We're into year nine of delivering no-paywall news and perspectives on politicians, cops, developers, chefs, lawyers, performers, athletes, journalists, colorful characters and Metro Detroiters like you.
Posts this summer have included original reports on:
Detroit Will Breathe protests, including video analysis of a zip-tied demonstrator apparently being clubbed
A look at casinos' health safety steps, and missteps, by Charlie LeDuff
Merger shenanigans at Beaumonth Health, with a flow of scoops by contributor Eric Starkman that stir coverage elsewhere and provoke unusual comments by the hospital network's CEO, who calls our writer a "mudslinging machine"
We also restarted "Detroit Digest," our Deadline TV restaurant reviews, and continue featuring vivid galleries by staff member Michael Lucido, who captured emotional moments last week along Belle Isle's "Detroit Memorial Drive."
We hustle up independent journalism daily with a small, committed staff and contributing writers dedicated to informing, entertaining and keeping an eye on the powerful.
Some potential and former advertisers don't like us because we believe there are no sacred cows. Sometimes we pay the price. They won't support us. The truth can be costly, yet none of our articles are locked for subscriber-only access.
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