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Residents say poverty wages will not resurrect Detroit

Only blocks from city hall, a Friday afternoon picket line at the Crowne Plaza Hotel symbolizes the fight taking place in this city.

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Detroit's bankruptcy problem rooted in capitalism

Blame for Detroit's decline, and solutions Governor Rick Snyder and his appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr proposed in today's bankruptcy press conference, left key players in that decline blameless.

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Detroit needs emergency action, not an emergency manager

Detroit is far from the only community feeling the shock of the economic crisis.

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Emergency manager not necessary, Detroit officials argue

David Whitaker, Detroit City Council's research and analysis director, said an Emergency Manager is "beyond anti-democratic."

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Senate hopeful Hoekstra slammed for racist Super Bowl ad

Racism and far-right politics go hand-in-hand. With Michigan Senate hopeful Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl ad, the whole nation got to see it for themselves.

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Emergency managers destroy democracy

What is now sending shockwaves through the state is that the governor is the review of Detroit's finances.

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Jackson: Jobs needed as state cuts endanger lives

People want to move from welfare to work, but the requirements to make that transition are missing.

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Family hopeful after deportation delay

A few hours after Wednesday's press conference to protest the Friday deportation of Florencio Avila Cachu, word was received the case will be reviewed.

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Where auto history was made, calls to “Retool for Peace”

The only reminder that manufacturing once took place here is a historic marker in front of the shuttered building.

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Philip Levine named country's poet laureate

Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, known for his detailed and personal verse about the working class, has been appointed the country's new poet laureate.

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