I Heart Detroit

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years as a DELPer: Detroit. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau supports ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program. Every summer, we travel to Detroit for a weekend filled with learning and fun. Now, you’re probably saying to yourself, “Detroit?” Yes, Detroit has its challenges. When I see Detroit, I see progress. What I saw in DC is what’s happening now in Detroit.

Emotional weekend in Texas, Detroit

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There was less ambiguity in Detroit, where Victor Martinez is calling it a career, and he played his last game Saturday. Continue reading Emotional weekend in Texas, Detroit at STL.News. It was a weekend to honor a couple of baseball’s distinguished sluggers.

DETROIT | The Latest: Aretha Franklin public viewing begins in Detroit

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DETROIT — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): 9:30 a.m. A public viewing for Aretha Franklin is underway in Detroit and is prompting people from as far away as Miami and Las Vegas to pay their final respects.

Detroit: Not the ‘black eye’ of America

Aaron Wolowiec

Since last week’s blog post, the latest story about Detroit’s bankruptcy seems to be the city’s problem with stray dogs. Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. So it’s encouraging to hear the excitement about Detroit’s “comeback city campaign.”

DETROIT | The Latest: Aretha Franklin interred at Detroit cemetery

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DETROIT— The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The casket of the Queen of Soul was interred Friday evening in a mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, just over two weeks after she died of pancreatic cancer at age 76.

DETROIT | Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

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DETROIT — Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit. Continue reading DETROIT | Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert at STL.News.

DETROIT | Water coolers replace school drinking fountains in Detroit

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DETROIT— Thousands of Detroit public schools students were told Tuesday to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes, after the drinking fountains were shut off because of contaminants in some water fixtures.

DETROIT | Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

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DETROIT — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover.

DETROIT | Detroit honors Jackson brothers with ceremonial keys to city

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DETROIT (AP) — They didn’t get a street named after them, but they did get the keys to the city. Continue reading DETROIT | Detroit honors Jackson brothers with ceremonial keys to city at STL.News.

DETROIT | Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10

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DETROIT — Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions deafeated the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night. Continue reading DETROIT | Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10 at STL.News.

DETROIT | Detroit saying farewell in royal fashion to Queen of Soul

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DETROIT — Aretha Franklin had admirers the world over, but there’s no doubt the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life. Continue reading DETROIT | Detroit saying farewell in royal fashion to Queen of Soul at STL.News.

DETROIT | Verlander saluted back at Comerica, Astros beat Tigers 3-2

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DETROIT— Justin Verlander knew this would be one of the most emotional games of his major league career. In his return to Detroit, Verlander received three standing ovations while pitching the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Monday night.

DETROIT | Jets’ Sam Darnold throws pick-6 on first career play

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DETROIT— Sam Darnold had nowhere to go but up after his first career snap. Darnold threw an interception on his very first NFL play, and Detroit’s Quandre Diggs returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to give the Lions an early lead over the New York Jets on Monday night.

DETROIT | General Motors recalls some pickups and SUVs over brakes

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DETROIT — General Motors is recalling about 41,000 pickup trucks and police sports utility vehicles because of loose brake pedals. Continue reading DETROIT | General Motors recalls some pickups and SUVs over brakes at STL.News.

DETROIT | Ex-US Rep. John Dingell, 92, in hospital after heart attack

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DETROIT — Former U.S. history, is in a Detroit-area hospital after a heart attack. Continue reading DETROIT | Ex-US Rep. General cracking jokes DETROIT news Detroit-area Ex-US Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of the House or Senate in U.S.

DETROIT | Fans mourn Aretha Franklin at gospel-infused public viewing

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DETROIT — Mourners began pouring into Detroit’s Charles H. Continue reading DETROIT | Fans mourn Aretha Franklin at gospel-infused public viewing at STL.News. Entertainment Aretha Franklin Detroit fans mourn final respects gospel TodayNews wright museum

DETROIT | VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

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DETROIT — After selling it on and off in the U.S. Continue reading DETROIT | VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer at STL.News. for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle.

DETROIT | Pistons hire Polinsky as director of player personnel

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DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons have hired Gregg Polinsky as director of player personnel. Continue reading DETROIT | Pistons hire Polinsky as director of player personnel at STL.News. The team announced the move Saturday.

Motown magic continues to attract business

Aaron Wolowiec

Detroit’s Cobo Center. I’m sure I can speak for my fellow Michiganders: We’ve watched with heartbreak as Detroit, once the most prosperous city in the country, has struggled to financially support its declining population. 8-11 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

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DETROIT | AP Exclusive: Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande

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DETROIT— The bishop who officiated Aretha Franklin‘s funeral apologized Friday to Ariana Grande for how he touched her onstage and a joke he made about her name. Continue reading DETROIT | AP Exclusive: Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande at STL.News.

Tuesday Buzz: Getting Ready for Detroit

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Some of the most informative guides you can find ahead of the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, taking place in Detroit this weekend. You may have heard that the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is taking over Detroit this weekend.

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has been interred at a Detroit cemetery

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DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has been interred at a Detroit cemetery. Continue reading Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has been interred at a Detroit cemetery at STL.News. Entertainment Aretha Franklin detroit cemetery queen soul TodayNews

DETROIT | Franklin’s casket moved from museum that hosted viewings

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DETROIT — Aretha Franklin’s body has been transported from a Detroit museum that hosted two days of public viewings of the Queen of Soul, the next step in a journey leading up to her funeral on Friday.

DETROIT | The Latest: Sorority hosts packed tribute to Aretha Franklin

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DETROIT — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Continue reading DETROIT | The Latest: Sorority hosts packed tribute to Aretha Franklin at STL.News.

DETROIT | The Latest: Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande

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DETROIT — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Continue reading DETROIT | The Latest: Franklin funeral bishop apologizes to Grande at STL.News.

DETROIT | Calls for respect for black America at Franklin funeral

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DETROIT — As Aretha Franklin was remembered at her funeral Friday as a proud black woman who also used her magnificent voice to stand up for the black community she loved, several speakers used the moment to continue to demand respect for black America.

DETROIT | Old-school eulogy at Aretha Franklin funeral ignites wrath

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AP sources: Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal to become coach of the Detroit Pistons

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DETROIT (AP) — AP sources: Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal to become coach of the Detroit Pistons. Continue reading AP sources: Dwane Casey agrees to 5-year deal to become coach of the Detroit Pistons at STL.News. Sports Detroit Detroit Pistons Dwane Casey agrees TodayNews

DETROIT | Michigan Democrats vie for House seats, including Conyers’

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DETROIT — Heavy voter turnout and delays in counting ballots Tuesday made it difficult to determine who would fill the congressional seat that retired Democratic Rep. The 13th District covers a much of Detroit and a number of suburbs, but as of 11:30 p.m.,

DETROIT | Vacant for decades, Detroit’s train station may get new life

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DETROIT (AP) — The last train left Michigan Central Station 30 years ago and it has stood vacant ever since, a hulking embodiment of Detroit’s long decline from America’s manufacturing engine to its biggest municipal bankruptcy.

DETROIT | ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

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DETROIT | Musk says investors convinced him Tesla should stay public

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DETROIT— Tesla Inc. Continue reading DETROIT | Musk says investors convinced him Tesla should stay public at STL.News. CEO Elon Musk said Friday that investors have convinced him that he shouldn’t take the company private, so the firm will remain on the public stock markets.

Knight Foundation Boosts Funding for Local Journalism in Detroit Area

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The foundation, through its investments in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative and the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, will commit $1.8 Detroit is still on the comeback trail—and that includes its media outlets, too.

How Detroit Got Its Groove Back

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The city’s convention and visitors bureau announced hotel and convention bookings are up significantly for the next two years—the result of a hard-fought effort to elevate Detroit’s image. We had to work extremely hard to convince customers that Detroit is operating and is suitable for major conventions. Detroit may be dealing with bankruptcy , but you wouldn’t know it by looking at its convention and hotel room bookings for the next couple of years.

DETROIT | Cubs acquire 2B Murphy in trade with Nationals

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DETROIT — The Chicago Cubs have bolstered their struggling lineup by acquiring second baseman Daniel Murphy in a trade with the Washington Nationals. Continue reading DETROIT | Cubs acquire 2B Murphy in trade with Nationals at STL.News.

DETROIT | Lowrie’s homer in 9th lifts A’s over Tigers 5-4

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DETROIT (AP) — Jed Lowrie hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the top of the ninth inning to lift Oakland to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday on a historic day for Athletics starter Edwin Jackson.

DETROIT | Miguel Cabrera leaves game with biceps injury

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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera left a game Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins with a left biceps tendon strain. Cabrera left Detroit’s loss April 29 to the Baltimore Orioles with spasms in his left biceps and missed three games.

DETROIT | Iglesias, Martin become US citizens before Tigers game

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DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers blew a three-run lead in the eighth inning and eventually lost on a home run in the ninth. Continue reading DETROIT | Iglesias, Martin become US citizens before Tigers game at STL.News.

DETROIT  | Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

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DETROIT — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. Continue reading DETROIT | Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019 at STL.News.

DETROIT | Brady, Patriots searching for answers after another loss

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DETROIT — Tom Brady isn’t the type to panic over a couple early losses. Brady was held to 133 yards passing Sunday night, part of an abysmal performance by the Patriots in a 26-10 loss to previously winless Detroit.

DETROIT | Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems

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DETROIT — Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you’re not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns.

DETROIT | NFL: Patricia’s past not subject to personal conduct policy

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DETROIT (AP) — The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. Patricia has said he was falsely accused of allegations that resurfaced in a Detroit News report.

DETROIT | Power tries for another win at Belle Isle

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DETROIT (AP) — Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power is hoping to keep his winning streak going when he runs in the first of two IndyCar races this weekend at Belle Isle. The first of the Detroit races is Saturday.