Detroit

Protesters Sue Detroit, City Pledges to Countersue

Protesters against police brutality sued the city for the use of excessive force. The city’s top lawyer said he was “pleased to hear” of the lawsuit—because the city plans to countersue.

In a City That Was a Coronavirus Hotspot, More Public Employees Will Return to Work

Hundreds of workers in Detroit saw their pay and hours slashed in recent weeks as the city reeled from the virus outbreak.

An Airport Fully Embraces 'Terminal Tourism'

Non-ticketed visitors can accompany loved ones to their gates at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the latest to establish a pass program to allow non-passengers past security.

Can the Most Stubbornly Suburban of Suburbs Make a More Urban Future?

Oakland County, Michigan, has long spurned transit and kept Detroit at arm’s length. But new county executive David Coulter isn’t afraid of density.

Detroit Gears Up for Decennial Effort to Avoid Census Undercounting

In a city with a long history of population losses, Mayor Mike Duggan announces the city’s point person to lead community outreach to promote the 2020 count.

Detroit’s Long-Term Budget Stability Finds Firmer Fiscal Footing

“Eliminating this debt cliff removes another major roadblock for Detroit’s long-term recovery,” according to Mayor Mike Duggan.

From Fear to Fun, Detroit Shifts Halloween Focus

The city is discontinuing its anti-arson patrols in favor of community- and kid-friendly Halloween events.

Owning Real Estate Has Not Panned Out for Many African-Americans

In nearly a fifth of the ZIP codes where most homeowners are black, home values have decreased since 2000, compared with only 2 percent of ZIP codes where black homeowners are not the majority.

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

The Knight Foundation aims to take projects out of the hands of car companies in five cities.

Detroit's Plan to Revitalize Public Transit

The strategic plan proposes 82 steps to be completed in a five-year time period.

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Shut-Offs for All Detroit Schools

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There’s a Shortage of Welders. Will More Women Fill the Gap?

Past efforts to attract women to welding have had underwhelming results. New programs aim to change that.

Detroit Residents Can Receive Free Condoms By Mail

The program, which began in April, has distributed roughly 6,000 condoms.

How Exposed Is Your State to Trade Tensions?

More than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s report.

6 Pilots the Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative May Deploy

The public-private partnership wants one up and running in the next six months.

Detroit Reaches Major Fiscal Milestone

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Community-Driven Approaches to Equity to Receive $10M to Grow

The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative have teamed up to create the Communities Thrive Challenge, which will have 10 winners.

A Blue-Collar Version of Silicon Valley Takes Root in the Midwest

After years in the doldrums, the fortunes of Midwestern metro areas are rising.

The Humble Microbus May Become the Leading Edge of the AV Revolution

“Just the fact that there are number of AV microbus experiments already up and running suggests there is indeed a problem to be solved,” according to tech analyst Mark Rogowsky.

Bipartisan Plan Aims to End One of Michigan’s Dubious Distinctions

Drivers in the Great Lakes State have paid the nation’s highest auto insurance rates, described as “a surcharge on people who have low socioeconomic status.”