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Detroit EM transfers authority to mayor, council

After two days of closed door meetings with the City Council and Mayor Mike Duggan, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has transferred all authority back to the executive and legislative branches. Late in the afternoon, Sept. 25, following a public hearing Orr signed Order 42 to Address Issues Relating the the Conclusion of the Emergency Manager's Tenure and Transfer of City Operations. ...

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10 organizations supporting survivors and spreading awareness of domestic violence

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence: The Commission seeks to address domestic and sexual violence from a legal perspective. Its mission is to increase access to justice for survivors of DV, sexual assault, and stalking by engaging the interest and support of members of the legal profession. Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence: The API Institute is a na ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

In a Hollywood Reporter article, well respected human rights activist and Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson said his first response to the Watts issue was to defend her. But in a recent press conference, Hutchinson called on Watts to apologize to the LAPD, and made it clear he has severe doubts about Watts’s credibility. Hutchinson is quoted as saying, “We take racial profi ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

My mother died a union member after working at GM more than 30 years. That alone is reason not to hate on the unions even if the Labor Day Parade in Detroit turned out to be little more than a photo-op for Vice President (would-like-to-be President) Joe Biden and a disappointment to thousands who couldn’t hear the VP because they were locked out, away from the sound system. That is the level of organizing t ...

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Keep your garden growing into the fall

If you loved summer gardening, you can keep your garden growing right through fall. Here’s how to make the most of fall season gardening. Size up the soil Most vegetable plants require full sun for six or more hours a day, and because fall provides a bit less sunlight than summer, you may need to relocate your plot to make the most of shorter days. If moving your garden isn’t an option, you can still take f ...

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