Subscribe to Axios Detroit
Get smarter, faster with a daily look at the biggest stories in Detroit
👋 We're back with our regularly scheduled public records feature. This week, we're seeking city emails to shed light on mysterious parking tickets issued by one of Detroit's biggest developers.
How it started: Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer wrote in March about a theatergoer who paid $20 for a spot in Olympia Development's parking lot, only to find a $50 ticket on his truck after the show.
The Detroit Apple Developer Academy celebrated 100 area residents who graduated from its inaugural cohort yesterday.
Why it matters: The free program aims to turn interested individuals into entrepreneurs and app developers by having experienced developers and industry professionals teach the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing and project management.
We recently shared our go-to coney spots and asked you to send your favorites.
- After reading your responses, a clear favorite emerged.
More than 3 million visitors to Michigan's national park lands spent $294 million in 2021.
- That's more than what visitors spent at national parks, historic sites, historic trails and other units of the National Park Service in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana combined, NPS data shows.
Detroit Metro Airport is having a chaotic summer — and it's likely to get worse.
Driving the news: Delta, which has a major hub at DTW, delayed 19% of flights going through DTW on Monday and 14% on Tuesday, according to flightaware.com.
Abortion rights in Michigan may come down to the ballot.
Why it matters: Uncertainty remains about the impending legality of abortion care in Michigan following the reversal of Roe v. Wade and an injunction against the state's long-dormant 1931 abortion ban.
Billionaire Dan Gilbert doesn't have enough City Council support to pass a $60 million tax break for his Hudson's site development downtown.
- A vote was expected yesterday, but Bedrock, Gilbert's development company, asked for the tax break to be taken off the council's agenda.
- There is no timeline for a future vote, and Bedrock will continue lobbying for votes in the meantime.
The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder (R) in the Flint water probe, ruling that the lower court judge lacked the legal authority to issue the indictments.
Driving the news: "[State laws] authorize a judge to investigate, subpoena witnesses and issue arrest warrants," the Supreme Court said. "But they do not authorize the judge to issue indictments."