• Flint, MDEQ reach voluntary agreement on city’s water system

    The city of Flint has reached a deal with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

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  • Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.

    The bill stirred controversy over concerns that it could strip power from elected education officials…

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  • Here’s what the state House passed while you slept

    Members of the Michigan House were busy quickly passing bills in its lame-duck session until 3:30 am Thursday morning.

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  • Detroit enlists volunteer tutors before third-grade reading law takes effect

    We need your help,” Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said

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  • Michigan Cities Face Eviction Crisis — Here Are Some Solutions

    There are efforts afoot in cities such as Cleveland to address chronic housing insecurity.

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  • These maps show how Michigan Republicans kept power despite blue wave

    Democrats have complained for years that the GOP-designed legislative maps put them at a disadvantage before the first yard sign…

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  • Philanthropist Steve Ballmer’s take on Detroit’s comeback and how he might help.

    The Ballmers, who control the 18th largest fortune in the country, chose to target intergenerational poverty…

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  • Recreational Pot in Michigan — What Happens Next?

    How will the new law be implemented and enforced?

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  • Living with the Divide

    There wasn’t always such a clear dividing line between the two neighborhoods on either side of Alter Road.    …

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  • Credit Agency Says Detroit Development Must Expand Beyond Downtown

    he credit ratings service Moody’s says Detroit has recovered enough from bankruptcy… 

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