Daniel Denvir

Sean Posey

Defending Youngstown: One City's Struggle to Shrink and Flourish

"At some point you need to just turn the picture to the wall and move forward."

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As Local Governments Shrink, Private Consultants Reap Rewards

Meet the high-paid experts who are pitching our cities and states on how to save money.

Zoe Strauss

Dearborn: Where Americans Come to Hate Muslims

How a city of 97,000 became a must-visit location on the newly established anti-Muslim protest circuit.

Zoe Strauss

The Paradox of Mexicantown: Detroit's Uncomfortable Relationship With the Immigrants it Desperately Needs

Mexicans have made a productive home for themselves in a city largely known for its shrinking population. So why are they being deported?

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Great Moments in the History of Boondoggles

Three of the most embarrassing wastes of city taxpayer money ever recorded.

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The Elusiveness of Police Accountability

If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.

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The Case for Saving the Metro Editorial Board

Across the country, newspapers are cutting their editorial boards. Here's what we lose when they disappear.

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Are Violent 'Flash Mobs' Really a Trend?

After two summers in a row of disturbing group violence in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, authorities look at the intersection of technology, poverty, and race