All the governor's taxes. 27 shot, 3 dead in weekend shootings across Detroit. It was an exceptionally violent weekend in Detroit.
Twenty-seven people shot. Three died. Despite marked improvements in the city over the last several years, an especially serious problem remains: gun violence. City officials say that while crime in general is on the decline, the number of shootings is unacceptable. Bills to raise adult criminal age to 18 advance in Michigan. LANSING — Seventeen-year-olds can't vote, drop out of school or buy cigarettes in Michigan.
But they're automatically prosecuted, sentenced and locked up as adults if they commit a crime. That could change after a bipartisan push to raise Michigan's age for adult offenders from 17 to 18 received a major lift in the Legislature. The Republican-controlled House approved a 20-bill package on Wednesday and Thursday; every bill won support from at least 90 members of the 110-seat chamber. Address poverty to improve schools, state board advised. The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit. Photo.
Detroit by Air. You can learn a lot about a place by seeing it from the air.
I’m a pilot and an aerial photographer; I am also trained as an architect. I’ve always been interested in how the natural and constructed worlds work together, and sometimes collide. Issues like income inequality also reveal themselves quickly from above, and in Detroit and the surrounding area, the stark contrast between the haves and the have-nots couldn’t be more apparent. Outside the city center, I flew over new homes built alongside lakes and country clubs.
Five-car garages, swimming pools and pool houses decorated elaborately landscaped yards. The Old Neighborhood. Anatomy of Detroit’s Decline - Interactive Feature. Mayor Coleman A. Young of Detroit at an event in 1980. Richard Sheinwald/Associated Press The financial crisis facing Detroit was decades in the making, caused in part by a trail of missteps, suspected corruption and inaction. Here is a sampling of some city leaders who trimmed too little, too late and, rather than tackling problems head on, hoped that deep-rooted structural problems would turn out to be cyclical downturns. Charles E. Edward Jeffries, who served as mayor from 1940 to 1948, developed the Detroit Plan, which involved razing 100 blighted acres and preparing the land for redevelopment. Albert Cobo was considered a candidate of the wealthy and of the white during his tenure from 1950 to 1957.
Coleman A. Detroit Population Down 25 Percent, Census Finds. Whose Neighborhood Is It? Photo On June 25, 1974, suburban residents of Detroit won their four-year battle to overturn court-ordered busing of black city students across county lines into their schools.
In a key 5-4 Supreme Court decision, Milliken v. Bradley, Chief Justice Warren Burger declared that 41 white suburban governments had not committed “significant violations” of the Constitution. Burger wrote: No single tradition in public education is more deeply rooted than local control over the operation of public schools; local autonomy has long been thought essential both to the maintenance of community concern and support for public schools and to quality of the educational process.
Fires burn across Detroit as high winds knock down power lines. By the CNN Wire Staff September 8, 2010 7:34 a.m.
EDT. How job loss and isolation help keep Flint poor. If you’re poor, live in Flint, and want work, your job choices are few, far away, and unlikely to pay a wage that helps get you out of poverty.
Nearly half the working population travels 25 miles or more to work each day. And nearly 80% of them earn $40,000 or less for their trouble; almost 40% earn $15,000 or less. And just getting to work is a ridiculous challenge. The city has been losing jobs — to the suburbs, to other states, to other countries — for decades, and lost 33% of its employment opportunities just since 2002. Downtown Flint lost 20% of its jobs between 1998 and 2013 as nearly 150 businesses packed up and went away. Detroit's population loss slows; some suburbs see gains. Detroit continues to lose residents, but the population loss appears to be slowing, with about 1% moving out between 2013 and 2014, according to estimates released today by the U.S.
Census Bureau. In the tri-county area, the Oakland County suburbs of Lyon and Oakland townships and Sylvan Lake, as well as Macomb and Washington townships in Macomb County grew the fastest, according to the estimates. The census makes the estimates annually based on a review of birth and death records, as well as migration. Demographer Kurt Metzger said Detroit's population loss appears to be easing. "It continues to average about 1% loss per year," said Metzger, now mayor of Pleasant Ridge. By the city's estimates, Detroit lost about 1,000 residents per month in 2013; that slowed to 500 in 2014, and the number is even lower in 2015.
"We have seen a significant slowing of people leaving the neighborhoods, and it will continue to improve," Mayor Mike Duggan said. Read or Share this story: