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Detroit Public Schools’ Debt Has Grown Deepernew

After six years and four state-appointed managers, Detroit Public Schools’ debt has grown even deeper.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  02-25-2015  |  Education

Michigan's EAA Exposed: An Investigative Reportnew

How Michigan's Education Achievement Authority exploited Detroit's most vulnerable kids.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  09-25-2014  |  Education

Special Report: Detroit in Bankruptcynew

How the media has shaped the story of Detroit's slow unwinding.
Metro Times  |  Bryan Gottlieb, Curt Guyette and Michael Jackman  |  07-31-2013  |  Media

A Six-Way Race to the Startnew

Detroit voters are less than two weeks away from a mayoral primary that has been overshadowed by an emergency financial manager and a subsequent bankruptcy filing. Metro Times editors sat down for in-depth interviews with the race's top six candidates to hear how each would rescue a city drowning in debt and apathy.
Metro Times  |  Bryan Gottlieb and Curt Guyette  |  07-24-2013  |  Politics

From Motown to Coketownnew

The petroleum byproduct known as "petcoke," which is derived from an extraction process involving tar-like bitumen from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, and is turned into gasoline and other fuels sits, exposed, along the bank of the Detroit River. Everyone agrees it is unsightly, but is it unsafe, too?
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  06-12-2013  |  Environment

Fire Sale at the Detroit Institute of Artsnew

As Detroit navigates through the uncharted waters of emergency financial management, the city's state-appointed EM, Kevyn Orr, has fired a salvo across the bow of the city's cultural crown jewel, the Detroit Institute of Arts. Orr has said the DIA may have its assets liquidated to help retire the city's $15 billion in debt.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  06-06-2013  |  Policy Issues

Penrose Risingnew

In a downtrodden section of Detroit known as Penrose, a transformation is taking place through a collaboration of public and private interests, and is poised to resurrect a neighborhood all but lost to drugs and despair.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  05-21-2013  |  Housing & Development

Soldier of Misfortunenew

Claims of a cover-up in the killing of a Detroit man in Iraq.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  06-08-2012  |  War

Detroit's Consent Dealnew

The short-term fix — and the long-term gorilla in the room.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  04-18-2012  |  Features

G.O.P. Smackdown: The Stakes Are High in Michigan Slugfestnew

Michigan's Feb. 28 primary could prove a critical juncture in the blood sport leading to the GOP convention. Should Romney lose here and limp away wounded, it could lead to the first brokered convention in more than a half century.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  02-23-2012  |  Elections

Michigan's Medical Marijuana Law Turns Threenew

As the third anniversary of the ballot measure victory for Michigan's medical marijuana is marked this week, proponents are dealing with setbacks from municipalities, police, prosecutors and the courts.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  11-17-2011  |  Drugs

Occupy Detroit on the Movenew

"Consensus is a beautiful thing, but it can be a little messy."
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  11-16-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Michigan Debates the Future of Wind Powernew

Gov. Jennifer Granholm says the state can make a transformation from the "rust belt" to the "green belt" by aggressively pursuing policies that promote clean energy alternatives to the burning of fossil fuels.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  05-11-2010  |  Environment

Juan Cole: Afghanistan 'Needs a Light Touch'new

"You just have to accept that there's going to be a certain amount of disorder in the countryside as long as people are organized tribally. And if you put 100,000 or 150,000 Western troops in there, that's just more people to feud with."
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette and W. Kim Heron  |  11-17-2009  |  War

Local or Not? A Brief Guide to Whether 'Detroit' Brands Are Really from Detroitnew

It's not always easy knowing for certain what's local and what's not. Part of it depends on how you want to define the term. In reality, there's a spectrum of what qualifies as local, with the purest light coming from those companies that are locally owned with local manufacturing facilities.
Metro Times  |  Curt Guyette  |  08-25-2009  |  Business & Labor

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