muckraker report

Up to 100,000 Detroiters could lose homes to tax foreclosure in 2015

Up to 100,000 Detroiters could lose homes to tax foreclosure in 2015

A crippling wave of tax foreclosures is about to bore down on Detroit.…

City pays millions to private contractor with chronic problems, probes death threats

City pays millions to private contractor with chronic problems, probes death threats

The Detroit construction firm was accused of causing a preventable death while working for the city, and then made death threats of their own this weekend. …

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…

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…

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