Author archive for Michigan Radio

  • Detroit man sues Little Caesar’s Arena construction firm, alleges “Mississippi-style racism”

    “This is just Mississippi-style racism in the city of Detroit…”

  • Detroit rolls out plan to bring rental properties up to code

    Detroit updated and strengthened its rental ordinance last year, after letting it largely go unenforced for years.

  • 2018 Detroit auto show kicks off, and it’s all about trucks

    The Ford F-150 has been the top-selling truck and industry standard-bearer for many decades now.

  • Detroiters looking for help with water bills hit barriers, funding confusion

    By Sarah Cwiek | Michigan Radio Detroiters looking for help with their water bills are hitting some barriers, as a…

  • Still no resolution for Detroit water protesters: “It’s not just unusual, it’s unlawful.”

    By Sarah Cwiek | Michigan Radio Why has a criminal misdemeanor case involving seven Detroit protesters been stalled for nearly…

  • DPS board meets for the last time, as “old” school district is eliminated

    By Sarah Cwiek | Michigan Radio The Detroit Public Schools’ board of education met for the final time ever on…

  • Detroit's new Red Wings arena under construction. RICK BRIGGS

    Detroit could see competing community benefits proposals on the ballot

    By Sarah Cwiek, July 13, 2016 Detroiters may get to choose between two, competing ballot proposals in November. Both lay…

  • A picture of Viola Liuzzo, in the park that bears her name. SARAH CWIEK / MICHIGAN RADIO

    Detroit launches $12 million neighborhood parks overhaul

    By SARAH CWIEK • JUL 12, 2016 Detroit is launching a two-year investment campaign in some neighborhood parks, starting with…