Quality of Life

  • The Stigma of Transit: “We Have to Make Buses Sexy”

    Our roads are too wide, our cars are too linked to status, says the mayor who revolutionized transit in his…

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  • It’s not just Detroit. Across Michigan, ‘active and aggressive’ competition imperils schools

    “Schools of choice decimated the schools,” Davis said.

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  • On again, off again … back on: DMC and Wayne State agree on temporary extension

    “For decades, Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine have worked together …”

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  • Detroit offers program to help Detroiters eliminate responsibility fees ahead of schedule

    In Detroit alone, 76,000 residents owe an average of $1,600 in responsibility fees.

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  • Detroit’s focus on supportive housing drives down homelessness 15 percent

    The reduction is credited to the “Housing First” approach to homelessness…

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  • Goodbye to Delray, the Detroit enclave residents are getting paid to leave

    Blighted but beloved, Delray’s epitaph has been written for years.

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  • Natural gas prices continue to fall for DTE gas customers

    “By April, rates will be approaching 20 percent below the cost of gas in March last year.”

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  • Will Florida school shooting nudge Michigan to pass ‘red flag’ gun laws?

    The “red flag” laws would allow a court to intervene and seize someone’s guns before a crime has been committed.

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  • Wayne County joins Welcoming Michigan reaffirms commitment to diversity; recognizes immigrants

    “When you look across all 43 communities, Wayne County is really the face of America and we are very proud…

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  • Detroit’s urban farms: engines of growth, omens of change

    a factory, a boarded-up warehouse, and a handful of homes surrounded by…

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