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Detroit News

Op-Ed: Detroit's water shutoffs — The crisis overlooked by the media

Detroit - When Michigan Governor Rick Snyder appointed a bankruptcy lawyer as Detroit's manager in 2013, the "motor-city" was seemingly at the end of its rope. Bogged down in high-crime, high unemployment and a distrustful citizenry, what was going to happen next?
In the Media by Karen Graham - 5 comments

Coatis, lemurs among exotic animals found caged in Detroit home

Warren - Michigan police received a rather unusual call that they have almost certainly never heard before: a neighbor calling into report an aardvark on the front lawn of a house in Warren, a suburb of Detroit.
In the Media by Megan Hamilton

Detroit reaches out to the UN as water runs dry

Detroit - The city of Detroit is shutting off water to over half its residents because of the shortfall in bill payments. This has prompted many to consult the U.N. for human rights violations.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 3 comments

Detroit art museum contents proposed for debt payment

Detroit - The number of pieces that debt collectors are targeting after a default by Detroit has risen from 1,700 to 66,000 after a change in terms and negotiations.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: Detroit's $1000 home auctions full of dangers for buyers

Detroit - Detroit began auctioning off houses seized for delinquent tax payments, but the program’s rules and regulations demonstrate that the bankrupt city has learned nothing about the perils of government overreach.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Leafs lose 8th consecutive in regulation: longest skid since 1985 Special

Toronto - With desperation lingering in the atmosphere at the Air Canada Centre, the Toronto Maple Leafs failed to keep up with the Detroit Red Wings, dropping their 8th consecutive game while seeing their playoff hopes all but vanish before them in a 4-2 loss.
Digital Journal Report by Dave Pitman - 1 comment

Detroit woman defends home with gun, self defense trend continues

Detroit - A Detroit resident shot and killed a man who was trying to break into her home Friday afternoon, continuing a developing trend of self defense with firearms in Detroit and around the nation.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 5 comments

U.S. automakers extend discount wars through March

General Motors Co <GM.N> and Ford Motor Co <F.N> this week ramped up deep discounts on many of their U.S.
In the Media by Paul Lienert (Reuters)

Michigan GOP official: 'Turn Detroit into an Indian reservation'

Detroit - The top official of a suburban Michigan county has raised eyebrows and ire by opining that neighboring Detroit should be turned into an "Indian reservation."
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Detroit police chief suggests residents should get guns

Detroit - The police chief of Detroit, a city plagued by gun violence, recently suggested that crime could decrease if more residents armed themselves.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Earl Pose: Interview with Detroit rapper Earlly Mac Special

Detroit - 2013 was an incredible year for Finally Famous artist Earlly Mac. He was featured on albums by Big Sean and Slum Village, and he went on tour. The Detroit rapper is doing an amazing job of representing the D, bringing us Detroit hip-hop at its finest.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss

Don't kick snow in a stray cat's face; watch the video to see why

Detroit - If you want to defend your dog from a stray cat never kick snow in its face. Why? Do you really need to ask? Maxx from Detroit learned the hard way that cats are tough cookies and stray cats the meanest of the bunch.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 16 comments

'Ghost At The Finish Line': Chatting with rapper Quelle Chris Special

Los Angeles - Today I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with hip-hop artist Quelle Chris. Quelle has a sound and style like no other. No gimmicks, no trends; just unique, honest, and real. Quelle just has this really refreshing passion for hearing and making music.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss

Thieves rob photojournalist Christopher Morris twice in one day

Detroit - World famous photojournalist Christopher Morris has been robbed twice in one day whilst in Detroit. The thieves stole $15,000 worth of camera equipment. Ironically, Morris was on assignment for a positive piece on Detroit and the Jeep brand recovery.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

In Detroit visit, Senator Rand Paul seeks diversity for the GOP

Detroit - Speaking at the opening of the Republican Party office in Detroit, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stressed the need for the GOP to infiltrate markets the party has largely ignored.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Interview: Improv Comedy Games Wild N Out Edition Special

Royal Oak - The sold out crowd was on fire Sunday night at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, Michgan for the first ever Improv Comedy Games Wild N Out Edition.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss

Review: Sting has new album and is headed for Broadway

New York - It has been 10 years since his fans have been delivered a Sting album of all new music, and “The Last Ship” delivers a sort of troubadour-like experience that one could imagine hearing around a campfire.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

In Detroit, black girl shot as she sought aid after auto accident

Detroit - Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old black girl was seeking help after she had a car accident at 2:30 a.m. on November 2. She died after she was shot in the head on the porch of a house where she had sought help.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

'MAHD Almighty' An interview with Detroit rapper MAHD Special

Detroit - My interview with Detroit rapper MAHD begins with a conversation about influences. When I asked him what he thinks of when he hears the term "hip-hop," he said "music" because one of MAHD's greatest influences is simply "good music."
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss

U.S. Attorney General Holder to announce $100M grant for Detroit Special

Detroit - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Detroit with three other top Obama administration aides to formally announce a $100 million federal grant for Detroit, Mich.
Digital Journal Report by Matt Harding - 1 comment

Interview with Detroit rapper Adubb Da Gawd Special

Detroit - It's been a huge year for Detroit rapper Adubb Da Gawd. He's opened for many of today's most popular hip-hop artists. Adubb's star is definitely rising, but that should be no surprise from a guy who has been listening to rap since he was 4-years-old.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

New Detroit doughnut shop to honor J Dilla's legacy

Detroit - One of late Detroit producer J Dilla's favorite foods was doughnuts. He loved them so much he even named his final album after the delectable treat.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Op-Ed: U.S. economic collapse nears

Today more U.S. cities could experience bankruptcy like Detroit. Detroit's bankruptcy filing spread major concerns throughout the financial world in America. The U.S. economy could collapse by years end.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 3 comments

Interview: Detroit rapper Danny Brown Special

Detroit - Wednesday afternoon, I sat down with Detroit rapper Danny Brown to discuss a variety of topics including his upcoming album "Old" and going on tour with fellow rapper Action Bronson.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss - 6 comments

Oakaloosa: Detroit's first philanthropic music festival Special

Detroit - Oakaloosa is Detroit's first philanthropic music festival. A percentage of every dollar is being donated to restoring Historic Fort Wayne. The event featured headliners such as Bone Thugs N Harmony as well as some of Detroit's finest local artists.
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss

Op-Ed: Many Chinese think Detroit housing is a great investment

Detroit - Like beauty, great investments, seem to be in the eye of the beholder. While most US investors no doubt see Detroit as one of the most unappealing places to invest in housing, some Chinese investors see it as a great leap forward for them.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Detroit selling for $7.50 on eBay

It appears now that money really can buy you anything because according to one eBay user, the starting bid for the city of Detroit is just $7.50
In the Media by Richard A. Heaton - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Detroit largest city in US history to declare bankruptcy

Detroit - After several decades of decline and mismanagement the city of Detroit has finally filed for bankruptcy. The governor of Michigan Rick Snyder said today (July 18) that there was no longer any other option to deal with the city's $18.5 billion debt.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 12 comments

Traveling back in time with Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum Special

Farmington - Sometimes it takes something out of the ordinary to open your eyes to the wonderful world around you. Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum helps with that.
Digital Journal Report by Chrystal Mahan - 2 comments

Police: Detroit man lived with corpse for 6 months

Detroit - A routine eviction turned up a startling surprise for police in Redford Township, when they stumble upon a decomposing body, that a man is accused of living with.
In the Media by Eric Morales
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A Detroit dog who tried to stay warm on this single digit degree day
A Detroit dog who tried to stay warm on this single digit degree day
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Cardinals in Detroit  Michigan
Cardinals in Detroit, Michigan
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The Spirit of Detroit
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A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
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Graffiti in Detroit
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A Wayne State student leans up against the windows at Towers (dorm hall)
A Wayne State student leans up against the windows at Towers (dorm hall)
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The Comerica Tower lies adjacent to the Guardian Building
The Comerica Tower lies adjacent to the Guardian Building
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Douglas A. MacArthur Bridge in Detroit connects inland Detroit to Belle Isle Park
Douglas A. MacArthur Bridge in Detroit connects inland Detroit to Belle Isle Park
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Flowers
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Will Rhymes waits on deck
Will Rhymes waits on deck
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Danny Worth waiting for his turn at the plate
Danny Worth waiting for his turn at the plate
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Midwest 'Snowpocalypse' 2011
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Detroit, MI at night.
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Graffiti in Detroit
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Graffiti in Detroit
Graffiti in Detroit
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A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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Graffiti in Detroit
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