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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Why every state should guarantee the right to work

    Right-to-work is back in the spotlight, thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision in Harris v. Quinn.

  • Report: Detroit art valued at more than $4.6B

    DETROIT (AP) — Treasures in the Detroit Institute of Arts eyed for sale by some creditors in the city's historic bankruptcy could be worth more than $4.6 billion, but likely would fetch a quarter of that or less in a forced liquidation, according to a new report. The evaluation given this...

  • Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

    DETROIT (AP) — A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews. John Kalymon of Troy died at his suburban Detroit home on June 29. He had pneumonia, prostate cancer and...

  • After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As Detroit struggles to climb out of bankruptcy, another Michigan city with strong ties to the auto industry may be about to fall into the same hole. Flint, the birthplace of General Motors that once had 200,000 residents, has also endured a spectacular drop in population...

  • Plans in works for Michigan natural gas pipeline

    DETROIT (AP) — Plans are in the works for a new natural gas transmission pipeline that could pass through Michigan on its way to Ontario, Canada, raising concerns among some residents whose properties have already been dug up for an ongoing oil pipeline project. Company spokeswoman Vicki...

  • Deadline approaches for bankruptcy plan vote

    DETROIT (AP) — The most anticipated vote in Detroit this summer isn't for a city office. Instead, ballots due by Friday from city retirees could determine how quickly Detroit exits its historic bankruptcy and how much of the financial weight pensioners will bear. Non-uniformed retirees are...

  • Union leaders having a hard time talking about Harris v. Quinn

    It's not easy to make to a convincing argument that labor organizations should have the right to extract money directly from the paychecks of people who don't want to be union members in the first place, which is ultimately what Harris v. Quinn was about.

  • Video: John Dingell talks about when Congress worked

    Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving U.S. House member ever, spoke at the National Press Club last week. Dingell is retiring at the end of his current term, having been a member of the U.S. House for 58 years.

  • VIDEO: Rick Snyder, Mark Schauer locked at 40 percent in Michigan

    Republican incumbent Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer are tied at 40 percent in Michigan's gubernatorial race.

  • Michigan contracts with builder of healthcare.gov

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is being criticized for awarding computer contracts worth about $90 million to a Canadian company that was the lead contractor on the federal government's troubled healthcare.gov website. The Detroit Free Press...

  • Lump sum repayments approved in Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit retirees will be allowed to repay generous annuity returns with a lump sum in the city's bankruptcy case. A single payment could be cheaper than stretching it over time. The city is proposing to recover as much as 20 percent of the money paid between 2003 and 2013....

  • Detroit's largest union, city sign new contract

    DETROIT (AP) — A representative of Detroit's largest union and the city's emergency manager signed an agreement reached during the ongoing municipal bankruptcy case. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees official Ed McNeil and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr took...

  • There is a way out for states trapped in the pension sinkhole

    Under "defined benefit" retirement programs, public employees have been promised more money than states can ever afford to pay.



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