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.
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.
Aug 23, 2013 — Rescue groups and others dealing with a real problem — packs of stray dogs in many parts of the city — are inflating the figures, a Detroit journalist argues.
Aug 22, 2013 — The Packard plant, which once symbolized the might of America's auto industry, is at risk of heading to auction if a pending development deal fails. If that happens, The Detroit Free Press reports, the 35-acre site could eventually be sold "for as little as $21,000."
Aug 21, 2013 — Pit bulls dominate the population. But smaller, aggressive dogs are problems as well. "It's like Chihuahuaville," one mail carrier tells Bloomberg News of a neighborhood on her route.
Aug 20, 2013 — NPR correspondent and former All Things Considered co-host Noah Adams recalls a day he spent with the famed crime writer in Detroit.
Jul 31, 2013 — The only voices in a TV broadcast of last night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals came from the field and the stands. FOX Sports Detroit offered fans "Natural Sounds at Comerica Park" as an alternative to its regular telecast.