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New Census estimates are out that show Detroit lost 1,526 residents between 2017 and 2018 to 672,622, yet the city’s tax revenues are up, thanks mostly to more people working in the city and paying the city income tax.

So we ask: Can Detroit’s recovery continue even if population losses continue? Mayor Mike Duggan has famously said he should ultimately be judged by whether the city can stem its long-running population loss and grow again.

Elsewhere, we talk about that viral video of the blockade of the Lodge Freeway Friday in Detroit so a bunch of people driving Dodge Charger Hellcats could do donuts and burn rubber. Because Detroit is a weird place.


  • Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar says he’s moving to Detroit and may run for public office.
  • A new auto show aims to fill the void left by the North American International Auto Show’s move to June. It’ll be held in Novi in January.
  • Condada Tacos is coming to Royal Oak.
  • Three Detroit-area pizzerias rank among the top 50 in North America.

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