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Over 500 untested Detroit rape kits discovered

DETROIT (WLNS) – Another backlog with more than 550 untested rape kits were found in Detroit.

Prosecutors say Detroit Police collected the kits in 2010 and 2011and only sent them for testing in 2015 without disclosing to the public that they had sat untested for years. 26 more words


Education: Citizen Scientists Help Study Butterflies

Butterflies aren’t just beautiful animals and important pollinators; they are also bio-indicators, which provide valuable information regarding the health of an ecosystem. Like amphibians, the butterfly is affected by even the slightest changes in the environment, signaling to scientists that something is amiss. 286 more words

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Map: Road and Aviation Noise Exposure in Detroit

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), I didn’t know it existed either, has released a new map tool showing areas where people are more likely to be exposed to road and aviation noise over a 24 hour period. 39 more words


2nd Backlog Of Untested Detroit Rape Kits Found in Storage

A second backlog of more than 500 untested Detroit rape kits languished in storage for years after more than 11,000 other unprocessed evidence packages were discovered in a warehouse in 2009, prosecutors say. 251 more words

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Interview #41: Detroit, MI Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López (with podcast)

This podcast interview is available on iTunesStitcherPlayer FM, and right here:


Raquel Castañeda-López grew up in Detroit and now she is on the city council, dealing with some truly vexing problems people bring to her: decay, violence, neglect. 551 more words

Serial Rape in Detroit

Levi is a kidnap and rape victim, turned survivor. Levi was 18 when she was raped and in the last five years, she has endured the pain of rape and healing that would turn her life around for the better. 314 more words

Insync With Detroit