Matthew Dolan, Detroit Free Press

Matthew Dolan

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

False active shooter reports spark high tension at University of Michigan

The reports caused people to shelter in classrooms and tied up Ann Arbor campus for hours. → Read More

Torchbearer for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. laid to rest in Detroit

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died on this man's birthday. So Detroit's Rudy Baker decided to give new life to King's voice. → Read More

Critics want Huntington Woods Library to end Drag Queen Story Time

A self-described conservative city commissioner in Huntington Woods wants to end a children's story hour hosted by drag queens → Read More

'Blizzard-like' storm hits Midwest, could bring 5 to 8 inches to parts of Michigan

According to an update from the National Weather Service, parts of Michigan could get up to 8 inches of snow Sunday evening going into Monday morning. → Read More

Plans in the works for this prime downtown Detroit building

Wayne County reaches a tentative agreement to sell a downtown Detroit office building near Campus Martius for $4.65 million to the Elia Group → Read More

All of Detroit's 43 funeral homes just got inspected: What state found

State inspectors finished citywide inspection of all 43 funeral homes, but found just minor violations. → Read More

U-M board incumbents ousted, Democrats take 2 board seats

Incumbent Republicans Andrea Fischer Newman and Andrew Richner lose seats on University of Michigan board; Jordan Acker and Paul Brown to take place → Read More

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder creates team to investigate funeral homes

Complaints about Michigan's mortuary industry are rising in the wake of a scandal that has closed funeral homes and reopened families' old wounds. → Read More

Nurses confront University of Michigan leaders as strike looms

Nurses at the University of Michigan voted to authorize a strike. Here's the latest on a possible walkout. → Read More

Michigan president Mark Schlissel gets 3.5% raise, new contract on way

Mark Schlissel is in the fourth year of his 5-year contract. Board members approved a 3.5% raise for him and said a new five-year deal is coming soon → Read More

Here's the skinny at the deep-fried Michigan State Fair

Sure there are deep-friend Oreos and racing pigs. But the Michigan State Fair is also a salute to the state's rich agricultural bounty. → Read More

Michigan football saw Paris. The donor's family scored millions

University of Michigan alumnus Donald C. Graham helped pay for the university's football team trip to France. His contribution came after U-M invested $102 million in his son's private equity funds. → Read More

U-M board to consider pulling investment decisions from public meetings

The University of Michigan board will consider making investment decisions a private staff matter instead of board at public meeting → Read More

Family thanks the trooper who saved them nearly 40 years ago

Former Michigan State Trooper Harry Norman rescued two children from a car engulfed in flames. The family tracked him down nearly 40 years later to express their gratitude. → Read More

Family Thanks Michigan Trooper Who Saved Them Nearly 40 Years Ago

"Not without my brother": That's what Marisa Lesko shouted as Michigan State Trooper Harry Norman struggled to free the 3-year-old while her older brother was also trapped inside their burning car in Livonia nearly 40 years ago. → Read More

Family thanks the trooper who saved them nearly 40 years ago

He was a young trooper on patrol. They were a family trapped in a burning car. This is what happened nearly 40 years ago, and how they just reunited. → Read More

Prized pooches pampered, praised at Detroit Kennel Club annual show

Imagine winning the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby. The breeder of Westminster's latest best in show breaks down what it takes to lead the pack. → Read More

March for Our Lives in Michigan: Thousands gather for tighter gun control

Thousands called for more gun control at March for Our Lives events across Michigan, sister marches to the one held in Washington. → Read More

Not a record, but still a strong showing: Detroit auto show attracts more than 800,000

The numbers were good but not record breaking as 809,161 ticketed customers attended the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. → Read More

Robots descending on Michigan industrial workplaces in record numbers

Part of a growing trend, a Michigan auto parts supplier is installing "collaborative" robots in bid to boost efficiency. Workers hope the move makes the company competitive, boosting job security. → Read More