Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press

Joe Guillen

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Joe:

City of Detroit wanted $222,000 for public records. So Free Press sued.

By charging exorbitant fees, Detroit effectively denied access to public records, according to the Free Press lawsuit. Here's what the city says now. → Read More

Bond experts raise caution flags on Detroit's $250M anti-blight borrowing plan

Skeptics cite a range of worrisome issues: Detroit's history of financial struggles, the scandal-tainted demolition program and the unstable economy. → Read More

Detroit voters to decide fate of Duggan's blight-busting plan after council vote

Mayor Duggan wants $250 million in bonds to demolish or secure 16,000 blighted homes. Find out why the Detroit City Council split over the plan. → Read More

Tackling Detroit's blight crisis: Will Duggan's latest debt proposal deliver the goods?

Midway through his second term, Duggan is still looking for solutions to Detroit’s dilapidated housing. Here's his latest plan. → Read More

Duggan will try to get Detroit City Council to pass new $250M blight bond deal — again

Called “Proposal N for Neighborhoods,” the plan aims to save and renovate every vacant house possible. → Read More

From 1967 to George Floyd: Detroit activists connect the dots to fight inequality

George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police in some ways mirrors what happened decades earlier at Detroit's Algiers Motel. → Read More

Several hundred march through streets of Troy against police brutality

Several hundred people marched against police brutality and racial injustice Monday through the streets of Troy, a wealthy suburb north of Detroit. → Read More

Detroit protests continue for third night despite curfew; tear gas deployed, arrests made

Police in riot gear launched tear gas after protesters ignored warning to disperse. → Read More

Hundreds peacefully rally in Ferndale to oppose police brutality

A busy intersection in the heart of Ferndale was lined Sunday with about 200 people who rallied against police brutality and racism. → Read More

Duggan chooses hospital executive and former Kilpatrick aide as Detroit's new deputy mayor

Mayor Mike Duggan selected hospital executive and political ally Conrad Mallett Jr., who worked in Kwame Kilpatrick's administration, as deputy mayor. → Read More

Protesters expected to converge on Michigan Capitol against Gov. Whitmer stay home order

Protesters are expected to demonstrate against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay home order Thursday morning at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing. → Read More

Pontiac family grieves while coronavirus leaves some domestic abuse victims in isolation

Experts say that the stay-at-home order leaves people experiencing domestic violence with fewer opportunities to seek help → Read More

Need a restraining order in Wayne County? Court's online filing system opens

Those seeking a restraining order in Wayne County can use an online filing system because courts will be closed during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Duggan to cut $50 million from city workforce as Detroit faces massive budget hole

The cuts are necessary because the city is facing a projected budget deficit of $348 million in the next 16 months. → Read More

Detroit fire captain who died from coronavirus enjoyed golf, the Lions and family cooking

Williams was hospitalized with COVID-19 and died of a heart attack on April 8 when medical staff attempted to hook him up to a ventilator. He was 57. → Read More

Detroit bus system will make surgical masks available to riders

The new precaution follows the death from COVID-19 last week of a bus driver who complained of a rider coughing without covering her mouth. → Read More

Detroit will be first US city to use newly approved rapid coronavirus tests, mayor says

The Abbott kits will be used on Detroit's first responders, bus drivers and health care workers. → Read More

Detroit is first US city to get 15-minute coronavirus tests

The Abbott kits will be used on Detroit's first responders, bus drivers and health-care workers. → Read More

Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones tests positive for coronavirus

Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones says she has tested positive for COVID-19, but will continue to work remotely from home → Read More

Detroit now has 1,381 positive coronavirus cases, 31 related deaths

Detroit's number of positive cases is up to 1,381, up from 1,075 on Friday, according to the city's coronavirus website. → Read More