March 14, 2013 Earlier this month, Michigan's governor declared that the city is in a financial emergency. The city government is running a huge deficit and faces huge debts. Now, a lawyer with experience in bankruptcies is coming in to try to straighten things out.
The General Motors world headquarters building dominates the Detroit skyline.
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March 1, 2013 Rick Snyder said the city could soon have a new overseer, expected to bring the city's dire financial situation to order. Snyder said while it was a sad day, it was "also a day of optimism and promise."
April 12, 2012 Where could a newspaper (or radio) reporter pick up a mansion/castle like the one David Niven and Doris Day take over in Please Don't Eat the Daisies?
February 24, 2012 Photos of Romney's crowd of 1,200 members of the Detroit Economic Club seated at the 30 yard line against a backdrop of all those empty seats didn't necessarily present the kind of image a presidential campaign normally strives for just days before an important primary, in this case Michigan's. Romney's campaign said it sold so many tickets for the event, it outgrew the hotel room it booked.
November 9, 2011 When the Republican presidential candidates meet Wednesday evening in Michigan for their ninth debate (it feels like there've been many more than that) the main topic up for discussion is supposed to be the economy. But is there anyone who expects that the travails of Herman Cain won't be a subtopic?
October 13, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United States, and writer Ariel Dorfman on the things he left behind when he fled Chile. In the second hour, the "renaissance" of Detroit, and the bicycle ride of your life.
March 28, 2011 The latest census figures show that Detroit's population has dropped 25 percent over the past ten years. That means one person left the city every 22 minutes for the past decade. The most astounding evidence of the change can be found in photos.
March 23, 2011 It wasn't until Friday that the package was collected by the Detroit Police Department's bomb squad and detonated. The guard has been suspended.
December 13, 2010 Snow collapsed the cover at Minneapolis' Metrodome, forcing the NFL to move the Vikings-Giants game to Detroit. Motor City fans who want to see tonight's game won't have to pay.
January 5, 2010 Charles Pugh and Saunteel Jenkins were just two of the 37 people who ran for Detroit City council in the last election and two of the five newcomers who came out on top. Charles Pugh, who is also the city's first openly gay elected leader, will be...
March 31, 2009 What do you do when you're fed up with bailouts and bonuses? If you're a musician, you craft your own populist anthem and watch it go viral.
September 4, 2008 News reports coming out of Detroit indicate that embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to accept a plea deal this morning requiring the mayor to resign from office immediately and serve jail time.
February 26, 2008 If your company offered you $140,000 to quit, would you?
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January 28, 2008 Folks are still waiting to hear from Kilpatrick, who's kept a low profile...
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