Detroit

Why Detroit Schools Are Falling Apart

Some of Detroit’s schools are literally a mess. Budget cuts have led to maintenance problems, mold and mice. AJ+’s Dena Takuri dropped by Spain Elementary Middle School to talk with students, parents and staff to find out what’s going on.

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Detroit Water Shutoff: Shocking Facts You Need To Know

Thousands of low-income residents in Detroit are finding the water taps in their homes turned off. That’s because Detroit’s Water and Sewerage Department has declared a zero tolerance policy for some of its customers with unpaid bills. But the citizens of the Motor City aren’t taking this lightly, and are organizing on the streets and online to protest using the hashtag #DetroitWater.