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Renaissance man, tech visionary

For Richard Clay, owning his own business was something he always wanted. At two years old, Clay went completely blind. For him, it was the equivalent of being born blind, because, he says, he cannot remember ever seeing. That didn’t stop him, however, from achieving his goals. Clay attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where he got his first taste of entrepreneurship. ...

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City of Detroit dog licenses

As of Oct. 7, 2013, City of Detroit Community Affairs Centers will no longer sell city of Detroit dog licenses, according to a news release from Detroit Police Department. Dog licenses will continue to be available over the counter or by mail at: Detroit Animal Control at 3511 W. Jefferson. If purchasing a dog license by mail, the city says to enclose current proof of rabies vaccination for the dog(s) with ...

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Council looks for alternatives to proposed Belle Isle lease

According to Council President Saunteel Jenkins, council has 10 days to approve or disapprove the deal, presented Sept. 30, by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. If voted down, Council will have an additional seven days to propose an alternate plan. No action by council will result in the approval of the current lease proposal. ...

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Highland Park prepares to battle state over finances

City officials convened a special meeting Oct. 2 to prepare a response to the State Treasurer’s preliminary review of the city’s finances. Before a standing room only crowd and facing an Oct. 9 deadline to submit a response, Mayor DeAndre Windom and Finance Manager Ernestine Williams went point by point through Treasurer Andy Dillon’s 15 findings that the city is in “probable financial stress.” ...

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