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.
Once a haven for Hungarian immigrants, the slice of Southwest Detroit is hanging by a thread in the future home of the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Explore the neighborhood through this slideshow.
A month after trying to woo other Democrats to run against Whitmer, Detroit’s mayor threw his enviable political muscle behind the party frontrunner
Just because the Detroit City Council isn’t a laughingstock doesn’t mean its members are a rubber stamp for the mayor, Brenda Jones insists.
Group wants more money for students living in poverty and disabilities. But will it fly?
A few weeks ago, a breakthrough was near for a regional transit plan in southeast Michigan. Now, talks have frayed, and some wonder if a smaller plan is better than none.
Police state or good government? That’s the debate as Detroit considers requiring businesses install live camera feeds.
Elected officials this month to propose changes to the Regional Transit Authority in anticipation of November tax request.
Budget problems have eliminated a reward program to catch arsonists.
Two experts talk gentrification. One hopes downtown development can help everyone. Another says neighborhoods are collapsing.
Rich people aren’t displacing residents. Poor people are going from one bad situation to another.
Wealth is returning after decades. Now is the time to discuss policies so developments help everyone.
The state has placed more than three dozen struggling schools on notice: Improve, or else. Can Alisanda Woods beat the clock?
The digital divide is real. And poor residents are being left behind.
A grieving sister. A brilliant lawyer. A conflicted son. These are the stories behind the film out on DVD next week. Only in Bridge.
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.