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Student accepts debate challenge from affirmative action foe on U-M admissions policy

The woman who successfully challenged the University of Michigan’s admissions practices is seeking to debate a Detroit high school student who is protesting her denial into the school. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit’s grand bargain still needs Lansing’s approval

In this week’s Metro Times we took a look at the state legislature’s role in Detroit’s ongoing bankruptcy — in particular, how it must approve a $ 350 million pledge for the so-called “grand bargain” to remain intact. And, with last night’s announcement of a significant deal between the city and Detroit’s pension boards and retiree groups, […]

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Agreements quell bankruptcy protests, but Detroit restructuring still faces huge obstacles

Detroit creditors face complicated vote on bankruptcy plan. Full News here – Detroit News

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Schools too quick to kick students out? March against zero-tolerance planned

Dozens will march from Detroit to Lansing Monday to Wednesday to draw attention to their concerns and to urge schools to adopt policies that limit lengthy expulsions and suspensions to the most serious offenses, create alternatives to such disciplinary action and eliminate suspensions for uniform and truancy violations Full News here – freep

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If You Thought Detroit's Art Was Finally Safe, You Were Very Wrong

If You Thought Detroit's Art Was Finally Safe, You Were Very Wrong Now, one of the city's biggest creditors says the city needs to sell its art collection — likely Detroit's most prized asset — in order to pay off its debts in bankruptcy court. And they've found several investors who are willing to pay […]

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Metro Times wins heavy at the SPJ Awards

Despite a turbulent 2013 which saw Metro Times change owners, move buildings and change editors twice, we picked up eight awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Awards on Wednesday night. The big winner was Robert Nixon, design manager, who picked up a first place for “Feature Page Design (Class A)” for our Josh Malerman […]

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Red Wings counting on a healthy Darren Helm to be a difference-maker vs. Bruins with speed, tenacity

Helm missed essentially the past two playoffs due to injuries. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Detroit Electronic Music Festival cancelled; refunds offered or a ticket to 2015 event

DETROIT, MI — The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, better known as DEMF, has reportedly been cancelled. The cancellation, however, doesn’t affect The Movement Festival, a separate event to be held Memorial Day Weekend. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, which was supposed to be making a triumphant return this year, has been canceled. A statement on the website says that the festival will be back in 2015. Back in November, Ford Field hosted an announcement party for DEMF, where it was revealed that a new DEMF festival would take […]

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Detroit Tigers call up reliever Justin Miller from Triple-A Toledo, will need to make corresponding move

The Detroit Tigers have added a new reliever to the mix. Justin Miller, a hard-throwing right-hander, has reportedly been called up from Triple-A Toledo. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Retired police, firefighters reach deal with Detroit

Retired police, firefighters reach deal with Detroit DETROIT — The City of Detroit reached a deal Tuesday with a retired police and firefighters group to preserve current pensions, according to mediators. The deal, which Detroit bankruptcy mediator Gerald Rosen revealed, comes as the city also is close … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Speedy Red Wings set to take on big, bad Bruins

Uh, OK. This is different, even a bit awkward, like meeting the guy who took your plush corner office. It’s different in more ways than we’ve ever seen, as the Wings make their first foray into the Eastern Conference playoffs and immediately get to face the East’s beasts, the Boston Bruins. Be careful what you […]

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Pistons’ Greg Monroe wonders what future holds

He’s seen plenty of things in four years: player mutinies, coach hirings and firings, chicanery and the like, but hasn’t felt the pleasure of winning, not in the way he anticipated after being drafted seventh in 2010. Full News here – Detroit Pistons RSS from The Detroit News

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Crain’s honored with 21 awards at Detroit journalism banquet

Crain’s Detroit Business – Crain’s Detroit Business staff members earned 21 awards for reporting, photography and design this week at the Detroit Society of Professional Journalists annual Excellence in Media banquet. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Here is why landlords could do well in Wayne County

CNN has a message to all prospective landlords: Head to Wayne County! Occupancy and rental rates are increasing, the report says, creating an opportunity for serious returns on investments. In fact, after comparing the median sales price of homes to average monthly rents in nearly 1,600 counties, RealtyTrac found that Detroit’s Wayne County offers landlords […]

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