GM charges up new unit to sell electric delivery vans, gear
This photo provided by General Motors shows EP1 electric pallet. General Motors is forming a new business unit to tap the market for delivery vehicles and equipment powered by electricity. Then GM will roll out a clean electric delivery van. Showing Wall Street’s fascination with electric vehicles, GM shares rose to their highest intraday price since the company left bankruptcy protection in 2010. GM has pledged to roll out 30 new electric vehicles globally and spend $27 billion developing them by 2025.
Family in shock after mother of seven killed in triple-shooting on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – Family members of 32-year-old Janea Fletcher, a mother of seven, are heartbroken after finding out she was shot and killed early Friday morning. “I don’t know what to say, what to do,” Lightfood said. I don’t know. “She has seven kids, like I really don’t know what to do. “Don’t nobody like to hear about death, especially when a mother of seven is involved,” Jones said.
Silkroad's new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens
Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face and a fresh sense of purpose. Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is Silkroad's new artistic director, taking the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the group two decades ago, Silkroad said Tuesday. The 43-year-old North Carolina native is the first woman and first multiracial artist to lead Silkroad. In addition to her enormous musical talent, she fosters an immense social consciousness and creates unity through her art," said Kathy Fletcher, Silkroad's executive director. Silkroad has recorded seven albums, including Sing Me Home, which won a Grammy in 2016 for best world music.
Street closures to know about heading into Ann Arbor Art Fair week
Ann Arbor's Main Street during the 59th Ann Arbor Art Fair on July 21, 2018. (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)ANN ARBOR - From Townie Party to the Ann Arbor Art Fair, next week will see more downtown street closures than any other week out of the year. Ann Arbor Art FairWhen: 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, through Monday, July 22Liberty from South Ashley to South State Street; Ashley Street, Fourth Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Division Street will remain open to through traffic. Thayer, from North University, including the North University intersection, to East Washington. South State Street from East Washington Street to Madison.