With bankruptcy looming in 2012, Detroit largely dismantled its public health department. Years later, that decision offers a cautionary tale to other U.S. cities as the painful rebuilding continues.
As Michigan prioritizes vaccines for the state's most vulnerable populations, some not in that category are complaining that using data that way is unfair. Others see racism in the pushback.
Terence Jackson Jr., 34, runs Luxury Strike Bowling, a rentable, private mobile bowling alley that offers a unique entertainment alternative to Zoom parties as the city remains on lockdown.
Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients sometimes get sick themselves. Those who recover often go right back to work.
Otis Knapp Lee made cakes for Bill Clinton's inaugurations and gave away thousands of turkeys every Thanksgiving. But the Detroit deli owner was best known for his heaping corned-beef sandwiches.
"I feel violated," Jason Hargrove said, in a widely shared video complaining of selfish behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly two weeks later, the Detroit driver is dead of the disease.
In 1968, a survey found that African Americans paid more money for lower-quality groceries and struggled for access to fresh food, among other inequalities. Today, those same battles persist.
Detroit Bikes, a rare domestic maker of bicycles, could see business increase as a result of increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese bikes. But imported parts it relies on are also subject to higher taxes.
Rapper Sean Forbes and percussionist Evelyn Glennie tell tell NPR's Scott Simon about their performance with the Detroit Philharmonic called "The Deaf And Loud Symphonic Experience."
A federal judge in Michigan dropped most charges against a doctor accused of female genital mutilation, concluding that Congress "overstepped its bounds" when it passed a law banning the practice.