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  • Ferguson: Not nearly as daunting as the 1960s riots

    Continued violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the Detroit riots of the 1960s. But there are some differences of varying significance between the riots of the 1960s and Ferguson today.

  • Judge adjusts Detroit bankruptcy trial schedule

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit bankruptcy trial will start Sept. 2 after the judge decided to move some testimony to later in the case. Federal Judge Steven Rhodes must decide whether Detroit's plan to get out of bankruptcy is fair and feasible. Rhodes had planned to first hear testimony on Aug....

  • Detroit water fund gets $200,000 in donations

    DETROIT (AP) — Two auto companies and the United Way announced $200,000 in donations Monday to help Detroit residents pay overdue water bills after criticism about the city's aggressive shut-off policy. Water shut-offs related to unpaid bills have been suspended since July 21 but will resume...

  • Judge delays Detroit bankruptcy trial start 8 days

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge has ordered another postponement in the start of a trial on Detroit's bankruptcy plan. Judge Steven Rhodes says in his order Wednesday that Detroit officials intend to submit a revised debt restructuring plan. He says for that reason, he's postponing the schedule...

  • Creditor opposes Detroit debt plan, says scrap it

    DETROIT (AP) — A major Detroit creditor on Tuesday objected to the bankrupt city's plan to wipe out or reduce billions of dollars in debt, saying it should be scrapped before a trial scheduled to start next week. New York-based Syncora Guarantee said in a court filing that the plan put together...

  • Status conference scheduled in Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Attorneys representing the city and its creditors are expected to appear in court to discuss the confirmation process for Detroit's debt restructuring ahead of next week's bankruptcy trial. A status conference is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in federal court in Detroit....

  • Detroit mayor announces water bill collection plan

    DETROIT (AP) — Facing international criticism for mass water shutoffs aimed at resolving millions of dollars' worth of unpaid bills, Detroit's mayor announced Thursday the bankrupt city will offer affordable, consistent payment plans and financial assistance to many delinquent customers. Mayor...

  • Toyota pledges $1M toward Detroit bankruptcy deal

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has pledged $1 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' goal to raise $100 million to prevent the sale of art in Detroit's bankruptcy and help city pensioners. The announcement was made Wednesday by the museum and Toyota Motor North America. Simon Nagata, president...

  • Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    DETROIT (AP) — Control of Detroit's massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor's office. The move comes a week after the department said it would...

  • Construction begins on Detroit light rail project

    DETROIT (AP) — Construction is starting on a long-awaited commuter light rail project linking downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area. Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius will be closed about 120 days for M-1 Rail work. The roadway was shut Monday. Crews will...

  • Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art

    DETROIT (AP) — One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan says the possible value of the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection is $8.5 billion — a figure that's higher than previous estimates. The company also says the city owns or controls as much as $1.2 billion in real...

  • Ferry owner backs Detroit River bridge

    DETROIT (AP) — In the shadow of the mighty Ambassador Bridge, Gregg Ward operates the little ferry that could. For two decades, he and his father, John Ward, have run a plucky, small but important freight operation, carrying trucks with hazardous or oversized cargo banned from the Ambassador...

  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills. Eleven vehicles passed through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel under...

  • Elizabeth Warren has already changed the Democratic conversation

    Progressive Dems are freshly encouraged that Warren's gravitational pull will move other Democrats, such as Hillary Clinton, to fight for and campaign on the same issues.

  • First signs of a Detroit recovery?

    On Monday, Detroit is expected to release the results of a vote by the state's retirees on an accepting a "grand bargain" bailout package from Michigan.



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