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.
Six candidates vie Tuesday to succeed the civil rights icon from Michigan who stepped down last year. Here’s what voters need to know.
Clerk says John Conyers III can’t run as an Independent. His last shot to fill his father’s seat would be a write-in campaign.
The Regional Transit Authority board’s inaction Thursday means that yet another proposal to improve regional transportation has died.
Jobs are leaving the suburbs for Detroit, reviving age-old ‘us versus them’ feuding among regional leaders.
A decade of funding cuts have eliminated play time at Detroit schools serving 6,000 kids. But new leaders say hiring more teachers should eliminate the problem.
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.