Your Monday morning briefing: GOP candidate John James suggests women aren’t born to be leaders; University of Michigan study counters opponents arguments that it’s a worthless government handout; and owners of the Crown Plaza pull the plug on a new tower in downtown Detroit.
New you’re waking up to: How the stabbing death of a classmate in Warren could have been prevented; judge orders halts the closure of nearly 100 medical marijuana dispensaries across the state; and “White Boy Rick” debuts amid criticism.
Detroit’s Kronk Gym, the storied and world-renowned boxing powerhouse that produced more than 30 world champions, most notably Tommy Hearns, is being demolished today after it was gutted by two suspicious fires in the past year.
What you need to know today: How Detroit schools plan to fix elevated levels of lead and copper; ICE plans to deport a deaf Nigerian immigrant living in Detroit; and the universities of Michigan and Harvard team up to tackle poverty and the opioid crisis in the Motor City.
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