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(Center) Detroit Cass Technical High School 10th graders Makayla Adams, 15 of Detroit, holds up a sign asking, “Am I Next?” as she listens to her peers speak out during the National School Walkout Wednesday in protest against gun violence and for stronger gun reform on the anniversary of the Parkland shooting where 17 high school students were killed, March 14, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Detroit firefighters put out a vacant dwelling fire at Jeffries Fwy and Maplewood Ave on Detroit’s west side Thursday afternoon, Feb. 22, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit) 

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Stacey and Steve Sechrist, of Wixom, stroll past an FCA Supercharge 6.2L Hemi engine on display during the Charity Preview gala Friday evening at the 2018 North American International Auto Show inside Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit, Jan. 19, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Chinese automaker GAC reveals the Enverge concept at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in Cobo Center Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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The all new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is unveiled at Eastern Market in Detroit Saturday evening before the official start of the North American International Auto Show, Jan. 13, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Damamnian Terry, of Detroit, pauses his work to pay his respects to fallen Detroit police officer Glenn Doss Jr. Friday at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. “It’s sad you know he was a young guy. He was out here trying to protect the people,” said Terry. Two-year member of the police department Doss Jr., 25, succumbed to his injuries after being shot the night of Jan. 24 while desponding to a domestic dispute. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Ded Rranxburgaj and his wife Flora in an apartment inside Detroit’sÊCentral United Methodist Church, Feb. 7, 2018. Rranxburgaj, an immigrant from Albania, avoided deportation by taking sanctuary insideÊthe church with his wife and two sons on Jan. 16. Rranxburgaj was scheduled to be deported Jan. 25. ICE considers him a fugitive, but has Òno intentions of entering the church.Ó For years, Rranxburgaj had been allowed to remain in the U.S. under ICE supervision for humanitarian reasons, because he cares for his wife, who suffers from debilitating multiple sclerosis. That changed in 2017, when ICE toughened enforcement operations. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Family of slain Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil listens to his wife JoAnn Steil read her statement during the sentencing of Marquise Cromer, 22 of Detroit, who plead no contest, “guilty but mentally ill,” to charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the death of Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Feb. 15, 2018. Cromer was sentenced to 40 to 77 years in jail for shooting Steil in the chest with a shotgun behind a Detroit gas station on Sept. 12, 2016. Steil, 46, died unexpectedly five days later in the hospital due to a medical complication from the injury. Known as ‘Shark,’ Steil was apart of the Underwater Rescue Team and Special Operations Team in the Ninth Precinct. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, and two children, William, now 6, and Alexander, 4, his parents, Diane and Ken Steil Sr., and sister, Karen Tonn. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Marquise Cromer, 22 of Detroit, looks up into the light, during his sentencing hearing after pleading no contest, “guilty but mentally ill,” to charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the death of Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Steil at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, Feb. 15, 2018. Cromer was sentenced to 40 to 77 years in jail. Cromer shoot Steil in the chest with a shotgun behind a Detroit gas station on Sept. 12, 2016. Steil, 46, died unexpectedly five days later in the hospital due to a medical complication from the injury. Known as ‘Shark,’ Steil was apart of the Underwater Rescue Team and Special Operations Team in the Ninth Precinct. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, and two children, William, now 6, and Alexander, 4, his parents, Diane and Ken Steil Sr., and sister, Karen Tonn. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A women crosses Woodward Ave. during a massive snowstorm in Downtown Detroit Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Two women embrace at a fourth related shooting at a home on the 15100 block of Faust Ave. in NW Detroit Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. The suspect, who police identified as 27-year-old Anthony George Davis Jr., shot himself in Ohio Monday afternoon after the shooting ofÊthree peopleÊat a Detroit gas station and a fourth personÊat a nearby home on the cityÕs west side. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A Spartan Brass Band member walks past the Michigan State University Spartan projected on the floor at a pep rally organized by the MSU Alumni Association at The Fillmore in Downtown Detroit before the NCAA tournament at Little Caesars Arena Friday evening, March 16, 2018.

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Warren De La Salle celebrates the win over University of Detroit Jesuit 63-58 in the Boys Basketball Class A Quarterfinals held at University of Detroit Mercy’s Calihan Hall Tuesday evening in Detroit, March 20, 2018.

 

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Detroit Soccer District is breaking ground on new micro-sports facility near on Stanton St. near Grand River and Warren Avenues on Detroit’s near west side, April 20, 2018. The facility will include an outdoor artificial turf 8v8 soccer field and an indoor sport court for soccer, handball, basketball and volley. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Department of Natural Resources Emily Urdman lays down mulch Tuesday afternoon around daffodils in bloom on Detroit’s Belle Isle April 24, 2018. One million daffodils are being planted across the city of Detroit, with 265,000 bulbs planted last fall and another 209,500 bulbs this year. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Reinaldo Andreatta and Carolina Gazal, from Brazil, take a photo in front of the Motown Museum sign on FounderÕs Day Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The event offered half-off admission and performances by Motown musicians to honor its late founder, Esther Gordy Edwards. The museum is set to break ground in October on a 50,000-square-foot expansion. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Michigan furniture and office design company MarxModa cut the ribbon on their new headquarters in Downtown Detroit’s Olde Building at 751 Griswold, April 26, 2018. MarxModa is the former bank building’s first tenet in nearly 20 years before purchased and renovated by Detroit-based real estate firm Basco. The Olde Building was built in 1924-25 by famed Detroit architect Albert Kahn. Its stone work is attributed to architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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President Trump supporters turn around and heckle the press at Trump’s Michigan campaign rally held inside Total Sports Park in Washington, Mich., a town in northern Macomb County Saturday evening, April 27, 2018. The rally coincides with the annual White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner in Washington, D.C., a decision the Trump campaign implied was intentional. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A President Trump supporter heckles the press inside a media pen at Trump’s Michigan campaign rally inside Total Sports Park in Washington, Mich., a town in northern Macomb County Saturday evening, April 27, 2018. The rally coincides with the annual White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner in Washington, D.C., a decision the Trump campaign implied was intentional.

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Two Trump supporters relax on the turf grass after President Donald Trump’s rally held inside Total Sports Park in Washington, Mich., a town in northern Macomb County Saturday evening, April 27, 2018. The rally coincides with the annual White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner in Washington, D.C., a decision the Trump campaign implied was intentional. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Park Avenue Building--April 30, 2018

The long-vacant Park Avenue Building, at 2001 Park Avenue in Downtown Detroit, is reported to be sold to a Novi-based homebuilder with plans to be redeveloped into apartments with ground floor retail, April 29, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

TheCorner--May 8, 2018

‘The Corner,’ a $30 million mixed-use development project broke ground Tuesday on the former Tiger Stadium site at Michigan and Trumbull Avenues in Detroit’s Corktown, May 8, 2018. The project will include 111 multifamily apartment units and 26,000 square-feet of ground floor commercial space on Michigan Ave. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Detroit City FC players and fans celebrate after DCFC defeat the Michigan Bucks 5-4 in penalty kicks advancing to the second round of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, May 9, 2018.

Immigration march--May 14, 2018

Albania-born Ded Rranxburgaj, unable to leave the church, waves goodbye to immigration advocates as they begin their 90-mile march from Detroit to Lansing on Monday in a demonstration aimed at raising awareness of strict federal immigration policy the impacts of deportation. The march started at Central United Methodist Church in Downtown Detroit where Rranxburgaj has sought sanctuary for the last four months to avoid deportation. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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A women shades herself from the hot sun with an umbrella at Movement Electronic Music Festival Monday afternoon in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza, May 28, 2018. In its 12th year, the annual Memorial Day weekend festival brings in electronic music artists and fans from all over the world to Detroit.

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Movement Electronic Music Festival goers dance despite 90 degree temperatures at the Pyramid Stage Monday afternoon in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza, May 28, 2018. In its 12th year, the annual Memorial Day weekend festival brings in electronic music artists and fans from all over the world to Detroit. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Movement--May 28, 2018

Movement Electronic Music Festival closes out a weekend long dance party Monday in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza, May 28, 2018. In its 12th year, the annual Memorial Day weekend festival brings in electronic music artists and fans from all over the world to Detroit. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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The crowd head bumps to Canadian artist REZZ on the Stargate stage Monday night at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza, May 28, 2018. In its 12th year, the annual Memorial Day weekend festival brings in electronic music artists and fans from all over the world to Detroit.

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Wu-Tang Clan, with all its members, closes out the Movement main stage Monday with a 25th anniversary set of their album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza, May 28, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Tow Truck Funeral Procession--May 31, 2018

(Left) John Linnert, with Great Lakes Towing, Josh Melville, with Service Towing, and Brian Greene fix American flags attached to the Word Wide Equipment Sales tow truck for the funeral procession for 42-year-old Nader Chehadi, of Ypsilanti, who killed after an SUV crashed into a disabled bus he was assisting Tuesday on the shoulder of I-94 in Pittsfield Township. Hundreds of drivers came to pay their respects by leading their tow trucks in the funeral procession from the funeral at the Islamic Institute of America in Dearborn Heights to the cemetery on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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F if for Ford. The Ford Motor Company unveiled their plans for a Corktown campus where 2,500 Ford workers, who focus on mobility, will move to the neighborhood by 2022. Alongside the train station, the Dearborn-based automaker has purchased the adjacent Detroit Public Schools Book Depository building, a former brass factory, along with two acres of vacant land. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Fire at Western Golf and Country Club--June 1, 2018

Fire crews from Redford, Dearborn Heights, Southfield and Livonia fight to contain a large fire in a 92-year-old golf club house in Redford Township on Friday morning, June 1, 2018. The fire was reported at Western Golf and Country Club, at 14600 Kinloch, around 5 a.m. Friday morning in the 25,000-square-foot building No injuries were reported. The club was not open for the day at the time of the fire. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Motor City Pride parade--June 10, 2018

(Left) Sydney Queen and Isabel Paul, both of Detroit, watch colorfully clad marchers make their way down towards Hart Plaza in the annual Motor City Pride parade Sunday afternoon in Downtown Detroit, June 10, 2018. The parade is apart of the two-day Motor City Pride festival, which celebrates the lives of Michigan’s LGBTQ citizens. It is the largest LGBTQ gathering in the state, attracting some 40,000 people each year. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

Pompeo--June 18, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses invited guests at the Detroit Economic Club luncheon inside Ford Field’s atrium in Detroit on Monday, June 18, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Ford Corktown Celebration--June 18, 2018

Matthew Wood, 17 of Pontiac, holds up a “Detroit-vs-Everybody” sign he made in front of the Michigan Central Station during the Ford Corktown Celebration Tuesday afternoon in Detroit, June 19, 2018. The Ford Motor Company unveiled their plans for a Corktown campus where 2,500 Ford workers, who focus on mobility, will move to the neighborhood by 2022. Alongside the train station, the Dearborn-based automaker has purchased the adjacent Detroit Public Schools Book Depository building, a former brass factory, along with two acres of vacant land. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Ford Corktown Celebration--June 19, 2018

Inside the long-vacant Michigan Central Station Tuesday during the Ford Corktown Celebration, an event highlighting the Dearborn-based automaker’s acquisition of former train station and plans for a Corktown campus, June 19, 2018.The Dearborn-based automaker unveiled their plans for a Corktown campus where 2,500 Ford workers, who focus on mobility, will move to the neighborhood by 2022. Alongside the Michigan Central Station, Ford has purchased the adjacent Detroit Public Schools Book Depository building, a former brass factory, along with two acres of vacant land. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Ford Corktown Celebration--June 19, 2018

Inside the long-vacant Michigan Central Station Tuesday during the Ford Corktown Celebration, an event highlighting the Dearborn-based automaker’s acquisition of former train station and plans for a Corktown campus, June 19, 2018.The Dearborn-based automaker unveiled their plans for a Corktown campus where 2,500 Ford workers, who focus on mobility, will move to the neighborhood by 2022. Alongside the Michigan Central Station, Ford has purchased the adjacent Detroit Public Schools Book Depository building, a former brass factory, along with two acres of vacant land. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

60th annual Ford Fireworks--June 25, 2018

Spectators take in the 60th annual Detroit Ford Fireworks in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Monday night, June 26, 2018. More than 100,000 explosives were set off from three barges in the Detroit River during the 25-minute show. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

60th annual Ford Fireworks--June 25, 2018

Seven-year-old La’Tavia Patterson, of Detroit, sits atop Octavia Patterson’s shoulders during the 60th annual Detroit Ford Fireworks in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Monday night, June 26, 2018. More than 100,000 explosives were set off from three barges in the Detroit River during the 25-minute show. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Fitzgerald Revitalization Project--June 27, 2018

Children on Lilac Street, where one of the first houses of the City of Detroit’s Fitzgerald Revitalization Project is being renovated as part of a larger project to transform and stabilize the northwest neighborhood, June 27, 2018. The Fitz Forward development team, Century Partners and The Platform, will renovate 100 vacant homes by 2020, demolish dangerous structures and rethink empty lots into green spaces for the community- revitalizing more than 300 parcels of land. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

all-star baseball--June 29, 2018

West’s outfield awaits the next ball at the 37th annual East vs. West Michigan High School Baseball Association All-Star Game at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit Friday night, June 30, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Melt the ICE rally--June 30, 2018

Hundreds gather in Detroit’s Clark Park for a “Melt the ICE” rally, protesting the division of immigrant families and the federal government’s hard-line policies toward migrants and asylum seekers on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Melt the ICE rally--June 30, 2018

Courtney and 4-year-old Saiah, of Detroit, join hundreds others in Detroit’s Clark Park for a “Melt the ICE” rally, protesting the division of immigrant families and the federal government’s hard-line policies toward migrants and asylum seekers on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Maker Faire--July 28, 2018

Joi Fukase, 1 of Ann Arbor, lets out a cry as Theo Zwegers, 2 of Dexter, drives his father’s built Zwegers Motor electric vehicle at the Maker Faire outside of The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Maker Faire--July 28, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic candidate for New York’s 14th congressional district, speaks to press after rallying for Abdul El-Sayed, Democratic candidate for governor in Michigan’s primary race, at Wayne State University in Detroit on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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(Left) Campaign volunteers Aaron Cooper, 19 of Detroit, and TyJuan Thirdgill, 19 of Muskegon, cheer on Democratic nominee for Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer at her election night party Tuesday at MotorCity Casino’s Sound Board in Detroit after winning the Democratic Party primary, Aug. 7, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Mo Pop--July 29, 2018

Kyle Theroux kisses Shannon McLaughlin, both of Windsor, Canada, on the cheek Sunday at the Mo Pop music festival in Detroit’s West Riverfront park, July 30, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

Yante-Avina--July 30,2018

Maria Yante-Avina, 45, who originally came to the U.S from Mexico with her older sister when she was 15-years-old is surrounded by family Monday night in Detroit before her scheduled deportation, July 31, 2018. Yante-Avina has 6 children and 9 grandchildren in the U.S., her husband was deported in 2017. Her youngest daughter, 13-year-old U.S.-born Marely Lugo-Yante, is moving with her mother to Mexico. Yante-Avina was arrested a block from her home in Feb. 2018 taking her granddaughter to school. According to ICE officials, she was released from custody for humanitarian reasons and allowed to finalize her departure arrangements, including the selling of her home just two weeks ago. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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A chair holds the parking spot for Joe and Mary-Lou who according to the sign had “Gone Cruisin'” on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak during the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday morning, Aug. 18, 2018. More than 40,000 collector, classic and custom cars and 1.5 million are expected along Metro Detroit’s central corridor, Woodward Avenue, Saturday in what is widely considered the largest one-day automotive event in the world. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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FEA- Lucy Lambert, of Plymouth, celebrates her second birthday at the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise while sitting inside her family’s 1954 Chevy T10 Saturday morning in Royal Oak’s Memorial Park, Aug. 18, 2018. More than 40,000 collector, classic and custom cars and 1.5 million are expected along Metro Detroit’s central corridor, Woodward Avenue, Saturday, in what is widely considered the largest one-day automotive event in the world.

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A Hawaiian hula dancer sits on the dashboard of a classic Chevrolet parked in Memorial Park during the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise Saturday morning in Royal Oak, Aug. 18, 2018. More than 40,000 collector cars and 1.5 million are expected along Metro Detroit’s central corridor, Woodward Avenue, Saturday, in what is widely considered the largest one-day automotive event in the world. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Classic and custom cars cruise down Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak during the 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise Saturday morning, Aug. 18, 2018. More than 40,000 collector, classic and custom cars and 1.5 million are expected along Metro Detroit’s central corridor, Woodward Avenue, Saturday in what is widely considered the largest one-day automotive event in the world. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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A man holds out a memorial card for sale outside of Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit as hundreds line up to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin on the first day of public viewing Tuesday morning, Aug. 28, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Imogen King-Dugan, of Farmington Hills, waits in line outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit Tuesday morning to pay her respects on the first day of public viewing for Aretha Franklin, Aug. 28, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Stuart Popp, of Plymouth, parks his 1956 pink Cadillac outside of Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit Tuesday morning during the public viewing for Aretha Franklin, Aug. 28, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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More than 40 performers took the stage Thursday at Chene Park in Detroit on the eve of Aretha Franklin’s funeral for “A People’s Tribute to the Queen,” Aug. 30, 2018. The star-studded line up included top R&B, gospel, jazz and blues artists. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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More than 40 performers took the stage Thursday at Chene Park in Detroit on the eve of Aretha Franklin’s funeral for “A People’s Tribute to the Queen,” Aug. 30, 2018. The star-studded line up included top R&B, gospel, jazz and blues artists. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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More than 40 performers took the stage Thursday at Chene Park in Detroit on the eve of Aretha Franklin’s funeral for “A People’s Tribute to the Queen,” Aug. 30, 2018. The star-studded line up included top R&B, gospel, jazz and blues artists. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Cultivation Specialist Sara Levin trims plants at Yerba Buena farm, located about an outside of Portland, Sept. 18, 2018.

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Outdoor Cultivation Specialist Richie Brookhart trims leaves off of marijuana plants nearly ready to be harvested at HiFi Farms, about a half hour outside of Portland, Sept. 18, 2018.

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The mountain view near HiFi Farms, about a half hour outside of Portland, Sept. 18, 2018.

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Yerba Buena Director of Operations Laura Day inside the “burping room” at the Yerba Buena farm located about an hour outside of Portland, Sept. 18, 2018.

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Vice President Mike Pence prays with a local Rabbi for the victims and families of those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting at a rally for Republicans in Oakland County Monday at the Oakland County Airport in Waterford, Oct. 29, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Dana Nessel, Democratic nominee for Michigan Attorney General, kisses her wife during a speech just after midnight as election results for her race still come in Tuesday night at the Michigan Democratic election night party held at the Sound Board Theater inside MotorCity Casino in Detroit, Nov. 5, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Amy Zawacki sheds tears as she leans on her wife Victoria Shackleford, of Taylor, while listening to Dana Nessel, Democratic nominee for Michigan Attorney General, give a speech just after midnight as election results for Nessel’s race still come in Tuesday night at the Michigan Democratic election night party held at the Sound Board Theater inside MotorCity Casino in Detroit, Nov. 5, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Dancers with Ballet Folklorico Raices Mexicanas de Detroit perform “La Raspa” during the Michigan Central Station during Ford’s Halloween night event for community members Wednesday evening in Detroit, Oct. 31, 2018.(Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Belleville #8 Khalid Crawford runs to the end zone as Belleville #21 Travon Monroe tries to grab hold in the second quarter of the Division 1 football semifinals against Belleville at Troy Athens High School Saturday afternoon, November 17, 2018 (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

MHSAA Division 2 football championship -November 23,2018

Warren De La Salle celebrates winning the MHSAA Division 2 football championship game at Ford Field in Detroit on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Warren De La Salle took home the championship title after winning, 29-16 over Muskegon Mona Shores. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Arbor Prep’s Omari Byrd (12) tries to pull the ball from Ann Arbor Pioneers’ Frank Petruv (10) during the first half as Ann Arbor Pioneers lead against the Arbor Prep Gators at the EMU Convocation Center on Monday evening, Nov. 26, 2018. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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Deportations, despair and big court backups amid Michigan immigration crackdown

In 2017 and 2018, MLive and The Ann Arbor News examined the U.S. immigration crackdown under the Trump administration, its impact on people in Michigan and the issues it’s creating for the U.S. immigration court in Detroit.

Full reporting:

Key findings of MLive’s reporting on immigration crackdown in Michigan

 As ICE makes aggressive push in Trump era, immigrants take refuge

Faces of the deported: A look at lives torn apart amid immigration crackdown

A day in Michigan’s only immigration court, where 3 judges decide the fate of thousands

Awards:

Michigan Associated Press
Best Enterprise Reporting by Ann Arbor News reporters Ryan Stanton and Dana Afana for “Deportations, Despair and Big Court Backups Amid Michigan Immigrant Crackdown.”

Michigan Press Association’s 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.

News enterprise reporting (circulation 11,001 to 20,000) Second place: Ryan Stanton and Dana Afana, The Ann Arbor News, for “Deportations, despair and big court backups amid Michigan immigration crackdown”

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Deportations, despair and big court backups amid Michigan immigration crackdown

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A girl add layers of mud atop her hair at the 2017 Wayne County Mud Day held at Nankin Mills Park in Westland on Tuesday July 11, 2017.

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A festival goer dances high above the crowd to British electronic music legend Carl Cox on the Movement Main Stage on the final day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Monday, May 29, 2017. More than 100 artists performed across six stages in the 3-day festival. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A sideline referee tries to see the on field action through the haze of smoke bombs set off by Detroit City FC’s raucous supporters, the Northern Guard, at the National Premier League team’s 2017 home opener at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck Friday, May 7, 2017. Detroit City FC and Dayton tied 2-2 in the friendly preseason match with 4,168 fans in attendance.

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The skyline of Detroit, the birthplace of techno music, reflects in the sunglasses of Marlee Hanna, of Redford, on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza on Saturday, May 27, 2017. More than 110 artists will perform across six stages in the three-day festival.

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Jorden Marshall, 12 of Howell, cools off in the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain fountain on the last day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza on Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2017.

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Rodney Carter, of Ferndale, with his daughters 8-year-old Olivia, atop his shoulders, and 3-year-old Abigail at his side watch Jamie Jones perfumes at the Star Gate presented by Thump stage on the last day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Monday, May 29, 2017. More than 100 artists performed across six stages in the 3-day festival. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Artwork by Heidelberg Project founder Tyree Guyton is set to be sold straight off the building, in a project titled as “Giant Steps,” as Guyton moves his adjacent headquarters and workshop from 42 Watson in Detroit’s Midtown to Detroit’s east side where the project is based, March 24, 2017. “My hope is that the Midtown community will embrace and support our next step by purchasing one of the shoes,” said Guyton in a release. The Heidelberg Project has had his headquarters there since 2009 when the area saw little revitalization efforts as it does now. The weekend event, in partnership with Inner State Galleries, will feature an alley exhibition called Stepping Out, studio tours and the art sale before dismantling the headquarters and taking down the “Giant Steps” work. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Colorful kites fly over the riverfront with the backdrop of the Renaissance Center and the Downtown Detroit skyline Wednesday evening, May 3, 2017. The pop-up event was a gathering for the Detroit Kite Festival crew, who are promoting their July 16 event on Belle Isle. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Rob, of Inkster, sneaks a kiss on the cheek of his girlfriend Memoree Anderson, of Inkster, on the grassy space overlooking the Detroit River on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Saturday, May 27, 2017.

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Cadence Washington, 8 of Berkley, looks up at the partial solar eclipse from the lawn of the Michigan Science Center in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

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Firework spectators watch the 59th annual Ford Fireworks show in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Monday evening, June 26, 2017. Thousands gathered to watch the 10,000 pyrotechnic effects light up the sky from barges in the Detroit River.

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Four-year-old Maria Martinez, of Detroit, holds onto an tattered American flag during Michigan United’s press conference at its Detroit headquarters Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. The group of about 40 advocates and immigrants called for protection of immigrant and muslim community members after recent comments made by President Donald Trump.

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A man holds up a Confederate flag outside of the Little Caesars arena Tuesday evening in Detroit as protesters march past in objection to Kid Rock’s performance at the new arena in Downtown Detroit, Sept. 12, 2017. Around 200 protesters, organized by the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter, marched on Woodward Ave. before the concert in opposition of the Michigan-singer opening up the new arena to the public, noting his former use of the Confederate flag and criticism of a former NFL player for kneeling during the national anthem. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Kid Rock fans and supporters march around Little Caesars arena Tuesday evening in Detroit, stopping in front of Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant, to show their support for the Michigan artist who is performing his first of six shows opening up the new arena to the public, Sept. 12, 2017. Around 200 protesters, organized by the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter, marched on Woodward Ave. before the concert in opposition of the Michigan-singer opening up the new arena, noting his former use of the Confederate flag and criticism of a former NFL player for kneeling during the national anthem. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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(right) Sabria Pasha, of Sterling Heights, said her son 42-year-old Tony Hromez, who has lived in the U.S. since he was 3-years-old and has two young children, was detained during the recent ICE raids of primarily Chaldean immigrants. Pasha joined hundreds others outside the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building Friday in Downtown Detroit to protest the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in which 114 Iraqi nationals in Metro Detroit were detained and are facing deportation, June 16, 2017. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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(Left) Alesia Morris, of Detroit, and Marsha Cooper, of Detroit, march up Woodward Ave. rallying against Kid Rock’s performance at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Tuesday evening, Sept. 12, 2017. Around 200 protesters, organized by the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter, marched on Woodward Ave. before the concert in opposition of the Michigan-singer opening up the new arena to the public, noting his former use of the Confederate flag and criticism of a former NFL player for kneeling during the national anthem. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Suad Jazrawi, 77, kisses her relative Fawziya Bolus at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Tuesday night after her and her sister Sahira Jazrawi, 74, spent 5 years in Jordan waiting for their asylum in the U.S., Feb. 7, 2017. The sisters, originally from Iraq, were supposed to arrive last week but were delayed due to the executive order that stopped refugees from seven countries, including Iraq.

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Kristina Halawi, 8, is kissed by her great aunt Sahira Jazrawi, 74, after her arrival at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Tuesday night, Feb. 7, 2017. Jazrawi along with her sister Suad Jazrawi, 77, were supposed to arrive last week but were delayed due to the executive order that stopped refugees from seven countries, including Iraq were they are originally from. The pair spent 5 years in Jordan waiting to join their family in the U.S.

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Zahrija Purovic, 50, of Sterling Heights hugs her sister-in-law Anisa Alili after Purovic was informed by ICE agents that a stay of removal was not granted and she will be deported immediately from Detroit Metro Airport on Thursday evening, Nov. 9, 2017. “I understand if I am some criminal, but I don’t do nothing,” said Purovic outside of the airport, “I have my house, I work 7 days a week,” she said. Purvoic has no criminal record and a pending motion for a stay of removal in federal appeals court. She came from Montenegro to the U.S. when she was 19 years old. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A women sitting with the victims family reacts as Judge Dana Margaret Hathaway sentences Gregory Green, 50 of Dearborn Heights, to prison until he is at least 97 after pleading guilty to poisoning his two younger daughters with carbon monoxide and killing his two stepchildren and torturing his wife, March 1, 2017. Wednesday at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit, March 1, 2017. Green was sent to prison in 1992 after being convicted of fatally stabbing his previous wife and unborn baby. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Detroit City FC supporters cheer on their team during Friday night’s match against Grand Rapids FC at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, June 2, 2017. Detroit City FC defeated a 10-man Grand Rapids FC 3-1. Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Detroit City FC played their first game of 2017 at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck with 4,168 fans in attendance for the Friday evening match, May 7, 2017. Detroit City FC and Dayton tied 2-2 in the friendly preseason. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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A yellow flag files into the air at Wayne State University’s Adams Field with Detroit’s Fisher Building in the background during the Walled Lake Western and West Bloomfield game at the 2017 Zenith Prep Kickoff Classic Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Players run through the smoke at Detroit City FC’s first game of 2017 at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck with 4,168 fans in attendance for the Friday evening match, May 7, 2017. Detroit City FC and Dayton tied 2-2 in the friendly preseason. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Cass Tech #20 Matthew Richmond looks to the refree for the call he wants. Detroit Cass Tech defeated East English Village 72-67 in the district semifinals Wednesday at Grosse Pointe South High School, March 8, 2017. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit)

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Northville celebrates another score in their game against Rochester in the quarterfinals at Ernie Harwell Field at Wayne State University Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017.

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Grand Blanc #18 Ashton Cassel is tackled by friends after the win over Henry Ford II 2-1 in the D1 girls soccer semifinals Wednesday evening at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester, June 14, 2017.

 

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Sunshine, rainbows and techno fill Downtown Detroit for 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival

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The Detroit city skyline reflects in the sunglasses of Marlee Hanna, of Redford, on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza Saturday, May 27, 2017. More than 110 artists will perform across six stages in the three-day festival.

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A festival goer dances high above the crowd to British electronic music legend Carl Cox  on the Movement Main Stage on the final day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Jorden Marshall, 12 of Howell, cools off in the fountain on the last day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Rob, of Inkster, sneaks a kiss on his girlfriend Memoree Anderson, of Inkster, next to the Red Bull Music Academy stage on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Rapper Juicy J performs on the Red Bull Music Academy stage on day two of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Rodney Carter, of Ferndale, with his daughters 8-year-old Olivia, atop his shoulders, and 3-year-old Abigail at his side watch Jamie Jones performes at the Star Gate presented by Thump stage.

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Ila Mindell, of Detroit, dances to Soul Clap Live in the rain at the Movement Main Stage on the final day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Richie Hawtin closes out the Movement Main Stage on the first day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Kozma and Motu, of Detroit, take a break in the grass by the Red Bull Music Academy stage

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Shane McGrn, Diana Christ, both of Ohio, and Judy Choi, of Las Vegas, dance to Carl Cox at the Movement Main Stage.

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Clayton Lamburt, of Chicago, and Marie True, of New York, take a break on the final day of the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival.

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Monni Raphael, of Shkiniikwe, Mich., takes a photo of Testpilot, better known as Deadmau5, at the Movement Main Stage on day two of the festival.

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Detroit rapper Danny Brown performs on the Red Bull Music Academy stage.

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Kai Alce closes out the Made in Detroit stage on the first day of 2017 Movement.

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Oliver Sykes, of Louisiana, break dances to The Belleville Three at the Movement Main Stage.

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Cajmere greets a friend while performing at the Star Gate presented by Thump stage.

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One week in March

Images made from Wednesday, March 8 to March 15. Presented in chronological order of events.

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It was a really busy week in Detroit.

Two large weather events impacted the area over these seven days. On Wednesday, March 8 high winds caused 600,000 to lose power leaving widespread damage across the state in the “second largest weather event” in the history of Detroit-based DTE Energy. Then winter returned with storm Stella, bringing around 4 inches of snow and slick roads.

An arson fire was made devastatingly worse by high winds, hindering firefighting efforts. Five people were killed in the fire in an east side apartment. Another fire hit closer to home, as flames shot out of a fully involved house in transition of being restored, damaging the two 100-year-old homes on either side in the historic neighborhood of Woodbridge. The house was a total loss, no one was injured.

Along with these spot news events, it was playoffs week for high school basketball, the top high school female basketball athlete was honored, Ariana Grande and The Flaming Lips came to town to perform, Corktown celebrated at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and President Trump made his first visit to Michigan since December flying into DTW.

Wednesday evening, March 15 two police officers were shot while investigating a man walking in a southwest Detroit neighborhood. The officers were part of a Special Operations Team working on an increase in nonfatal shootings believed to be spurred by narcotics activity, while also continuing the investigation into the killing of Wayne State Police Officer Collin Rose, who was shot in the head by a suspect on a bicycle Nov. 22 just eight blocks.

Police arrested the shooting suspect, who had suffered a gun shot wound in the earlier incident with police, just after 11 p.m. nearby. Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday the two officers are in stable condition.

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An ongoing series on Detroit City FC and their colorful soccer supporter group, the Northern Guard.

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Alex Spawr, 31, of Clawson and Katie Forzley, 28, of Troy, tied the knot during half time of Detroit City FC’s game against Buffalo FC at Cass Technical High School in Detroit Sunday afternoon, June 23. Along with their family, maid of honor and best man, 1,895 attendees and soccer hooligans cheered on the couple who wed at the half line. The couple, who met 14 years ago, has attended every DCFC match except one in the club’s two seasons. (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)

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