A naming committee will seek input from members in selecting a new name, aiming to finalize the change by Sept. 1.
Nina Ignaczak, Planet Detroit
Black infant mortality rates spiked in Detroit after record low in 2019
Black mothers and babies fare worse than white counterparts in the city and state–and it’s worsened since the pandemic. Here’s why and what’s being done to address it.
Detroit Audubon questions future after National society retains name of enslaver
BIPOC Birders of Michigan founder April Campbell said the decision by National Audubon to keep its name is “a big middle finger to people of color.”
State asks EPA to allow it to discount Detroit air quality data
The request, which paves the way for metro Detroit to avoid ozone regulation, comes as the rates of asthma, which is caused and triggered by ozone, are rising in Black communities in Detroit.
DTE plan aims to retire coal plants sooner, boost renewable energy
The utility’s filing of its 20-year plan kicks off an administrative law proceeding before the Michigan Public Service Commission, which will likely extend into much of 2023.
City won’t close Jefferson Chalmers canals, but resident penalties may ensue
The city will immediately repair its 17 city-owned seawalls but residents are on their own.
Bilingual contractor training aims to boost lead abatement in southwest Detroit
Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can lead to learning, behavior, hearing, and speech problems. Exposed kids may have reduced IQ and attention problems.
State regulators order audit of DTE, Consumers over outages and safety
DTE Energy and Consumers are coming under closer scrutiny by the Michigan Public Service Commission.
Regulators order DTE, Consumers to increase transparency
The order comes on the heels of an August power outage that stretched up to a week for thousands of Metro Detroit customers and caused multiple fatalities from down wires.
Groups urge commission to reject DTE rate hike, citing ‘utility redlining’
The Michigan Public Service Commission must issue a final decision on the proposed 8.8% rate increase by Nov. 21.