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Charter Schools Make Surprising Change

Union isn't a word that's often associated with charter schools, but that might be changing in Michigan. The teachers, counselors and social workers of Cesar Chavez Academy, Detroit's biggest charter school system and one of Michigan's largest, chose overwhelmingly to form a union Thursday.

They voted 88-39 to certify the

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Christopher Dorner's body positively identified

(CNN) -- Medical examiners have positively identified the body of the renegade former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, the man authorities say killed four people and wounded three others in a vendetta against his old comrades.

That announcement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department came two days

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Crippled cruise ship returns to shore

(CNN) -- Finally, after days of listing on a disabled Carnival cruise ship without electricity and working toilets, thousands of passengers finished disembarking early Friday morning at the Port of Mobile.

The frustration that many felt was typified by Janie Esparza, one of the first passengers to get back on land.

"It

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Local Wedding Photographer Captures Love in the City

In wedding photographer Ryan Southen's images you'll sometimes find not two, but three beloveds sharing the frame. That is, one happy couple, and Detroit, beloved by lovers and photographers alike.

Though 26-year-old Southen shoots weddings all over the metro area and out-of-state, he has a special connection with the city.

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit