Author archive for Michigan Radio

  • Crime in Detroit neighborhoods: Blight and illegal dumping

    One of the big issues in Detroit is blight. People walking away from their properties or foreclosures are the…

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  • Crime in Detroit neighborhoods: Expanding the Green Light initiative

    The Detroit Police Department started promoting its Green Light initiative in January of 2016. It began as a response…

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  • Crime in Detroit neighborhoods: Where are the police?

    Detroit’s reputation as a high crime city has not gone away, but its crime rate is down substantially. It’s…

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  • Chaldean community leader: Deporting Iraqi Christians could be a “death sentence”

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested dozens of Chaldeans.

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  • The Future of Most Business Districts Outside of Downtown Detroit Is Uncertain

    There are small business districts throughout Detroit that are barely hanging on.

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  • Detroit’s socio-economic laboratory: Morningside

    Private foundations are testing projects to see what might spark neighborhood revival.

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  • Struggling neighborhoods watch as Detroit invests in better neighborhoods first

    Many Detroit neighborhoods need help. A lot of blocks are little more than a couple of occupied homes, a…

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  • The Sanctuary Network

    At least eight Michigan houses of worship announced plans to form a “sanctuary network” on Tuesday. The congregations say…

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  • Tale of two cities: Despite rebound, study says Detroit short 100,000 jobs

    The conventional wisdom has been that Detroit is recovering, but there’s a major flaw in that assessment. If anything,…

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  • The ravaging of Detroit neighborhoods by tax foreclosures

    Downtown Detroit is in a revival, but neighborhoods across the city are still declining. One of the reasons is…

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