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.
Statewide GOP candidates are gaining ground as Trump becomes more popular; a state trooper broke down over the death of a Detroit teenager; first marijuana dispensary opens under new law; and more.
Garlin Gilchrist II, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, has repeatedly failed to pay his Detroit property taxes and only made the latest payment following news reports about his dilapidated apartment building.
Scientology HQ in Detroit, Farrakhan on reparations, 8 school board candidates: Your Monday morning briefing
Scientology opened its new downtown Detroit headquarters; Nation of Islam’s Farrakhan links climate change with reparations; and eight candidates are running for Detroit’s public school board.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette called Saturday for the resignation of Garlin Gilchrist II, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, over the conditions of his blighted apartment building in Detroit.
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.
Whitmer’s lead for governor, calls for fire commissioner’s removal, food stamps: Your Thursday morning briefing
Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer maintains a strong lead; the head of the Detroit firefighters union is calling for the commissioner to be fired over bizarre new policy; and bad news for unemployed people hoping to get food assistance.
Cop-involved shooting, Kanye in Detroit, raising age to buy tobacco: Your Wednesday morning briefing
State police are investigating a Detroit officer-involved shooting; Kanye West takes a tour of greater downtown Detroit; and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whimter wants to raise the legal age to buy tobacco.
Legalized pot in Michigan, roadwork standoff ends, ICE delays deportation: Your Friday morning briefing
Your Friday morning briefing: Voters widely support ballot proposal to legalize recreational marijuana; roadwork will resume following the standoff over a labor dispute; and a Nigerian immigrant can stay in Detroit – for now.
$90M train station, Dem candidate accused of theft, Schuette on Kavanaugh: Your Tuesday morning briefing
Ford pays $90 million for the long-abandoned train station; Democratic candidate for key seat is accused of embezzlement; and Bill Schuette says Senate should vote on the Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assaults.