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Taxpayers on the hook for Wayne County pensions

Taxpayers in Wayne County are footing the bill for a handful of former employees’ pensions that exceed IRS guidelines. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Forget retirement. Wayne Brown returns to Detroit to run an opera.

Forget retirement. Wayne Brown returns to Detroit to run an opera. DETROIT — Wayne Brown had everything planned. A house in Chapel Hill. No more board meetings or budget sessions. Retirement. Then he took the job in Detroit. On a recent afternoon, Brown, 14 months in as president and chief executive of Michigan … Full News […]

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How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip

How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip DETROIT — When Christopher Prater and his wife, TaNisha — Detroit natives who returned home after 12 years in Atlanta — went scouting for a location for the clothing boutique they planned to open, he was horrified by the address of a spot […]

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Stephen Ross to speak at Wayne State law school

Stephen Ross to speak at Wayne State law school

Kirk Pinho – Stephen M. Ross will speak at the Wayne State University Law School for the first time on April 9. Ross, a 1965 graduate of the school and a billionaire real estate developer and owner of the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins and their Sun Life Stadium, will field questions from Dean Jocelyn […]

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Hear Big Sean’s new ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ album; Detroiter works with Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne

DETROIT, MI — Detroit native Big Sean dropped at midnight Tuesday his third studio album since 2011, and it includes plenty of star power. List to all 12 songs on Dark Sky Paradise in the Spotify player embedded in this post. You’ll hear cameos from Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne, E-40 and Chris Brown. Full […]

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Former airport authority interim CEO named Wayne County deputy exec

Former airport authority interim CEO named Wayne County deputy exec

Chad Halcom – Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has named Genelle Allen, a former interim CEO and deputy CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority, a second deputy executive in his month-old administration, the county announced Tuesday. Allen, most recently a vice president at Ypsilanti transportation planning firm Jacobsen/Daniels Associates LLC, started Monday in the […]

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Wayne State accepting applications for Detroit Revitalization Fellows program

Kirk Pinho – Applications for the two-year Wayne State University Detroit Revitalization Fellows program will be accepted beginning today through Feb. 20. The program, which has awarded 48 fellowships in its two previous cohorts in 2011-13 and 2013-15, places mid-career professionals — typically with a graduate degree and 5-15 years of work experience — with […]

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Wayne State University student accidentally drowned in pond at Central Michigan University, autopsy shows

The autopsy shows that Michael Hartnett accidentally drowned and Isabella County Prosecutor Risa Scully announced she will not file charges in the case. Full News here – Detroit News

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Edward King, former Wayne State small-business services director, dies at 65

Edward King, former Wayne State small-business services director, dies at 65

Crain’s Detroit Business – Edward King, a metro Detroit small-business consultant and former longtime director of Small Business Services at Wayne State University, died Monday. He was 65.   From 1980 to 2009, King taught classes to entrepreneurs and small-business owners in his role at WSU. “I got into this because I was sick of […]

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President Barack Obama to speak at Ford plant in Wayne

President Barack Obama plans to speak Wednesday at the Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, the White House announced Monday afternoon. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit’s Wayne State University part of hospital infection research

A Wayne State University professor is among the researchers who received a $ 3.2 million federal grant to test a new treatment for a common hospital-acquired infection. Full News here – Detroit News

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Wayne County prosecutor unhappy with light, odd sentence given to embezzling Catholic priest

Charitable money supplied by the Archdiocese of Detroit for the needy instead went to an unscrupulous priest and his accomplice, a Wayne County jury found. Full News here – Detroit News

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HUD orders Wayne County to repay $850k grant

A former Wayne County appointee is causing taxpayers to write a big check. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Wayne County Treasurer extends tax deadline for homes bought off auctions

In attempt to help avoid some 20,000 properties going back into tax foreclosure, Wayne County Treasurer Ray Wojtowicz announced Wednesday that taxpayers with properties bought off the county auctions have until May 26, 2015 to pay delinquent taxes. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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OCC business students can finish bachelor’s degree at Wayne State under new agreement

Kirk Pinho – Wayne State University and Oakland Community College have entered into an agreement that will allow OCC students who have received associate degrees in business administration to transfer up to 82 credit hours to WSU to complete their bachelor’s degrees there. The agreement, which was announced Monday and covers OCC business administration students […]

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