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.
Oakland County won’t support putting a $5 billion transit plan on the ballot this fall, leaving Metro Detroit's RTA scrambling to figure out a plan for 2019 or 2020.
Monique Baker McCormick’s 10-year campaign for Wayne County Commission is a primer on dirty political tricks. She’s learned well, but at what cost?
The nation’s poorest big city gave the Pistons millions in financial incentives. The team is giving big to education, arts and food charities. But is it enough?
Developments were given tens of millions in tax credits to build in Detroit, only to create jobs that pay $10 an hour. Not enough for residents to enjoy dining or entertainment in their own city. Increasingly, city officials are saying ‘enough.’
Low pay is one reason Detroit is considered a ‘child care desert,’ and the situation is getting worse: 200 home providers went out of business in the past 12 months.
Rising rents and tax breaks for developers revive Detroit gentrification fears. But city insiders also note easier access to loans and new business in some long-dormant neighborhoods.
In a new book, scholar Alan Mallach argues Detroit should welcome newcomers and spend more money training workers and less money building stadiums.
Nearly 10,000 blocks of Detroit have been studied to determine whether home values are likely to surge, or are too far gone. How does yours fare?
A veteran first-grade teacher has seen her classroom shrink from 37 students to 23, and teachers now have more time to plan lessons.
Tax foreclosures are decreasing in Detroit, but residents are still losing their homes for less than $1,000 debts.
The first year of Detroit’s first mass transit in a half-century saw frequent stoppages and low ridership. Hear a conversation about the QLine’s troubles
A movement is afoot to grant protected status to Historic Fort Wayne in time for the opening of the Gordie Howe International Bridge in Detroit.
Coleman Young’s limo and Lee Iacocca’s Lincoln are stashed in a discreet warehouse on Detroit's Historic Fort Wayne, which some want to make a national park. (slideshow)
Detroit's Delray neighborhood is dying by the day to make room for the Gordie Howe International Bridge crossing to Canada. But not everyone says they’re getting a fair shake.
Slideshow: The Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry offers a vista of Detroit’s industrial past and future that is rarely seen elsewhere.
The streetcar system attracted barely half of its projected riders for several months. Operators are confident it will become an asset.
Amid seminars on retirement costs and finance, budget officials learn how to ward off a gunman during a school conference in Detroit. Another colorful stop on the Michigan Truth Tour.
Listen to Chastity Pratt-Dawsey discuss efforts in Lansing to allow Detroit to recoup training money from new cops who split for suburban departments.
Residents of the MorningSide neighborhood are telling their own stories and crafting their own narratives.
For years, Detroit has trained police recruits only to watch them split for the suburbs. A proposed bill would require them to repay the city.