Jul 22, 2014 — The vote marked a major step in moving the city's bankruptcy forward. Retired police and firefighters overwhelmingly approved some cuts in their pensions.
Jul 22, 2014 — From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.
May 23, 2014 — The court overturned a decision by Michigan's secretary of state declaring the congressman ineligible because of problems with his nominating petitions.
May 13, 2014 — A local election official says the Detroit Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House since 1965, failed to collect enough valid signatures.
Feb 21, 2014 — All told, the plan proposed by the city's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will cut the city's debt and liabilities by $18 billion.
Jan 21, 2014 — Drew Philip made waves this month by explaining to the Internet why he bought a house in struggling Detroit for $500. In his much-discussed story for Buzzfeed, Philip said that he is part of "another Detroit," one where people are working to help each other and save their city.
Dec 19, 2013 — The case has put race relations in the spotlight once again. Theodore Wafer of suburban Dearborn Heights has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Renisha McBride. The African-American teen knocked on Wafer's door late one night. He says the shooting was an accident.
Dec 3, 2013 — The largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history took a step forward Tuesday when a judge said the city can go forward with its Chapter 9 bankruptcy case. Now a manager will work to cut pension costs and make deals with creditors. Detroit is $18.5 billion in debt.
Nov 15, 2013 — Prosecutors in Michigan are charging a man with second-degree murder over an incident in which Renisha McBride, 19, was shot in the face after knocking on a door in a suburb west of Detroit. Theodore Wafer has reportedly told police that he feared a break-in.
Sep 23, 2013 — The already beleaguered, bankrupt city has gotten even more bad publicity from stories saying there are 50,000 homeless dogs roaming its streets. The first wave of reports from a dog census done over the weekend, though, signal there are far fewer. Still, loose dogs are a big problem in the city.