Join the MiWeek team tonight for our post-Primary Election rundown: Why early polls didn’t mean a thing in two big races Is this the end of a political career for Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano? What is the significance of a Brenda Lawrence win in the 14th Congressional District? An angry acceptance speech on the […]
Tonight on MiWeek, the team tackles the stories making an impact across the state: The top races you need to watch for Primary Tuesday – and how they’ll impact the state How tight will the race become for Governor Snyder’s job? Mayor Mike Duggan takes over the Detroit Water Department – should he continue the […]
Tonight on MiWeek, host Christy McDonald and contributors Nolan Finley, Nancy Kaffer (Detroit Free Press), and Sandra Svoboda (WDET) examine the stories making news across Michigan: • Another big step in Detroit’s bankruptcy • Tensions over water shut offs in Detroit • A spotlight on the 4th Congressional District • Cautious optimism for the new stadium and […]
- Stephen Henderson: In the absence of memory, love still exists
'Stephen? Who is Stephen?'
- Stephen Henderson: Detroit's resilience must be seen to be believed
It's the people who will teach you the most. Their defining, irrepressible vitality is what keeps this city going. It's what cries out for help and investment, a chance to make Detroit great again. And they'll show you that the city's financial mess, the cause of the bankruptcy, isn't their fault, but the product of decades of decline. Now, a dearth of essential city services wallops their lives with incompetence and incapability. The federal court overseeing the bankruptcy will be yet another victimizer if it allows banks to come out ahead of Detroiters.
- Henderson & Kaffer: Duggan's nonprofit sounds good, but it really isn't
We can't stop, we won't stop - despite a hazy track record of success, and legitimate questions about transparency, politicians seem to find the world of dark money irresistible.
- Detroit, suburbs near deal on regional water authority
Perhaps the most vexing piece of Detroit's financial recovery puzzle is about to fall in place. The suburbs and city are finalizing a deal to turn over ownership and operation of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to a regional authority.
- Column: Syncora stinking up bankruptcy
Whether Detroit's bankruptcy ends in a neatly wrapped package or drags into a long and expensive court fight depends on how the poker game plays out over the next 12 days between the city and its last holdout creditor.
- Cruise is big, but it could be bigger
The Woodward Dream Cruise is the coolest organic festival in the country. It's big. But it could be so much bigger — and better for the region.
- A progressive with punch
If Ohio's senior senator were named Sharon Brown instead of Sherrod Brown, progressives would have a plausible political pin-up and a serious alternative to the tawdry boredom of Hillary Clinton's plod toward her party's presidential nomination.