Sarah Cwiek appears in the following:
Monday, May 02, 2016
Nearly all of Detroit's 97 public schools were closed Monday because too many teachers called in sick. Teachers there have known for months that Detroit Public Schools will run out of money after June, unless lawmakers approve hundreds of millions of additional dollars. But anger boiled over when they found out they might be working for free right now.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Twelve principals in the Motor City are accused of taking kickbacks for school supplies — yet a further sign of struggle for the city's public schools.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
They're angry about everything from overcrowding and hazardous buildings to looming bankruptcy. But teacher strikes are illegal in Michigan, and opponents say the actions hurt students and parents.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
David Stojcevski died last year after two weeks in the Macomb County jail. His family is suing for wrongful death, alleging that corrections officers failed to give him prescription drugs he needed.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Is your colleague's perfume too strong? Did the cleaning crew just come by? Some say fragrances are chemical irritants that should be banned from the office. But doing so isn't so easy.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Southeast Michigan has taken in waves of refugees from the Middle East conflicts for decades, resulting in a strong Arab-American community. Refugee advocates say they're prepared to help Syrians.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
Friday, August 08, 2014
The white Detroit-area homeowner who said he felt threatened when he shot and killed an unarmed black female teenager on his front porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The murder trial is underway for Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who shot Renisha McBride, an unarmed black teen, on his porch. Wafer claims self-defense; prosecutors say there was no threat.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
This year, 17,000 customers have had their water shut off because of late payments. Residents are upset with how the city is going about it, and question whether some are getting special treatment.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
State lawmakers are debating bills that would give Detroit about $200 million as part of a larger aid package. Many Republicans are balking at the deal after threats of political retribution.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
While Chinese investors have been eyeing cheap real estate in Detroit since the city's bankruptcy filing last year, they're not in a tremendous rush to buy.