Mayor Mike Duggan and his political machine recruited a team of well-funded allies to run for a commission that will have authority to dramatically change how the city operates and how much input residents have.
Absentee voting is touted as an easy, convenient alternative to standing in long lines at the polling stations, but what happens after you drop the ballot in the mail raises serious questions about the most fundamental promises of democracy.
The Archdiocese of Detroit was aware of horrific cases of sexual abuse by priests – and did nothing. Here’s how the archdiocese’s newspaper played a role in the cloak of silence, and what happened when one editor spoke out.
Part 1 of an ongoing series about political donations: Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon was elected to enforce the law, but when it comes to raising money for political office, he is among the most brazen scofflaws in the state.
Mayor Duggan spent $1.2 million on his re-election bid since November, shelling out money to more than 225 people, including his son and an ex-felon, for work ranging from canvassing neighborhoods to conducting telephone polls.
Duggan’s fundraising prowess raises serious questions about his influence with outsiders and those who have contributed heavily to Republican candidates, including Donald Trump, Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Republican Party.
Why Dallas’ failing streetcars could spell trouble for Detroit.
New streetcars are slow, unreliable, over-budget, accident-prone and vulnerable to mechanical failures, according to an exhaustive examination of the nine systems that opened since 2013.
Dead trees played a major role in the largest breakout of fires in Detroit since at least 2010.
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