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Bond insurers vow to fight Detroit financial plan

(via news.yahoo.com)

DETROIT (AP) — Companies that insure Detroit's bonds are repeating their pledge to aggressively challenge the city's plan to get out of bankruptcy.

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on Jul 22, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Detroit retirees back pensi...

Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide

(via news.yahoo.com)

DETROIT (AP) — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.

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on Jul 22, 2014 at 04:20 PM
General Motors to Help Buil...

General Motors to Help Build a Shipping Container Home in Detroit

(via www.jetsongreen.com)

The GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is joining forces with the non-profit Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to build a homestead out of shipping containers. They plan to turn a shipping container into a sustainable home that will also come with a plot of farming land to cultivate. The home will be designed by TAKD Design and […]

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on Jul 21, 2014 at 04:21 PM
Hundreds in Detroit Protest...

Hundreds in Detroit Protest Over Move to Shut Off Water

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About 300 demonstrators rallied downtown Friday, calling the city’s plan to end service to customers behind in their bills a human rights violation.

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on Jul 19, 2014 at 03:50 AM
Black-Owned Businesses Are ...

Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit's Resurgence, But No One's Talking About It

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Detroit will mark the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing this Friday, and across the country, people are watching the city to see how it has survived the upheaval.Despite pending cuts for pensioners, as well as widespread poverty, sobering health and violence statistics and a declining population, Detroiters have expressed cautious optimism about recent changes, which include greater in...

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on Jul 17, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Howling for Wolves and Voti...

Howling for Wolves and Voting Rights in Michigan

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Almost three decades ago, I spent a summer as a Student Conservation Association ranger at Isle Royale National Park, in the farthest reaches of northern Michigan. I hiked through the beautiful boreal forests of this World Heritage site, drawn there because of the stories I'd read as a child about the relationship between the wolves and the moose on the island. Not for a moment did I ever worry...

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on Jul 09, 2014 at 10:50 PM
4 Reasons the Detroit Water...

4 Reasons the Detroit Water Shut-Offs Matter

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Last month, the City of Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department began to shut off water service for around 3,000 customers a week, people who have fallen behind on payments by more than $150 or 60 days. It's no coincidence that Detroit is one of the cities hardest hit by recession, unemployment and foreclosures in the United States, and I can't help but notice parallels to the work that the int...

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on Jul 07, 2014 at 04:50 AM
Now Detroit Electric Wants ...

Now Detroit Electric Wants To Build Its Cars In The U.K.

(via gas2.org)

After fleeing the Motor City for Holland, Detroit Electric has just announced that production of the SP:01 electric coupe will actually be in the U.K. The post Now Detroit Electric Wants To Build Its Cars In The U.K. appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Jul 02, 2014 at 03:20 PM

DIGGDEEP, Detroit and Water as a Human Right

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George McGraw believes water is a human right. Does anyone else?The post DIGGDEEP, Detroit and Water as a Human Right appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.

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on Jul 02, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Thousands Without Water in ...

Thousands Without Water in Detroit a Human Rights Violation, UN Says

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Human rights experts from the United Nations have expressed their concern about reports of widespread water disconnections throughout the city of Detroit in households unable to pay water bills. The three experts, who specialise in human rights relating to

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on Jul 01, 2014 at 03:20 PM