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Ashley Woods

How Long Must This Michigan City Wait For Democracy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT -- Michigan's controversial emergency manager law gives state-appointed financial managers sweeping powers to bring cities in crisis back from...

Silverdome Owner Wants Tax Break

Posted 03.15.2012 | Detroit

While Pontiac's emergency manager makes drastic cuts to resolve the city's budget crisis, the owner of the Silverdome is hoping for a five-year breath...

Hamtramck Fires City Manager, As Payless Paydays Loom

Posted 03.08.2012 | Detroit

Hamtramck City Council voted to fire City Manager William Cooper Wednesday, following a distressing financial report he issued warning of impending pa...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Pontiac's Emergency Manager Could Have Lost the City $850,000

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.11.2012 | Detroit

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters came to Pontiac City Hall Wednesday morning to discuss his plan to combat an agreement between Pontiac Emergency Manager Lou Sch...