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Saunteel Jenkins

Michigan and Detroit: A Troubled Relationship

Stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 07.31.2013 | Detroit

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

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 ...

Hantz Farm Deal Held Up

Posted 11.08.2012 | Detroit

A Detroit City Council committee Thursday morning tabled a debate over the controversial sale of 1,956 vacant lots to Hantz Farms, a company owned by ...

Wayne State Symposium Tackles Corporatization, Privatization, Emergency Managers

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.22.2012 | Detroit

Organizers of a Friday event at Wayne State University in Detroit say state lawmakers have responded to the recent wave of economic hardship facing Mi...

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.

Simone Landon

Council Cuts Christmas Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

City retirees won't be receiving extra cash from the city pension plan this holiday season after Detroit City Council voted Tuesday to prevent the cit...

Potential State Takeover Looms Over Detroit

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

Detroit must cut $200 million in spending or face a takeover by the state of Michigan, Mayor Dave Bing said on Tuesday. With the city's populat...