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The Unsinkable Mr. Patterson

 

One might think coming face-to-face with the grim reaper following a major auto accident where doctors told his family he had a 3 percent chance of survival might dramatically change someone. Not so for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. At least not when it comes to his politics and his larger than life John W

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Orr: ‘Detroit has no choice’

Emergency manager takes on critics in candid interview about city’s future

KEVYN ORR, Detroit’s emergency financial manager, discusses the challenges facing Detroit while admonishing his critics to look at the facts on the city’s books. — Andre Smith photos

Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s emergency financial manager, unfazed by criticisms and mounting o

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Food Assistance Dollars Spent at Supermarkets on Nutritious Foods

A majority of people on government food programs get their food from large grocery stores according to a new report, which means they have a wide variety of foods available. More than 82 percent of SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) are redeemed at supermarkets and superstores

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Collaboration is key: 2013 Mackinac Policy

2013 Mackinac Policy Conference will align diverse groups in statewide conversation

Emerging from its troubled state, Michigan is poised for a seismic economic turnaround that may be right around the corner.

While some critics and pundits predicted that it would take decades to turn Detroit around and years to address Michigan’s languishing economy,

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit