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. If Michigan is to become a top 10 academically performing state, it must address the issues poverty brings to the schoolhouse.
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. The Old Neighborhood. Anatomy of Detroit’s Decline - Interactive Feature. Detroit Population Down 25 Percent, Census Finds. Photo Laying bare the country’s most startling example of modern urban collapse, census data on Tuesday showed that Detroit’s population had plunged by 25 percent over the last decade.
It was dramatic testimony to the crumbling industrial base of the Midwest, black flight to the suburbs and the tenuous future of what was once a thriving metropolis. It was the largest percentage loss for any American city with more than 100,000 residents over the last decade, apart from the unique situation of New Orleans, where the population dropped by 29 percent after in 2005, said Andrew A. 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.
The victory in Milliken was based on the assumption that African-Americans would be bused in, not that they would be living next door. Southfield, Mich., for example, which had been 0.7 percent black in 1970, by 2010 had become 70.3 percent black, and its schools nearly 95 percent black. According to Schelling, Zhang writes,
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.