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Anyone doubting the scale of Detroit’s bankruptcy woes may be surprised to discover the city’s firefighters have set up intricate, makeshift contraptions involving empty cans just to ensure emergency alerts are delivered properly. Most fire departments in the United States operate using modern systems that announce emergency developments through a series of bells. In Detroit, …

The City of Detroit has once again begun shutting off water service for residents who are months behind on their bills. The move comes as a 30-day moratorium on shut-offs ended on Monday. According to the¬†Associated Press, the city was scheduled to have crews out on Tuesday in order to commence with the controversial shut-offs, …