Detroit Free Press

(The Detroit Free Press) - Governor Rick Snyder could have declared a state of emergency in Flint up to three months earlier. That’s according to Snyder’s e-mails on the Flint water crisis that were released over the weekend. The Detroit Free Press says Snyder was encouraged to declare an emergency in November by a Michigan State Police emergency management expert. But Snyder didn’t do that until January. A spokesman for Snyder says the governor waited to declare and emergency in Flint because the gravity of the situation wasn’t immediately clear.

Comedy Central Show 'Detroiters' To Become Full Series

Oct 20, 2015

The show “Detroiters” is about two men who make local TV commercials. It’s the work of Detroit-born actor Sam Richardson of the show “Veep” and Clarkson native Tim Robinson from “Saturday Night Live.” The pilot was shot in Detroit, but the location for the series shoot has yet to be decided. (Detroit Free Press)

State Child Poverty Rate Higher Now Than In 2008

Jul 21, 2015

Today about 24 percent of Michigan’s kids are impoverished compared to 19 percent in 2008. The Detroit Free Press says that comes as a surprise to some who believe the U.S. is pulling out of its economic recession.

Senate Bills Crack Down On Drunk Boating

Dec 16, 2014

If Governor Rick Snyders signs the bills into law, the legal blood alcohol level would be dropped from 0.10 percent to .08 percent—the current limit for driving. The bills would also make the third violation a felony charge.

The plan decreases the city’s debt by about 74 percent and allows the city to reinvest nearly $1.7 billion in public services and blight removal over the next ten years.