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.
Short on teachers and promising all schools can get gym and art classes next year, Detroit officials are traveling the nation to find teachers
The Detroit school district has been using a curriculum that’s ‘an injustice to the children of Detroit’ — but it’s not alone.
A deadline is approaching to designate poor areas for tax breaks in Detroit and across the state. So why are some more affluent areas being included?
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans unveiled a new Southeast Michigan transportation plan after months of meetings with Macomb and Oakland county leaders
Mortgages are up more than a third in the city, but the housing comeback has left out entire swaths of Detroit. City leaders urge patience.
Five reasons why mortgage lending is so tricky in the Motor City, and a few things being done to overcome the hurdles.
Detroit is offering new homes to residents to leave a tucked-away, forlorn corner of the city to make way for the Gordie Howe International Bridge
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?