Monday May 13
Michigan Emergency Manager Unconstitutional, NAACP Suit Says
The Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is challenging the constitutionality of the state's emergency manager law in federal court, claiming it unfairly targets African Americans and dilutes their voting rights.
Monday May 13
Financial manager: Detroit 'dysfunctional, wasteful'
The city of Detroit will finish its current budget year with a $162 million cash-flow shortfall and doubts about the financial health of its pension funds, according to a new report by the city's emergency manager.
Mon May 06, 2013
Editorial: Cooperation recipe for EM success
For those who question the value of an emergency manager, just look at Ecorse. Joyce Parker, appointed in 2009 by Gov.
Fri May 03, 2013
Marathon Refinery Fire in Detroit Another Sign of Environmental Injustice
Last Saturday's Marathon Oil refinery explosion and fire was yet another dangerous, polluting event in a string of environmental injustices to plague the residents of the 48217 zip code in Detroit, which is unfortunately famous for being the most polluted in Michigan .
Thu May 02, 2013
Observer & Eccentric
Man faces trial in stripping fixtures from house
A Michigan Department of Corrections officer has been ordered to stand trial on a felony charge of stripping fixtures from his father's Westland home after it was in foreclosure.
Wed May 01, 2013
With 'financial emergency' over in Ecorse, Joyce Parker still watching
State officials say the financial emergency in the city of Ecorse has been resolved.
Flint Township/Swartz Creek Advance
Renovations underway at Ypsilanti McDonald's
The McDonald's on Ecorse Road in Ypsilanti is undergoing renovations that will include adding a second ordering board and constructing a stone facade.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Emergency manager no longer needed in Ecorse, Snyder says
As a result, the governor named a Transition Advisory Board that will work to return city control back to local officials and make sure finances remain stable.
Ecorse gets out from under emergency manager after eliminating deficit
Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday announced that Ecorse is no longer under financial emergency, appointing a transition advisory board to oversee the return of control from Emergency Manager Joyce Parker to local elected officials.