Author archive for Michigan Radio

  • Iraqi nationals challenging deportation win key ruling

    The government must release detainees who don’t get a bond hearing by Feb. 2.

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  • The long road to renovating a neighborhood jewel

    Detroit neighborhoods try to figure how to remake their communities. One is pinning hopes on something it still has that…

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  • 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 base…

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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 to…

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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 been…

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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 few…

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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 they’ll…

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