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  1. Rick Glass takes a break from moving piles of garbage from the transfer station for the South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority into a truck for Environmental Wood Solutions. The station has closed to the public due to the volume of trash. (Elizabeth Conley / The Detroit News)

    Flood of garbage has Metro Detroit communities, residents talking trash

    Nothing like a week of dealing with stinky, sewage-sopped trash to turn normally civil people ugly. A seemingly endless parade of licensed haulers and private citizens have flowed into the South Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority hoping to rid themselves of sewage-tainted and ruined property from last week's flooding, even as another storm bore down on the area Tuesday evening.

  1. Michigan GOP braces for tea party showdown

    Calley (Dale G. Young / The Detroit News)Michigan Republicans are gearing up for a showdown at their state convention Saturday that could unite the GOP for the general election or embarrass Gov. Rick Snyder by exposing deep ideological divisions.

  2. Grosse Pointe Park, Detroit to open gateway between cities

    Sheds erected in Grosse Pointe Park on Kercheval Avenue, just east of Alter, forced traffic to move around the central business district. (David Coates / The Detroit News)Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park have entered a joint agreement to create a new connecting gateway along Kercheval Avenue, leaders of both cities announced Tuesday.

  3. With a little luck and lot of perseverance, Tigers pull out a win

    Ian Kinsler scores the winning run on a bases-loaded walk to Victor Martinez by Rays relief pitcher Grant Balfour during the 11th inning. (Chris O'Meara / Associated Press)This was no masterpiece, this 8-6, 11-inning victory the Tigers pulled out, which arrived after one of the evening's uglier innings, the 11th, when the Tigers turned a misplayed triple, two wild pitches, and four walks into three runs that got them home with an excruciatingly difficult victory.

  4. Regional Transit Agency reaches deal to hire head of Ann Arbor authority

    Michael Ford, the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, has reached an agreement to become the Metro Detroit's Regional Transit Authority's first CEO. (Mark Bialek / Special to the Detroit News)Michael Ford, the CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, has reached an agreement to become the Regional Transit Authority's first CEO.

  1. Specialties and homemade inventions give Mimi's Bistro personality

    Bouquets of fresh flowers casually displayed atop the tables and on the counter overlooking the kitchen set the tone at Mimi's Bistro, where the housemade fare is as pristine …

  1. Tigers fans have had their fill of Sloppy Joe

    What closer Joe Nathan does not understand is the fans want a World Series championship, and they've been chasing it longer in this town than he has.

  1. Bankruptcy restructuring plan may test city pols

    The soft opening Monday of Detroit's landmark bankruptcy trial, scheduled to begin late next week, is coming down to a simple test:

  1. 93-year-old woman wants to fix up home she's owned for 52 years
  2. Ice-cold bucket of water turns out to be a red-hot fundraising idea
  3. Tigers' final 40 games to put Brad Ausmus to the test
  4. Listless bats threaten to sink Tigers' season
  1. Big gap in Peters, Land tax rates

    Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Gary Peters and his wife paid an effective federal income tax rate of 18 percent in the last three years, a contrast …

  1. GM to build large Cadillac sedan on new platform

    General Motors Co.'s top product development executive confirmed Tuesday that the automaker will build a large Cadillac sedan on a new platform.

  1. Who should run Detroit's schools?

    Should public schools be added to the portfolio of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan? (David Coates / The Detroit News)

    School choice, at least in the form of charter and traditional public schools, is spreading rapidly in Detroit. And while that's a promising …

  1. Meager raises mark recovery except for rich

    Call it the no-raises recovery: Five years of economic expansion have done almost nothing to boost paychecks for typical American workers while the rich have gotten richer.


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