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  • Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

    DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit bonds and stand to lose millions repeated a pledge Tuesday to aggressively challenge the city's bankruptcy plan, a day after retirees endorsed pension cuts and qualified for a bailout led by the state. Syncora and Financial Guaranty Insurance said...

  • Snyder: Vote recognizes efforts to help Detroit

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says a vote by Detroit workers and retirees to approve pension cuts in the city's bankruptcy is recognition that the state has pulled together in support of the city. In a statement Tuesday morning, Snyder said: "We have farther to go down this...

  • Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts

    DETROIT (AP) — Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history. The city disclosed results from two months of balloting, which ended July 11. Judge...

  • Expert says Detroit bankruptcy plan is feasible

    DETROIT (AP) — An expert hired to advise Detroit's bankruptcy judge says the city's plan to get out of Chapter 9 is feasible but there still are many challenges. Marti Kopacz says the city's computer system "is so broken" that it threatens to thwart Detroit from meeting its commitments. She...

  • Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a controversy that has prompted large protests and caught the attention of the judge overseeing the city's bankruptcy. The city said there will be no...

  • Ilitches release details on Wings arena complex

    DETROIT (AP) — The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. "It's always been my dream to see a vibrant and energized downtown Detroit," Mike Ilitch, chairman of Ilitch Holdings...

  • Detroit seeing upgrades ahead of bankruptcy trial

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit neighborhoods are being relit, its vacant homes are being sold off or torn down, its public transportation is cleaner and more often on schedule and the city has renegotiated some burdensome union contracts. In the little more than a year since state-appointed emergency...

  • Elizabeth Warren has already changed the Democratic conversation

    Progressive Dems are freshly encouraged that Warren's gravitational pull will move other Democrats, such as Hillary Clinton, to fight for and campaign on the same issues.

  • Museum raises $80M toward Detroit bankruptcy deal

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts says it has pledges for about 80 percent of the $100 million it promised toward an effort involving the state of Michigan and major foundations to prevent the sale of art and soften cuts to city retirees during Detroit's bankruptcy. It announced...

  • Residents trained to aid Detroit's fight on blight

    DETROIT (AP) — One of the latest weapons helping Detroit in its long battle with blight and vacant houses isn't a super-powered bulldozer or millions of dollars in funding for demolitions. It's a simple mobile app called "blexting" — short for blight texting — that can be downloaded free...

  • First signs of a Detroit recovery?

    On Monday, Detroit is expected to release the results of a vote by the state's retirees on an accepting a "grand bargain" bailout package from Michigan.

  • Detroit bankruptcy judge opens court to critics

    DETROIT (AP) — A judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy gave the microphone Tuesday to residents and retirees who oppose the city's proposal to cut pensions and other benefits as part of a plan to get solvent again. Hundreds of people have filed objections to Detroit's bankruptcy exit...

  • Tiger Stadium site redevelopment plans move ahead

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit officials have approved a preliminary agreement to redevelop part of the former site of Tiger Stadium that would include a youth baseball field and offices. The city's Economic Development Corp. on Monday announced the agreement with nonprofit youth sports organization...

  • 'Complicated' Detroit bankruptcy vote out July 21

    DETROIT (AP) — The counting of votes cast by creditors in Detroit's bankruptcy case is a "little complicated," but the city is on track to report results next week, an attorney said Monday. More than 30,000 retirees and current and former workers were eligible to vote on pension changes...

  • Smartphone app to help in Detroit fight vs. blight

    DETROIT (AP) — A smartphone app is the latest tool in Detroit's efforts to fight blight. By contributing photos and updated information about derelict properties, the public will be able to help keep the Motor City Mapping project database current, the Detroit Free Press reported...



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