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Detroit is debating positives and negatives of Ilitch development

Ilitch development1Detroit media have given favorable reviews of the new hockey stadium planned along Woodward Ave. It’s a $650 million project. More than half, 58%, is coming from taxpayers. It’s expected to create thousands of jobs.

Last Thursday at City Council, Ilitch family business representatives asked for a zoning change that could allow them to demolish two historic buildings 100 feet from where the arena will go.
Michigan Now’s Chris McCarus heard from people who want to stop the Ilitch’s and save the buildings
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International competition brings underwater robots to Alpena

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The 13th annual international ROV competition is happening this weekend at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena.

59 teams of students from 13 countries around the world are competing to show just what their underwater robots can do.

The competition is in two levels with the Ranger class made up of High School age teams and College-level students in the Explorer class.
WCMU’s David Nicholas is on scene and will be sending us information periodically, but in the mean time the Marine Tech website has a live feed at this link:

ROV Live Feed