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26

Dec

A free house in Detroit (for writers only)A nonprofit in Detroit wants to give abandoned, rehabbed houses to writers.

A free house in Detroit (for writers only)
A nonprofit in Detroit wants to give abandoned, rehabbed houses to writers.

09

Oct

Detroit seeks mystery dog dumperA number of underweight dogs with matted fur have been abandoned outside a pet store over the last six months.

Detroit seeks mystery dog dumper
A number of underweight dogs with matted fur have been abandoned outside a pet store over the last six months.

28

Aug

Sewage woes add to Detroit’s headacheDetroit’s aging sewer system is under attack from record rainfall and garbage, but other concerns, including economic recovery, are more pressing.

Sewage woes add to Detroit’s headache
Detroit’s aging sewer system is under attack from record rainfall and garbage, but other concerns, including economic recovery, are more pressing.

31

Jul

Rosie the Riveter’s factory gets 2-month reprieve from wrecking ballA fundraising group has been given an extension to raise enough money to save the Detroit-area bomber plant.

Rosie the Riveter’s factory gets 2-month reprieve from wrecking ball
A fundraising group has been given an extension to raise enough money to save the Detroit-area bomber plant.

13

Mar



700,000 backyard bees killed in Detroit
Falling in a hazy realm somewhere between vandalism and animal abuse, someone doused a Detroit man’s backyard bee colonies with pesticide, killing all 700,000 of the bees and destroying their honey.

700,000 backyard bees killed in Detroit

Falling in a hazy realm somewhere between vandalism and animal abuse, someone doused a Detroit man’s backyard bee colonies with pesticide, killing all 700,000 of the bees and destroying their honey.

22

Nov

Container city: Freight container condos coming to DetroitConstruction on Exceptional Green Living at Rosa Parks, the country’s first multifamily housing project to be built from used shipping containers, is due to commence early next year in Detroit.

Container city: Freight container condos coming to Detroit
Construction on Exceptional Green Living at Rosa Parks, the country’s first multifamily housing project to be built from used shipping containers, is due to commence early next year in Detroit.

30

Mar

Detroit rapper takes a bite out of the city’s stray dog problemThe population of the Motor City has plummeted since the recession began, but its stray dog population has skyrocketed. Estimates vary, but groups say the number of strays on the streets is somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000. People have been abandoning Detroit in search of jobs, and they often leave their pets behind. By abandoning them, some dog owners may think they’re giving their pets a fighting chance in a city whose animal shelters have a euthanization rate of more than 70 percent. Today, dogs have taken over many of Detroit’s abandoned buildings, and packs of them roam the streets, prompting some residents to arm themselves with pepper spray.Read more.

Detroit rapper takes a bite out of the city’s stray dog problem
The population of the Motor City has plummeted since the recession began, but its stray dog population has skyrocketed. Estimates vary, but groups say the number of strays on the streets is somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000.
 
People have been abandoning Detroit in search of jobs, and they often leave their pets behind. By abandoning them, some dog owners may think they’re giving their pets a fighting chance in a city whose animal shelters have a euthanization rate of more than 70 percent.
 
Today, dogs have taken over many of Detroit’s abandoned buildings, and packs of them roam the streets, prompting some residents to arm themselves with pepper spray.

Read more.

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May

18

Feb