A special report looking at the progress, struggles, and failures in Detroit during the city’s first year out of bankruptcy:
- An investigative reporter fights city hall to acknowledge there are hundreds and hundreds of broken fire hydrants.
- Many Detroit and Wayne county homeowners are losing their homes to tax foreclosure when they shouldn’t.
- Unemployment in Detroit is consistently twice the state rate. Employers say too many Detroit residents are unskilled.
- The working poor are one crisis away from poverty. Car trouble interrupts a promising career.
- Bus service in Detroit is improving, but you still can’t count on public transportation connections to the suburbs.
- Auto insurance in Detroit is twice as high as it is in the suburbs, but a plan for cheaper coverage would leave Detroit drivers still paying the highest rates in the state for the worst coverage in the state.
- Detroit kids are not getting the education they need, and an expert says the state is doing too little to solve the problem.
- Politicians and boosters talk about Detroit’s comeback, but many residents say they’re being left out.