Topic: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
A 'heat dome' has settled over 17 states in the central US, where it is likely to stay for several days. Temperatures will feel hotter than 110 degrees F. in some places.
According to the US Census, Michigan is the one state in the nation to see its population drop over the past decade. The steep decline in the auto industry is mostly to blame for driving people out.
The city will use federal funds to buy and rehab vacant homes in targeted neighborhoods, says Mayor Dave Bing. It's part of a strategy to cope with a shrinking Detroit and to battle blight.