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Campaign to recall Gov. Snyder falls far short, but gets new life

Campaign to recall Gov. Snyder falls far short, but gets new life

The uphill battle to recall Rick Snyder is getting new life after petitioners failed to collect anywhere near the required signatures. …

Land Bank defends hiring of $760-an-hour attorney in federal investigation

Land Bank defends hiring of $760-an-hour attorney in federal investigation

The Detroit Land Bank will spend up to $760 an hour for outside legal counsel during the federal investigation into the city’s massive demolition program.…

Election reform measure in Detroit blocked by city clerk, lawsuit claims

Election reform measure in Detroit blocked by city clerk, lawsuit claims

A citizen group is suing Detroit over a blocked ballot initiative aimed at correcting voter irregularities. …

3 questions Land Bank hasn’t answered about hiring law firms for investigation

3 questions Land Bank hasn’t answered about hiring law firms for investigation

When asked about hiring two outside law firms, including pricey powerhouse WilmerHale, city officials have clamped up.…

House panel approves flawed transparency law aimed at governor, lawmakers

House panel approves flawed transparency law aimed at governor, lawmakers

State lawmakers conveniently protected themselves from public records lawsuits in a flawed bill in the wake of the…

Detroit taxpayers bilked out of $500,000+ for severances to silence a scandal

Detroit taxpayers bilked out of $500,000+ for severances to silence a scandal

To avoid another scandal, a Detroit agency used $500,000+ intended for streetlights to pay off whistleblowers and the…

Detroit approves municipal IDs for immigrants, homeless and others

Detroit approves municipal IDs for immigrants, homeless and others

Detroit joins San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C. and a handful of other cities with municipal IDs for…

Gov. Snyder accused of deleting Flint e-mails, misleading Congress about water crisis

Gov. Snyder accused of deleting Flint e-mails, misleading Congress about water crisis

One congressman said Gov. Snyder “continues to withhold documents and witnesses from Congress” about the Flint water crisis.…

DEGC refuses to provide public records to MC Muckraker under FOIA request

DEGC refuses to provide public records to MC Muckraker under FOIA request

The tax-funded group that handles the sale of prime public property in Detroit has failed to turn over…

Trump’s ex-butler: Nuke Detroit because it’s ‘disgraced by Muslims’

Trump’s ex-butler: Nuke Detroit because it’s ‘disgraced by Muslims’

Donald Trump’s friend and former butler said Detroit should become a nuclear bomb site because the city has…

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