Valerie Vande Panne

Valerie Vande Panne

Valerie Vande Panne is an award-winning freelance journalist. She is the former editor-in-chief of Detroit’s altweekly, the Metro Times, and has covered Detroit’s alternative economies for Bloomberg.

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“The money in the state is going somewhere.” And the answer to where it’s going, he says, is in “the hands of the one percent.” (Photo: @StephMontelongo/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
How Privatization Sparked the Massive Oklahoma Teacher Uprising
On April 2, an estimated 30,000 Oklahoma teachers walked out of schools across the state, some traveling hundreds of miles to the capital to protest. This momentum has not stopped: At the time of this writing, teachers are marching—by foot—from Tulsa to Oklahoma City . Across the state, they are...
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Sandra Turner-Handy discusses the incinerator's role in Detroit's air pollution problem. Views
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Smells Like Environmental Racism
One morning in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, I saw the air turn a heavy yellowish-green, like a thick fog. It stunk so badly, it hurt to breathe. Those who braved traveling through it risked nausea and even vomiting. Kim Schroeder remembers countless days in recent summers when her children haven...
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