When we talk about immigrant communities in Detroit, the Hmong don’t usually come up in that conversation. The ethnic group from Southeast Asia began settling in Northeast Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood in the years after the Vietnam War.
Crude oil production has skyrocketed in the U.S. in recent years, primarily from the Bakken oil fields, where new technologies have made it possible to access reserves that were previously out of reach.
There aren't enough pipelines to carry all that oil, so trains are doing a lot more of the transporting.
There are plenty of English words that mean "nonsense."
One of them is "malarkey." It's certainly fun to say, and it got a lot of attention when Vice President Joe Biden, in his debate with Sen. Paul Ryan: "With all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey."
University of Michigan English Professor Anne Curzan, who specializes in linguistics, says while "malarkey" sounds like it's Irish in origin, there's no clear answer about where it comes from.
The EPA says it cannot forgive loans the city of Flint took out 15 years ago to improve its water system. The federal agency responded this week in a letter to U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee, D-Michigan, who made the inquiry last month.
Kildee says he’s disappointed, but still hopeful they can figure something out.