protesters over 'Operation Legend'
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20 things you should do in and around Detroit before summer is over

We're not trying to depress you but, uh, summer is sort of, like, well, coming to an end. OK, OK, we're sorry.…

By Metro Times Staff

20 things you should do in and around Detroit before summer is over
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All the beautiful 'boaters' we saw celebrating President Trump's 74th birthday on the Detroit River

Hundreds of beautiful "boaters" participated in a “Make America Great Again” flotilla parade on Saturday afternoon to celebrate President Trump’s 74th birthday,…

By Metro Times Staff

All the beautiful 'boaters' we saw celebrating President Trump's 74th birthday on the Detroit River
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Everything we saw at the Detroit protest against police brutality on Saturday, June 13

Protesters marched for the 16th straight day in Detroit on Saturday to rally against police brutality and to call for mass reforms…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at the Detroit protest against police brutality on Saturday, June 13
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