Legislature Set to Require Abortion Rider Policy

November 26, 2013
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Legislature Set to Require Abortion Rider Policy

Vocal Minority Organizes Ballot Initiative … IN THE WORLD of politics, the male-dominated realm of imposing values on women’s reproductive choices has again come into full relief, this time in the form of a controversial initiative that would require women to buy an additional rider on their health insurance if they wanted abortion coverage. The...
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Windsor International Film Festival

November 7, 2013
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The Little ‘Fest that could | Now screening 65 films … When it began nine years ago, the people who came up with the idea of having an annual film festival in Windsor didn’t know whether an event devoted to showcasing independent and foreign films would work in a city not always considered appreciative of...
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Detroit’s Election Results

November 6, 2013
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Results of Tuesday’s historic election for mayor and city council have yet to be certified, but city officials have released preliminary data indicating voter turnout exceed 25 percent. Looked at in a historical perspective, that number is up from Dave Bing’s reelection bid in 2009, which was 22.68 percent; in 1993 turnout, according to...
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Duggan Is Detroit’s Next Mayor

November 6, 2013
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In The Bag Before 11 p.m. … After arguably one of the most fitful starts a Detroit political campaign has faced in, … maybe forever, Mike Duggan’s electoral victory in the Motor City signals that identity politics no longer trumps economic crisis. Before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, 100 percent of precincts were reporting that...
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Kresge Opens 2014 Fellowship Process

November 1, 2013
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Kresge Opens 2014 Fellowship Process

Applicants Vie for $25k Award … The Kresge Foundation announced on Friday, Nov. 1, its intent to accept applications for 2014 Kresge Artist Fellowships in Dance/Music and Film/Theatre. Each fellowship provides $25,000 to awardees as well as professional practice opportunities by ArtServe Michigan. Since 2009, Kresge Arts in Detroit, which administers the fellowships for...
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Forced Diet for Michigan’s Neediest Starts Nov. 1

October 30, 2013
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‘Stone Soup’ To Become Staple …  Michigan’s Department of Human services announced today that beginning Friday, Nov. 1, nearly 1.8 million state residents who receive government food assistance will have to make due with even less. The reduction in financial assistance, which affects all 50 states, are due to provisions contained in a 2009...
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Kilpatrick to Spend Next 28 Years in Prison

October 10, 2013
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Kilpatrick to Spend Next 28 Years in Prison

Judge Throws the Book at Kwame; Prosecutors Rejoice. DETROIT ⎯ It was time to pay the piper for Detroit’s former “hiphop” mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, as a federal judge sentenced the once-heralded rising star to 28 years in prison for corruption that turned city hall into a pay-for-play bonanza. In issuing the sentence, U.S. District...
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City Leases Belle Isle to Lansing

October 1, 2013
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City Leases Belle Isle to Lansing

DETROIT — At Tuesday’s regular City Council session, it was announced that state and city leaders executed a lease agreement effectively turning Belle Isle, one of Detroit’s “crown jewels,” into a state park. The idea of ceding governance of the island from the city to Lansing has been floating for a while, with Gov....
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Times Shamrock Announces Sale of Alt-Weekly Division

August 26, 2013
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Times Shamrock Announces Sale of Alt-Weekly Division

DETROIT—Times Shamrock Communications announced today that it is placing its alternative weekly division on the market for sale, which includes the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit’s largest weekly publication. The Metro Times is one of five properties in Times Shamrock’s alt-weekly portfolio; other weeklies in the division now on the market include San Antonio Current,...
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Jerry Vile’s Sale of the Century

August 13, 2013
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It’s fair to say that we Detroiters have been slightly roughed up over the last few weeks … months … years … decades. However, one thing nobody can accuse us of is losing our sense of humor. Days after the city filed for bankruptcy protection, a mysterious — and HUGE — can of Crisco...
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