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  1. Thank you. This is helpful. Cleveland-Cliffs is...

    Thank you. This is helpful. Cleveland-Cliffs is really getting into the
    business of producing steel with they innovative iron pellet plant in Toledo and, now, there ownership of Ford's former...
  2. Cleveland-Cliffs purchases Armco-Kawasaki (Henry Ford) Steel plant

    There has been little comment here about the apparent change in ownership of Henry Ford’s oeiginal steel plant. Albert Kahn helped design the facility in 1926 and it was operated by Ford until 1989....
  3. I appeciate the interesting designs. It may be...

    I appeciate the interesting designs. It may be easier to appreciate them when you are on Alexandrine seeing them. Twenty years, who would have
    thought that you could build and sell homes in that...
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    What laws regarding entrapment apply in this...

    What laws regarding entrapment apply in this situation? Suppose I set
    up a fake university for the explicit purpose of encouraging you to
    violate a federal law? Isn't that entrapment or do I...
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    Adient, I believe, put several million dollars...

    Adient, I believe, put several million dollars into the new Police Athletic League baseball park that now stands on the grounds of Bennett/Navin/
    Briggs field. I assume they will keep their name on...
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    What is the former FCA Conner Street (Viper)...

    What is the former FCA Conner Street (Viper) Assembly plant being
    used for at present?
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    It is good to read about the proposed Detroit...

    It is good to read about the proposed Detroit subway. Am I correct in
    thinking that the first serious proposal for a Woodward Avenue subway
    dates from about 1912? I have also heard that the...
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    Is there any indication that CN/NS would welcome...

    Is there any indication that CN/NS would welcome passenger trains
    on their renovated rail lines linking Toledo and Detroit? As common
    carriers that might have to accept passenger trains but that...
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    I have also seen information from the American...

    I have also seen information from the American Public Transit group that
    the percent of passengers who pay fare is considerably higher than in
    many other cities. It is a real challenge to collect...
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    Is there evidence that, across the nation, the...

    Is there evidence that, across the nation, the percent of passengers who
    pay for their transit on buses is higher than the percent who pay for their
    transit on light rail? Are there some light...
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    Apparently many urban transit systems collect...

    Apparently many urban transit systems collect fares from a surprisingly
    small percent of riders. Is there a solution to this challenge? I believe
    the new light rail system in Kansas City has one...
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    Do we have any reliable information about Q line...

    Do we have any reliable information about Q line patronage? I was
    under the impression that there was a steady increase in the passenger
    but the counts have not yet reached or even gotten close to...
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    How do you define affordable housing in Detroit?

    The Develop Detroit non-profit housing efforts were discussed on last Sunday’s TV program that featured Mayor Duggan and Jamie Dimon. It is rewarding to know that investments are being made to...
  14. The State of Michigan and Schools in Detroit and Flint

    Yesterday and today, the New York Times published essays sharply criticizing the way in which the state of Michigan does or does not support the education of children in Detroit and Flint. It will...
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    Michigan consistently loses population in its...

    Michigan consistently loses population in its exchange with other states. In addition, Michigan is a low fertility/high mortality state compared to other states. The decrease of 110,000 white...
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    Is there a url for the Brodhead Armory...

    Is there a url for the Brodhead Armory Preservation Society?
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    The data about change in the suburban ring refer...

    The data about change in the suburban ring refer to the suburbs in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne County. However, the state of Michigan
    continues to lose on its exchange of population with other...
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    There is a change in city/suburban demographic...

    There is a change in city/suburban demographic trends by race. From Census 2010 to July 2018, according to Census Bureau estimates, the
    city's substantial African-American population declined by 14...
  19. The U of M owns the impressive Rackham Building...

    The U of M owns the impressive Rackham Building in Detroit's Cultural
    Center. It had been leased to Wayne State but, I think, that lease is
    over. Will the U of M retain the Rackham Building or...
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    American Ruin by Michael Matthews

    It is troubling that neither the News nor the Freep review the many books that are written about Detroit. I wonder if anyone had comments about American Ruin: Life and Death on the Streets of...
  21. It is difficult to believe that a member of...

    It is difficult to believe that a member of Congress endorsed the stereotype that white people cannot and do not distinguish between people of color. Our nation suffers greatly from the endorsement...
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    The Census Bureau and several other sources...

    The Census Bureau and several other sources provide access to the
    annual data for cities coming from the Census Bureau's annual American Community survey. The numbers shows about change in the...
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    Detroit's Population in 2018

    This week the Census Bureau released information for cities from their 2018 survey. The population loss in Detroit
    continues but at a much muted rate. The Census Bureau’s estimate is that Detroit...
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    Actually, Dr. Sweet bought the home at Garland...

    Actually, Dr. Sweet bought the home at Garland and Charlevoix on a land
    contract from a very light skinned African American who had been living
    in that home. Skin color made a different.
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    Thank you for these excellent pictures.

    Thank you for these excellent pictures.
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