Detroit passes its own gun control measure aimed at ammunition; city’s struggling schools pose a danger to economic revival; and more lower-income people will be eligible for property tax exemptions.
Duggan’s administration understated the level of abandonment in Detroit; Ben Carson’s name likely to be removed from public school; Gilbert sells Greektown Casino.
Toxic water in Detroit’s schools, fighting Schuette endorsement, legalized pot: Your Thursday morning briefing
Your Thursday morning briefing: More than half of Detroit’s public schools now have dangerous levels of lead and copper. Schuette endorsement causes backlash. Legalized pot won’t protect your job.
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.
A federal lawsuit claims Mayor Duggan conspired with the school board to deprive residents of the right to vote on whether billionaire Pistons owner Tom Gores should receive more than $55 million in public financing.
The head of the River Rouge School District is one of two finalists for the superintendent’s job in Detroit.
WSU Board of Governors member Dana Thompson criticized the administration for tuition increases, a lack of transparency and the failure to present a serious and realistic plan to reverse the steep decline in black undergraduate enrollment.
Grosse Pointe schools have something in common with Detroit and Flint classrooms – dangerous levels of lead.
Gov. Snyder was sued for a second time this week, this time for his role in the deterioration of Detroit’s schools.
Gov. Snyder ordered state officials to withhold alarming evidence that Flint schools had dangerous levels of lead in their drinking water, according to new e-mails.