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Detroit Public Lighting


Power Outages Close More Than 2 Dozen Schools

DPS announced Tuesday that four Detroit public lighting substations have failures.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2014


Cold, Dark Detroit Schools Forced To Close Early Friday

Hundreds of west side Detroit students were sent home early after a power outage forced the closure of more than 30 schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2014

(credit: WWJ/Beth Fisher)

DTE Crews Deal With Snapped Pole, Down Lines

The weather was causing some problems for utility companies and police on Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2013

(credit: WWJ/Stephanie Davis, File)

Snyder Signs Bills For Detroit Transit, Lighting, Red Wings Arena

A lot of fanfare and a little protest in Detroit as Gov. Rick Snyder signed several bills that he says will help the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2012

Downtown Detroit (Getty Images)

Mich. Senate Approves Detroit Lighting Plan Bills

Let there be light! The Michigan Senate approved legislation Tuesday that brings the creation of a public lighting authority for Detroit one step closer to reality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2012

Mayor Dave Bing, left; with Andy Dillon. (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

Bing Updates City Council On Planned Reforms

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing went before Detroit City Council on Monday, for the first time in months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2012


Michigan Senate Takes No Action On Lighting Bills

State senators have failed to act on three bills Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says are critical to his plan to update the city’s aging street lighting system.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/15/2012

File photo. (WWJ/Vickie Thomas)

Bing Offers Plan To Light Darkened Detroit Streets

Mayor Dave Bing has announced a plan aimed at lighting some of Detroit’s most darkened streets and freeways.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/10/2012

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Legislation Aims To Illuminate A Darkened Detroit

With an estimated 60 percent of street lights out in the Detroit a Michigan lawmaker says she has a possible solution to the city’s chronic public lighting problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/28/2012

Dave Bing (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Mayor Bing, Council To Meet In Closed Session

Detroit City Council will meet privately with Mayor Dave Bing on Wednesday to discuss several issues, including city finances.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2011