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Detroit becomes largest city to file for bankruptcy

The city of Detroit on Thursday became the largest city in US history to file for bankruptcy protection, court documents showed. Once the fourth largest US city, Detroit has seen its population shrink by more than half, from 1.8 million in 1950 to 685,000 today, as crime, flight to the…

Detroit accuses bond insurer of stifling agreement with creditors

By Karen Pierog and Steve Neavling (Reuters) – The city of Detroit filed a lawsuit against bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc claiming the company blocked an agreement the city hopes to conclude with major creditors involving revenue from the city’s three casinos. The suit filed on Friday by Detroit’s state-appointed…

Bullied Michigan 8th grader dead after shooting himself in school bathroom

An eighth grader at Davidson Middle School in Southgate Michigan is dead after shooting himself in one of the school’s boys bathrooms. According to Detroit’s Fox 2 News, the teen was found and rushed to Oakwood Southshore Medical Center where he died of his injuries. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., school…

Hoekstra: ‘Fair’ to hold Obama responsible for terror attack

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday that it is “fair” to hold the Obama administration responsible for the a failure to detect an attempted terror attack. Friday, Hoekstra told the Detroit Free Press that the Obama administration needed to “connect the dots.” “You were quoted in…

Where I’ll Be Today

So, the thing that’s taken up a significant amount of my time recently is the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion’s Mock Trial, putting the FHA on the stand for racial discrimination in Detroit. And now that today’s the day, I’ll be liveblogging it below the fold, and you can…

Works Probably Far Too Well

I work on Woodward Avenue in Detroit. One of the beautiful things about working in downtown Detroit is that after exhausting the local coney island, and the fast food place or two nearby, you’re probably going to have to drive somewhere else if you didn’t pack a lunch. Driving around…

Detroit megachurch prays over SUVs at the altar for industry bailout

WTF? If God cannot answer the call of those in more desperate straits, then these folks worshipping at the altar of Big Auto are in for a sore disappointment. Don’t expect any humility from the execs when they screw over the worker to save their own hides. With sport-utility vehicles…

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