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Key oversight positions for police commissioners still open after almost 3 years — so, City’s Lawyers step in

Several months after the city notified the Detroit’s Board of Police Commissioners it has been violating the City Charter for years, the BOPC says it will finally do something about it. The BOPC has dragged its collective feet on hiring for two key staff positions that make effective oversight of the Detroit Police Department possible.  […]

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Lead paint is a major threat to kids. Old Detroit homes are full of it, but the city keeps selling them

In Detroit, kids have higher rates of lead poisoning compared to the rest of the state and country. The primary way kids come in contact with lead is through paint in old homes. But demand for truly affordable places to live in Detroit is high. For people who are desperate for housing, the threat of lead exposure has to be balanced with the threat of other bad options, like homelessness.

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Detroit is paying big money for slow internet

An investigation published today by nonprofit investigative newsroom The Markup proves what many Detroiters have complained about for years: internet companies serving the city offer poor service for comparably high prices.

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