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Deeper Democracy

At a time when local corporate media is trying to justify the destruction of democratic processes by ridiculing citizens, it is important for us to lift up the many ways people are advancing democratic dialogue here in the city of Detroit. Such an opportunity happened Monday night as the Riverfront East Congregational Initiative (RECI) gathered to talk about land use and economic development. In spite of th ...

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Future of Belle Isle in limbo

The city of Detroit still owns and manages Belle Isle — for now. A few hours after Detroit City Council postponed a vote on the lease of Belle Isle Jan. 29, the state withdrew its offer. The following day the governor threatened the appointment of an emergency manger was inevitable. Council won’t take up the issue again for a few weeks, but it’s unclear what, if any, action will then be taken. ...

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Krystal Crittendon talks about 2013 mayoral run

Last month, former Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon, announced she would run for mayor of Detroit. Crittendon rose to public attention after questioning the legality of the city of Detroit’s financial stability agreement with the state of Michigan. Crittendon, who has worked for the city for 18 years, was first appointed Corporation Counsel in 2008 by interim Mayor Ken Cockrel, Jr. She was twice reapp ...

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