News@noon: Movement moments, water worries
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.
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
- Is the water safe? Some residents say they will never trust the government again when it comes to the quality of water coming out of their taps. That's why, as gardening season begins, many residents won't be relying on their hose to water their gardens.
Detroit in Venice
- The goal was to start a conversation about the future of Detroit, and that's exactly what the Venice Architecture Biennale did.
- Visitors praised the creativity and vision of a re-imagined Detroit at the exhibit.
- The show, called “The Architectural Imagination,” offers a dozen exercises in speculative architecture based on real Detroit places. There were 12 different architectural firms that re-imagined the selected sites.
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.
- The good: University of Michigan's softball is heading back to the World Series!
- The bad: Both UM and Michigan State's baseball failed to make the cut for the NCAA Tournament.
- The ugly: A frustrated Tigers squad squandered another Verlander gem yesterday
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.
- Check out these awesome photos from a weekend of techno acts at the Movement festival.
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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