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Fact, fiction and the assault on democracy

The majority of Detroiters are outraged over Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s latest utterance. By now, most of the city knows that in a recent Wall Street Journal interview, Detroit Emergency Manger (DEM) Orr claimed much of “Detroit's dysfunction” is “due to simple complacency. For a long time, the city was dumb, lazy, happy and rich.” This statement has justly sparked protests and demands for an apology. ...

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City lawyer says EM in office illegally

City attorney Krystal Crittendon, who was a mayoral candidate in the recent primary election, called Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s comments that Detroiters are “dumb, lazy, happy and rich,” published last week in the Wall Street Journal, a blessing in disguise. “For Orr to go as far as he did to show this level of disrespect for Detroiters is a blessing in disguise … The things that we know certain ...

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DPS board approves $92 million loan

The Detroit Board of Education approved a resolution Aug. 1 to borrow $92 million through a bond sale to cover the cost of the upcoming school year for Detroit Public Schools. All but two board members supported the resolution. Board member Elena Herrada abstained and board member Wanda Redmon voted “no.” ...

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