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Detroit Gives Workers Bonuses While City Battles Bankruptcy

Posted 12.14.2012 | Detroit

Sure, Detroit officials might be struggling to balance the city's books in a bid to avoid an emergency financial manager. But that hasn't stopped thos...

An Abandoned Detroit School, Now And Then

Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts

The past few decades haven't treated Detroit well. Media outlets have labeled the once thriving Motor City "a ghost town," referencing the dilapidated...

Dave Jamieson

Witness: Fox Contributor Goaded Protesters Before Being Punched

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

A Lansing man who joined the protests Tuesday against Michigan's controversial right-to-work legislation claims that Steven Crowder, the Fox News cont...

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Michigan Protests Turn Ugly WIth Pepper Spray, Punches

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The largely peaceful protests against right-to-work legislation that brought thousands of pro-union workers to Lansing, Mich., turned ugly at times on...

State Demolishes Detroiters' Recently Purchased Home

Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

Two local artists had their dreams bulldozed over by the state of Michigan earlier this week. Kristine Diven and Micho Detronik, who are involved w...

Does Hanukkah Hustle Harder In The D?

Posted 12.07.2012 | Detroit

It's time for Motown's Jewish community to get out the menorahs and get ready for a heap of Hanukkah happenings. Saturday marks the first night of the...

Suspicious Fire Torches Detroit Home Where 4 Were Killed

AP | Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- A fire official says a suspicious fire was set at a Detroit home where four people were found shot to death earlier this week. Senior Chie...

Police: AK-47 Robbers Could Be Responsible For String Of Hold-Ups

Posted 12.05.2012 | Detroit

A well-armed group of robbers hit two Detroit gas stations with assault rifles Tuesday in what may be part of a larger pattern of crimes. Police sa...

Billionaire Mike Ilitch Has Big Plans For Downtown

Posted 12.04.2012 | Detroit

Sports team owner and pizza billionaire Mike Ilitch wants to carve out another slice of downtown Detroit. Officials from Ilitich's Olympia Development...

Opening Date Announced For Michigan Science Center

Posted 12.04.2012 | Detroit

After changing its name and being closed for over a year, the former Detroit Science Center has finally set a date for its reopening. The museum, whic...

Two Detroit Docs On Shortlist For 2013 Oscar Nominations

Posted 12.04.2012 | Detroit

The Motor City could be getting some star treatment at the 2013 Academy Awards, thanks to two Detroit-centered films that are now being considered as ...

Phone Blackout Is Stopping Calls For One Detroit-Area Mobile Service Provider

Posted 12.03.2012 | Detroit

Metro Detroit AT&T customers experienced a temporary disruption of service Monday morning, but the issue has now been resolved. AT&T officials told...

How Detroit Murder Statistics Compare To Last Year

Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

It's a grim statistic, but murder is on the rise again in the Motor City. The figures for 2012 have already outpaced those for the whole of last year...

School Superintendent: New Mich. Education Bills Are "Fundamentally Wrong"

Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

The superintendent of a tony Metro Detroit suburb posted an alert on his official school website, warning parents about "a package of bills designed t...

Public Will Get Chance To Speak Out On Hantz Land Deal

Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

Detroiters who want to speak their minds on the proposed Hantz Woodlands land sale will have an opportunity to do so next month at a public hearing sp...

David Sands

House Republicans May Fight Mass Transit In Michigan

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 11.29.2012 | Detroit

Public transportation advocates are turning up the heat on lobbying efforts after the state Senate approved a bundle of legislation that would create ...

Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Will Head To Noel Night

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.28.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's Noel Night has been described as a "Christmas card come to life" because of the picturesque holiday ambience it brings to the city's Midtown...

Joy Resmovits

Custody Battle Over Beleaguered Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Brooke Harris, a teacher at Detroit's Mumford High School, is confused. The English and journalism teacher faces class sizes of 45, and her colleag...

State Rep. Who Claimed Obama Is A Muslim Pushes Anti-Sharia Law

Posted 11.26.2012 | Detroit

Supporters of an "anti-sharia" bill that's been sitting in Michigan's State House Judiciary Committee for over a year are pushing state lawmakers to p...

A Glimmer Of Light For Highland Parkers Left In The Dark

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.16.2013 | Detroit

Highland Park, Mich. has a streetlight problem of staggering proportions, but it's an issue that a small group of citizens believe they can remedy. ...

David Sands

Hantz Farms' Divisive Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council tabled discussion over the proposed sale of an enormous plot of city-owned land to the Hantz Farms development company at a marat...

David Sands

Divisive Hantz Farms Land Deal Could Be Nearing The Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

The name Hantz Farms conjures up strong reactions from many Detroiters -- especially those involved with the city's urban agriculture movement. After ...

Detroit School Board Acts Fast After PA 4 Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...

How Congressman Handled His Office's Robbery

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.13.2012 | Detroit

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) seems to be taking the recent burglary of his downtown Detroit office in stride. "I've had my personal residence brok...

Why Detroiters Voted To Decriminalize Marijuana

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.12.2012 | Detroit

A backer of a Detroit ballot proposal decriminalizing marijuana says that the decision of voters to pass the measure Tuesday didn't come as a shock to...