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In 2010, Wayne County privatized prisoner meals and awarded Canteen Correctional Services and Continental Distributors a five-year, $26 million contract to provide three-a-days to...

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A community forum, Strengthening the Health of Detroit's Mothers and Children, is taking shape to examine the causes of high rates of infant mortality....

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Before bad policy decisions permeated Detroit City Hall and disrupted long-established patterns of economic vitality and community organization, the city was largely defined, and...

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News that the city of Detroit intends to apply for one of the Obama administration’s new “Promise Zones” has expectations running high. Wishful thinkers...
Decriminalization

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Detroiters are daily witnesses to the worst results from drugs and violence -- and not just because -- as the Detroit News recently reported...

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Each year, millions of women are battered in much the same way as revealed in the shocking video of former Baltimore Ravens running back...

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It was hardly a shocking revelation that Detroit Public Schools ranked last in attendance among 21 big-city districts that took the National Assessment for...

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It will take a fair and impartial investigation to put to rest public concerns about whether a white police officer used proper procedures and...

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Neither before -- nor after --the imposition of an emergency manager has the Detroit City Council shown much talent in moving the city forward....

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A few weeks ago, I traveled to Chicago, President Barack Obama’s hometown, at the invitation of the Illinois Policy Institute. I took part in...

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The great welfare debate took on a more forceful tone last week with committee passage of drug-testing legislation that would, among other things, mandate...

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig swaggered into town boldly declaring that the carjackings, street crimes and home invasions were a thing of the past....

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Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin is participating in the summer ritual of walking door-to-door trying to generate renewed public interest in the...

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Detroiters went to the polls in the August primary election to decide the final candidates in the race for mayor. They took advantage of...

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What do you get when you combine a down economy with masses of discouraged, underemployed and downtrodden workers? A silly season of targeted protests...

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Detroit Emergency Manager Keyvn Orr ignited a political firestorm when he orchestrated the largest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy filing in history. At its flaming...

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“Shock” best described the reaction among some black Americans after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Rallies, protests...

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  The Detroit Regional Chamber's political action committee has endorsed write-in Detroit mayoral candidate Mike Duggan. Organized labor has cast its lot with Benny Napoleon. This maneuvering...

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Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will escort about 40 Wall Street bondholders and creditors on a tour this week through crime-ridden and rundown neighborhoods. His...

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A jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley accused of shooting 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones....

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