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How the Giants Collapsed

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

With the season only half over, the Giants still could end up with a playoff spot, but if they continue their losing ways for another week or two, even that will be unlikely.

A 50 Percent Increase in Parking Fines? Crazy Detroit

Toby Barlow | Posted 06.17.2014 | Detroit
Toby Barlow

Parking is not a profit engine. It is a service that should help local retailers, restaurants, and other businesses. It's a way to cycle traffic through and keep neighborhoods moving.

The Next Step in Working Toward a Thriving Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 08.26.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

In 2009, I chose to run for Detroit City Council because I believed that we could bring a new direction that Detroiters trust. Voters granted me the h...

We Must Reduce the Number of Crime Victims in Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 03.30.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

I am concerned that there are not sufficient strategies in place to reduce the number of crime victims in Detroit and change the perception that Detroit is not a safe city. In my view, there are 10 strategies to achieve the goal.

Detroit Is Moving Forward -- It's City Government That Is Broken

Gary A. Brown | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Detroit is not a broken-down city. We are not going to fall into the river. Let's be clear on this fact. It's city government that is broken.

The Sacrifices Continue Following September 11 Tragedy

Gary A. Brown | Posted 11.11.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Eleven years ago, our freedom was violated in a fatal, destructive manner. But we did not elevate to that level of hatred. Instead, we stood together with our fellow men, women and children to protect our nation and to recover.

Let's Be Honest, Detroit's Leadership Is Punchless, Powerless and Pointless

John K. Bennett | Posted 09.17.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

Detroit is suffering at the hands of a group with no frame of reference on how government is supposed to operate.

Comprehensive Veterans Hiring Handbook Available for Detroit and All Michigan-Based Employers

Gary A. Brown | Posted 08.14.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Military veterans offer employers the work ethic and unique training that may take your business to the next level. Through recent federal and state legislation there are also dollars attached to hiring veterans.

Detroit Police Restructuring Necessary to Curb Crime

Gary A. Brown | Posted 07.22.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Detroit continues to face a fiscal crisis. However, the issue to address crime in the neighborhoods is not about resources; it's about managing the resources. The crime affecting our neighborhoods is fixable.

Veterans May Learn About Benefits Available to Them This Saturday at John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Gary A. Brown | Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Detroit has one of the largest veteran populations in the nation. With a new group of veterans returning from the end of the Iraq deployment, we need to connect veterans and their families to the available benefits.

David Sands

Opponents To Consent Agreement Not Giving Up | David Sands | Posted 04.09.2012 | Detroit

Opponents of Detroit's consent agreement with the state of Michigan made a last-ditch effort Monday to get City Council to reverse their vote on the m...

Leadership and Implementation Will Repair Detroit Finances

Gary A. Brown | Posted 06.05.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Now that City Council approved the consent agreement, the real work begins. We must put meat on the bones to create a restructuring plan.

Consent Agreement Signals That Governor Snyder Wants Nothing to Do With Detroit

John K. Bennett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

It was thought by many that Detroit would get an emergency manager. Gov. Snyder spoke boldly of helping Detroit fix itself, and if he settles for a consent agreement it will clearly say that he has decided it's too much of a political risk.

Childhood Poverty in Detroit Tops 67 Percent and Detroit Tops List of Nation's Most Costly City Councils

Patricia Lesko | Posted 04.25.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

In Michigan's largest city, 67 percent of children live in poverty. How can they not? Unemployment in Detroit is thought to be close to 50 percent by the city's mayor.

Bing May Be Done but Don't Crown Pugh or Brown

John K. Bennett | Posted 02.19.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

It's becoming increasingly clear that it's game over for Mayor Bing. So now the push will begin: How to best deal with Mayor Bing, particularly at a time when the city is in such financial peril.

Emergency Manager Maybe the Best Thing to Happen to Detroit

John K. Bennett | Posted 02.11.2012 | Detroit
John K. Bennett

Mayor Bing and others have made the statement that Detroit should be run by Detroiters. The only problem with Mayor Bing's statement is when you have unqualified Detroiters operating Detroit.