News@noon: Movement moments, water worries

The Detroit News

Today is May 31, 2016 and newly released poll results show a narrow majority of Michigan voters supports creating a commission in Detroit with the power to control how many charter schools can operate in the city.

About 43 percent of 600 likely general election voters said they favor a plan being hotly debated in the state Legislature that would create a central governing board to organize where public schools operate in Detroit. It has been connected to a package of legislation to help eliminate Detroit Public Schools’ debt and avoid a bankruptcy.

Communications and Media Arts School students head toward their next class at the Detroit school. A narrow majority of Michigan voters supports creating a commission in Detroit with the power to control how many charter schools can operate in the city, a new statewide poll shows.

The poll was statewide, but we want to hear from locals: Do you support such a commission? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @detroitnews.

Here's what else is making news today:

Flint water worries

Detroit in Venice

Regional transit tax

  • A long road is ahead of the Regional Transit Authority, which began on Tuesday the journey to sell a tax increase to Metro Detroit voters with the goal of funding bus rapid transit, a commuter rail line, an airport shuttle service and a universal fare card. 

Michigan coach Carol Hutchins hugs Wolverines softball superfan Natalie Harper, 12, after the victory.

Talking sports:

IndyCar returns to Belle Isle

  • Alexander Rossi will enter this weekend’s Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix with the title of Indianapolis 500 winner. Rossi — a 24-year-old rookie — pulled off arguably the biggest upset in Indy 500 history by being able to go 90 miles after his final pit stop to coast to the victory at the famed Brickyard Sunday afternoon while his faster competitors had to slip in to get a splash of fuel.

Movement moments

  • Check out these awesome photos from a weekend of techno acts at the Movement festival. 

Colorful lights show off the crowded area at the underground stage at Movement in downtown Detroit.

Country club says 'yes' to all

  • In honor of Year No. 100, Meadowbrook Country Club in Northville has kicked off a drive among its members to raise $100,000 to distribute to four charities with ties to the area. Furthermore, MCC is issuing an unofficial challenge to other clubs that might be celebrating anniversaries or just feeling generous or unfulfilled.

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