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4:14 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Demolition Monday kicks off blight removal in Detroit

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The $52 million dollar project may be the largest residential blight removal Michigan’s history.
Detroit - Gov. Rick Snyder joined city and congressional officials Monday to kick off what was described as the largest residential blight removal in state history, using part of $52 million in federal aid to start tearing down five abandoned homes on the city's west side. Authorities worked with the U.S.
3:41 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Detroit, Grand Rapids get funds to tear down abandoned buildings

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Five Michigan cities in all are going to split $100 million of federal money to get rid of blight.
DETROIT, MI - Detroit will get the lion's share of $100 million in federal funds to remove blight in Michigan cities. Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday morning Detroit will receive $52.3 million in federal money to fight blight. Four other Michigan cities will split $37.4 million to pay for projects to preserve property values and fight crime.
2:56 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Federal judge says no new trial for Kilpatrick

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The former Detroit mayor's father was also convicted of a tax offense in the case.
A federal judge has refused to acquit or grant new trials to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, his father and a city contractor. The decision Thursday clears the way for Kilpatrick's sentence for corruption on Sept. 3. Kilpatrick and Bobby Ferguson were convicted in March of a sweeping scheme to enrich themselves through fixed contracts, bribes and kickbacks.
8:28 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Other large cities face problems like Detroit

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Pew Center for the States finds pension plans underfunded across the country
Detroit not alone under mountain of long-term debt Detroit may be alone among the nation's biggest cities in terms of filing for bankruptcy, but it is far from the only city being crushed by a roiling mountain of long-term debt.
6:12 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Detroit pension boards file suit to stop cutting of benefits

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Lawsuit says pension benefits are protected in state Constitution
Detroit's two pension funds on Wednesday sued Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and Gov. Rick Snyder in an attempt to block Orr from slashing pension benefits for thousands of current and active city workers as part of his plan to restructure the city's massive debt.

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