In-depth reporting on Michigan's largest city and surrounding communities, including deep dives into the big changes afoot in Detroit, its schools, neighborhoods, institutions and city hall.
Since 2014, the city has shut taps on 100,000 homes. Even so, shutoffs are way down this year.
Teacher shortages and poaching of talent among traditional and charter schools hurts students in the low-performing school district.
Detroit city clerk candidate who lost by 1,482 votes wants absentee votes recounted.
Democracy isn’t pretty. It’s even less so in Detroit, so experts are urging audits of balloting to restore faith in elections.
Clerk candidate Garlin Gilchrist says he’s concerned about reports of irregularities and may seek a recount in his narrow loss Tuesday.
Few surprises in Detroit, Flint and other cities. Here are takeaways from Tuesday’s elections.
She grew up in America, married an American and had an American baby. Her story could hold lessons to Dreamers worried about deportation. (video)
Undocumented immigrants are increasingly ‘self-deporting,’ returning to Mexico or other countries and forsaking the American Dream. (video)
Deportation split his family in two. Now, he’s surrounded by shanties and homes without running water. (video)
Rampant turnover has schools yearning for teachers and turning to bonuses and penalties. Research shows the instability is bad for kids.
Watch the debate right here on Bridge with the incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan and challenger state Senator Coleman Young II.
Bridge Magazine examines four corners of Detroit. The numbers say the city is improving. The people sometimes tell another story.
Cheap homes are attracting new residents. But dumping, crime and a feeling of disconnection from City Hall pervade this far-west neighborhood.
City Hall has spent four years demolishing hundreds of homes in this northeast neighborhood. Many more remain.
Detroit is planning big changes to a little neighborhood near Belle Isle. Some wonder who will benefit.
In one of city’s most self-reliant neighborhoods, City Hall plans improvements as old brick homes get new owners.
Maurice Cox’s plan for the city: Make its biggest weakness a strength.
A law was supposed to stop land speculators from buying homes at tax auctions. It hasn’t worked out that way.
He has a name, but little money. So Young relies on his speeches in his uphill climb to unseat incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan.
A Bridge analysis shows that police responses to emergencies are roughly the same in all neighborhoods, but vary wildly for lesser crimes.