News@noon: Flint gone awry, DPS perspective

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Today is Thursday, May 19, 2016, and Detroit City FC is ready to reveal their "new" stadium. Last year the soccer club had to change its home field from Detroit Cass Tech High to Keyworth stadium in Hamtramck because of surging attendance each year since the club’s inception in 2012.

Keyworth Stadium underwent extensive renovations before last season's Detroit City FC's debut at the historic venue.

The team's season opener is Friday. Are you excited for DCFC to return to action?

Here's what else is making news today:

Terror attack or technical issues

Detroit's population plummets

  • For the first time since before the Civil War, Detroit is not among the nation’s 20 most populous cities. Detroit’s population was 677,116 as of last summer, a loss of 3,107 residents from the previous year, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s the smallest decline in decades, but it was enough to drop the city to 21st in the nation, surpassed by Seattle, Denver and El Paso, Texas.
  • Another thing that's dropping: For the first time since GOP Gov. Rick Snyder spearheaded a major tax code rewrite in 2011, the state Treasury in 2016 is expected to pay out more in refunds under the old Michigan Business Tax than it will pull in under the new Corporate Income Tax. Officials are projecting a net loss of $99 million in revenue from the state’s principal business taxes.

Perspective on DPS

Students at Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School in Detroit can look across the street to an abandoned wreck marked, “Dare to dream.”

  • Are you having a hard time understanding exactly what is going on with the Detroit Public Schools bribery scandal? Columnist Neal Rubin breaks down the court-speak in favor of the human side of things
  • Norman Shy, the alleged mastermind behind a $2.7 million bribery and kickback scheme at Detroit Public Schools, pleaded guilty last week to two felony charges: conspiracy to commit federal program bribery, a five-year felony, and income tax invasion, also a five-year felony.

Let's get political

Flint plans went awry

Sweet sounds of summer

  • The weather’s not the only thing that’s heating up. The summer concert season is here, and music’s biggest names have lined up concerts at Metro Detroit concert venues from downtown to the suburbs. Check out Adam Graham's summer concert breakdown.

Beyonce brings her Formation World Tour to Ford Field in Detroit on June 14.

A good deed rewarded

  • Eighteen-year-old Rasheeda Smith found a Boston Terrier puppy at a Metro station in Washington, D.C. After seeing on the news that her owners were looking for her, Smith tracked them down and returned the dog. And in a true D.C. twist, the pup's owners have government ties. She also couldn't have expected the reward she got

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