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.
The ongoing study of wolves and moose on Isle Royale in Lake Superior has hit a critical juncture. Researchers in charge of the longest continuous study of a predator-prey system anywhere in the world released their annual report today.
At a recent morning news meeting, we tried to come up with a comprehensive list of all of the Michigan towns and cities where we send reporters to get news. With our main newsroom in Ann Arbor and offices in Grand Rapids and Flint, we've got most of the state within driving distance.
The state ranks schools on a top-to-bottom list each year. Those in the lowest five percent are considered “priority” schools. There were almost 260 priority schools until now, when the state superintendent removed 27 of them from the list. He said the schools had implemented improvement plans successfully since the schools were placed on the list in 2010.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the legality of same-sex marriage later this month, and a group of young conservatives is pushing to change the Republican Party platform on gay marriage.
As part of its five-year investment in Detroit, JPMorgan Chase conducted a study of the current state of the city's job force.
It released the report today, which details where there will be job openings, and what training will be needed to get those jobs.
Chauncy Lennon is the head of workforce initiatives for JPMorgan Chase.
"By providing people more opportunity, opportunities to get GEDs, opportunities to get other kinds of certificates and credentials, we'll be helping those folks really be in position to be candidates for these jobs."