muckraker report

Detroit officers seize goats, chickens from sobbing homeowner over ‘farm’ ordinance

Detroit officers seize goats, chickens from sobbing homeowner over ‘farm’ ordinance

When David and Sky Brown bought a house for $2,000 on Detroit's west side, they never expected to have problems for having a few goats and chickens.…

Chunks of Wurlitzer crash down on People Mover tracks in downtown Detroit

Chunks of Wurlitzer crash down on People Mover tracks in downtown Detroit

Workers on a crane were gently removing bricks from the building on Broadway when some of the facade came tumbling down. …

Mural crackdown could have spelled trouble for these 30 murals

Mural crackdown could have spelled trouble for these 30 murals

Murals are important in Detroit. They adorn decaying building, memorialize loved ones and spread messages of hope. …

No more excuses: Negligent owners begin removing hazards from Wurlitzer

No more excuses: Negligent owners begin removing hazards from Wurlitzer

After thumbing their noses at a judge's orders for more than three years, the negligent owners of the…

‘Tricycle Collective’ aims to save 10 families from losing homes to tax foreclosure

‘Tricycle Collective’ aims to save 10 families from losing homes to tax foreclosure

Michele Oberholtzer was surveying tax-foreclosed properties in Detroit when she was shocked by the number of homes still…

Mayor Duggan lifts fines leveled against Grand River Creative Corridor, apologizes

Mayor Duggan lifts fines leveled against Grand River Creative Corridor, apologizes

The mayor personally apologized to some of the building owners who received citations. …

Vacant Detroit fire station littered with records, ravaged by thieves

Vacant Detroit fire station littered with records, ravaged by thieves

Thieves stole copper plumbing, wiring, fixtures and pipes, while the city left tens of thousands of records behind.…

Wurlitzer still crumbling, but Mayor Duggan helps coffee shop with water

Wurlitzer still crumbling, but Mayor Duggan helps coffee shop with water

A judge and attorney who own the dilapidated Wurlitzer high-rise continue to defy orders to remove shedding bricks…

Wayne County begins foreclosure process on a whopping 80,000 properties

Wayne County begins foreclosure process on a whopping 80,000 properties

One of every five Detroit properties in Detroit are in the process of foreclosure under an unprecedented effort…

Detroit demands $12,000-plus for e-mails between Mayor Duggan & EM Orr

Detroit demands $12,000-plus for e-mails between Mayor Duggan & EM Orr

This is the third time in two months that the Duggan administration has demanded that we pay thousands…

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