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Cockrel says cooperation has improved recently; the suburbs helped save the Detroit Zoo a few years ago and implemented a tax to raise money for the city's struggling art museum. "So you've got these really good indicators, but you've also got these
Images of a fallen city have drawn national attention to Detroit. But the focus now is on how to remake Detroit into the grand city it once was. Part of the recovery process is repairing the bankrupt city's blight. There are an estimated 80,000
Organizers of an annual festival of laughter are inviting runners to take part in a 5K with a unique dress code. As part of the FUNderwear Run on Sunday, runners are encouraged by Gilda's LaughFest to wear undies on the outside, over their clothes.
A minor league ballpark in western Michigan is expected to get more fire hydrants after a January blaze that destroyed part of the stadium. TV (http://bit.ly/NF6FOb ) that Fifth Third Ballpark will have at least five hydrants, up from two. The
A new GIF shows just how far the Motor City has fallen since 1970. And its population had already started to drop twenty years before that. As you can see, a lot more of the city's residents clustered around central Detroit in 1970. But over the next
A new charity run with a finish line at Michigan Stadium will replace one that earlier was cancelled by the school's athletics department. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1fOxN3l ) that University of Michigan athletics plans to hold the "
Another fire has burned a house that's part of the Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation in Detroit. TV reports (http://bit.ly/P7HjcS ) that the fire department responded early Friday to the fire on the city's east side that destroyed a
An Eastern Michigan University educator wants people to give themselves a 24-hour break from smartphones, text messages and other media-based technology. Professor Christine Tracy is urging students, faculty and others on the Ypsilanti campus and in
The city of Detroit said it inadvertently still owns a key parcel of land on a 40-acre former automobile factory site sold to a developer in 2013. The 4.5 acre parcel is considered crucial to any redevelopment of the site. Developer Fernando
A man has been sentenced to three years in prison for repeatedly hitting a jackpot by using a light wand to manipulate poker machines at a Michigan casino. Joe Koster and two co-defendants have been ordered to pay $308,000 after appearing this week