Mike Duggan and Coleman Young Will Face Off in Detroit’s Mayoral Election

By MONICA DAVEY August 8, 2017 Voters in Detroit on Tuesday narrowed their choices for the city’s next leader to two: Mike Duggan, the incumbent mayor who has overseen the city as it has emerged from bankruptcy, and Coleman A. Young II, the son of...

Detroit’s Mayoral Election Is a Test of Recovery and Legacy

By MONICA DAVEY August 6, 2017 DETROIT — Coleman A. Young II was settling into a diner booth with a mug of hot chocolate heaped with whipped cream when a stranger approached. “I adored your father, and I hope you’re just like him,”...

Woman Shot by Minneapolis Officer ‘Didn’t Have to Die,’ Police Chief Says

By JOHN ELIGON and MITCH SMITH July 20, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — The mayor and the police chief of this city said on Thursday that Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman killed last weekend by a Minneapolis police officer, should not have been...

Strategy for Democratic Mayors Facing Troubles: Attack Trump

By MITCH SMITH July 10, 2017 MINNEAPOLIS — After a first term pockmarked by intense protests and searing criticism from the left, Betsy Hodges, the mayor of this city, is facing prominent challengers as she campaigns for re-election: a civil rights...

2 Years After Racial Turmoil, Ferguson Re-elects White Mayor

By JOHN ELIGON April 5, 2017 FERGUSON, Mo. — When a national movement for racial justice flared here two and a half years ago, activists nationwide hoped to upend the political order. Ferguson was one of many predominantly black communities across the...