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What exactly happened to Detroit?

Someone from Europe posed the following question on Reddit a few days ago… “Americans: What exactly happened to Detroit? I regularly see photos on Reddit of abandoned areas of the city and read stories of high unemployment and dereliction, but as a European have never heard the full story.” Here, because I think some of […]

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Being sucked into the Amy’s Baking Company vortex

My intention was to tuck the kids into bed and immediately get to work on a post about Dave Bing’s announcement that he wouldn’t seek a second term as Mayor of Detroit. Unfortunately, though, that’s not what happened. Instead of getting right to work, I decided to dip my toe into the sea of crazy […]

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Detroit moves one step closer to state takeover

It’s looking like today may mark the beginning of the end for Detroit’s Mayor and City Council. According to numerous sources, the closed-door meetings on the take-over of the City have begun. The following comes from the Detroit Free Press. …A 10-member team appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder is trying to determine if a financial […]

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The Woodward light rail project is officially dead

The following clip comes from the Detroit Free Press: The ambitious plan for a light-rail line on Woodward Avenue between downtown Detroit and 8 Mile has been scrapped in favor of a system of city and suburban buses, several officials briefed on the decision told the Free Press today. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told […]

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to visit Detroit, commend Republican progress on education reform

Tomorrow, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be on the Michigan leg of his three-day “Education and the Economy” tour of the midwest. According to his published itinerary, he will be starting the day in Detroit. …where he will join Gov. Rick Snyder, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, […]

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