Dana Afana, Detroit Free Press

Dana Afana

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Dana:

Detroit donates 500 used computers to residents to fight digital divide

The city of Detroit is donating 500 used government computers to Detroiters as an attempt to close the digital divide. → Read More

Detroit sues to stretch police and fire pension payments over 30 years

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's administration filed a lawsuit to extend pension payments over a 30-year period instead of 20 years. → Read More

3 environmental companies get 20-year ban on doing work for Detroit

The companies are prohibited from seeing contracts for work for several years because they were found to have violated asbestos abatement rules. → Read More

Bedrock asks Detroit City Council to delay vote on Hudson's site tax break — again

Bedrock says that the break — freezing property taxes for 10 years — is necessary because of the project's high costs and low return on investment. → Read More

Detroit City Council postpones $60M tax break vote for Hudson project again

Detroit City Council pushes the vote once more to approve or deny a $60 million tax abatement for Dan Gilbert's Hudson project. → Read More

State and local officials kick off grand opening of training facility in Detroit

Officials kicked off the grand opening of a $30-million state-of-the-art skilled trades training facility in Detroit. → Read More

Federal, local officials step up anti-gun violence efforts in Detroit's high-crime areas

Federal officials are collaborating with the Detroit Police Department to reduce gun violence in the city. → Read More

Mike Duggan pushes back against report he outed FBI informant amid city hall investigation

Mayor Mike Duggan pushed back against a report that he outed a confidential FBI informant in a public corruption investigation → Read More

Shuttered Detroit incinerator to be demolished this year

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced on Tuesday that the Detroit incinerator will be demolished this year. → Read More

Detroit public transit system adds 4 electric buses to fleet

The Detroit Department of Transportation added four electric buses to its fleet of 288 gas vehicles as part of a pilot to greener infrastructure. → Read More

Commissioner off Wayne County ballot, leaving voters an ex-lawmaker with criminal past

A Wayne County Commissioner has overdue campaign filings that make him ineligible to run in the August primary, according to the Wayne County Clerk. → Read More

Asphalt company loses appeal to build mixing facility in Detroit

Asphalt Specialists Inc. failed to convince the Board of Zoning Appeals to reverse the city's denial of a mixing facility in Detroit. Opponents cited air pollution concerns, → Read More

Thousands of demonstrators rally to protect abortion access in Michigan

Thousands across the region rallied to support abortion access in Michigan after a draft opinion overturning access leaked from the Supreme Court. → Read More

Mayor Mike Duggan taps Detroit police official for deputy mayor role

Mayor Mike Duggan names Todd Bettison as deputy mayor. The move comes after former Deputy Mayor Conrad Mallett left to serve as corporation counsel. → Read More

Detroit City Council OKs Conrad Mallet as city's top attorney

Detroit City Council approved Deputy Mayor Conrad Mallett's appointment as Corporation Counsel → Read More

Mayor Mike Duggan OKs Detroit City Council's amended budget

Detroit's annual budget will move forward. → Read More

Detroit City Council approves 2023 fiscal year budget

The city's overall budget is nearly $2.5 billion. Mayor Mike Duggan proposed a $1.2 billion "return to normal" general fund budget. → Read More

Report suggests ways to pay back overtaxed Detroit homeowners, including tax credits

A report released Thursday includes survey of how overtaxed homeowners want to be repaid by city. → Read More

Thousands of Detroit flood victims still waiting for aid 9 months later

Thousands of Detroit-area residents are still without federal aid nearly a year after the June flood. → Read More

Detroit City Council OKs police to donate used body armor to Ukraine

Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution allowing the Detroit Police Department to donate 154 vests slated to be recycled. → Read More