After college, as my friends left Michigan for better opportunities, I was determined to help fix this broken, chaotic city by building my own home in the middle of it. I was 23 years old.
Profiles of small businesses in the shadow of Detroit’s bankruptcy. What they’re doing and how.
Fewer Animal Control officers, declining public finances and abandoned homes have led to an increase in stray dogs in Detroit, most of whom are euthanized. “This is a humanitarian crisis” says the Humane Society of the United States.
A judge has overruled last week’s ruling that bankruptcy would violate Michigan state law.
The Attorney General says he will appeal.
The city has filed for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy. Debt is likely to be $18 billion and perhaps as much as $20 billion, according to reports.