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JoAnn Watson Wants To File Lawsuit Over New EM Law

MLive | Posted 02.26.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT, MI -- City Council today directed its research and analysis division and the city's law department to explore suing the state over its emerge...

City Councilwoman Calls For 'Bacon' From Obama, And Twitter Responds

Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson announced that President Obama should toss something Detroit's way -- "bacon," to quote this local leader, duri...

Childhood Poverty in Detroit Tops 67 Percent and Detroit Tops List of Nation's Most Costly City Councils

Patricia Lesko | Posted 04.25.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

In Michigan's largest city, 67 percent of children live in poverty. How can they not? Unemployment in Detroit is thought to be close to 50 percent by the city's mayor.