The Ilitches violated agreement to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in Detroit taxes; the Flint water crisis has gained little traction during the gubernatorial race; and a Shelby Township cop has been placed on leave after fatally shooting a man.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.