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Bing will likely approve council's budget

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Detroit — Mayor Dave Bing is not expected to veto the City Council's amendments to his 2012-13 budget, in contrast to the squabbles that marked previous years.

Bing staffers officially received the $1.1 billion budget Tuesday afternoon and have until Friday to return the document to the panel. Mayoral spokeswoman Naomi Patton declined comment.

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Mackinac gathering needs much less talk, a lot more results

The annual watering hole gathering of Michigan’s top civic, business, labor, education, government, political and foundation leaders is set to begin.
This three-day event, The Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference, draws up to 1,500 of Michigan’s “movers and shakers.”
Beginning Tuesday, they will eat, drink and mingle on the world’s l

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Home Improvement

Home Improvement Travel often gives you new ways of looking at things … and that is certainly true of travel to China. My wife Kathy and I just got back from visiting our son, who lives and works in Shanghai.

We were there for 10 days, and it’s good to be home. But even through the fog of jet lag, the trip gave us plenty to think about.

And the main thing that hit

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Democracy is dead, civil rights leaders say

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Democracy is dead. That was the message leadership from Rainbow PUSH Michigan, and other civil rights groups wanted to spread Monday morning by staging a mock funeral for democracy at Galilee Baptist Church in Detroit. The rally attracted nearly 50 people and was a stark protest to Public Act 4 and the Michigan Board of Canvassers’ failure to ce

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Growth Agents

Growth Agents Healthcare is the fastest growing job sector in Michigan with nearly 600,000 people employed in it. That’s why leaders and communities in metro Detroit and state are rolling out the welcome mat with facilities, programs and services.

Add in aging baby boomers — the fastest growing demographic — and that graying is worth an awful lot of green — as i

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