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Learning lessons

As the process to decide whether or not Detroit can be declared bankrupt grinds on, a number of things are becoming clear. First, Gov. Rick Snyder and Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr are neither truthful nor transparent. Secret dealings between the governor and Orr were uncovered by one of the many court cases filed to challenge the bankruptcy. Long before any public announcement, the governor had been in stead ...

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Problems with the primary

Defeated mayoral candidate Tom Barrow is challenging the primary election results that placed write-in candidate Mike Duggan as the top challenger in the November general election. Duggan and Clerk Winfrey were the top vote getters in the Aug. 6 primary with 44,395 votes and 57,601votes respectively. In an interview with radio host Angelo Henderson of AM1200 WCHB, Barrow implied the primary results were ill ...

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State ends Black political leadership

With state oversight of the 36th District Court, elected officials in the city of Detroit have been stripped of their power and authority in all units and branches of government. The Detroit Public Schools have been under emergency management since 2009, with the appointment of three different managers. In March of this year, the city of Detroit was appointed an emergency manager whose powers supersede that ...

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