How fast do police come when you call? That depends on where you live. And if you live in Detroit’s poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhoods, you’re likely going to wait for a long time.
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.
Detroit’s Head Start threatened, death of malls, failed redevelopments: Your Monday morning briefing
Detroit’s Head Start providers could lose funding; malls are under threat of closing; and a Detroit group that pledged to spend $258 million on the east side has neglected the area.
Your morning news: Detroit Councilman Leland is target of federal subpoena; Detroit once again is America’s poorest city; and Michelle Obama is headed to Detroit.
What you need to know today: How Detroit schools plan to fix elevated levels of lead and copper; ICE plans to deport a deaf Nigerian immigrant living in Detroit; and the universities of Michigan and Harvard team up to tackle poverty and the opioid crisis in the Motor City.
Duggan, who has yet to develop a plan to combat poverty, won’t square off with Coleman Young II, and the mayor has found a way to blame his opponent.
Few journalists are willing to tackle the complex issues of race, poverty and community in Detroit like Bankole Thompson.
Instead of becoming the next trendy spot for new Detroiters, the apartments will be rented to low-income workers because of strong efforts to combat gentrification.
Barney Johnson didn’t think he’d have a warm meal on Thanksgiving.
Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr defended the shutoffs and urged protesters to end the “hysteria.”