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EPA to hire the unemployed in Michigan

The program will specifically target Michigan's youth - who suffer nearly 50 percent unemployment rates in Detroit.

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Emergency manager cuts endanger Detroit schools

Ten thousand Detroit Public Schools teachers and support staff are quickly finding out how undemocratic Michigan's emergency manager law is.

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Where auto history was made, calls to “Retool for Peace”

The only reminder that manufacturing once took place here is a historic marker in front of the shuttered building.

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Immigrant rights leaders demand accountability, not “whitewash”

Even though officers in tinted-glass SUVs surrounded the Hope of Detroit Academy elementary school, playground and adjacent church, ICE's investigation found no wrongdoing.

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GOP launches "race to the bottom" for Michigan environment

"Racing to the bottom on environmental protection and worker safety isn't a jobs plan for Michigan," said Mark Schauer, national co-chair of the BlueGreen Alliance Jobs 21! campaign.

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Surprising voices say it’s time to “embrace” immigration

At Monday's "Immigration and Michigan's Economic Future" conference, CEOs, foundation leaders, New York's mayor and Michigan's Republican governor all discussed the benefits of immigration.

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Gay-Straight Alliance president: "Make Michigan better" for all

As a member of a “minority” group, “one thing you realize, you can’t get anything done unless you have support of some of the majority.”

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Detroit community demands end to racial profiling

"How does a documented person look? Can a Border Patrol agent tell by physical appearance, or name, if someone is documented or not, a criminal or not?"

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Michigan lawsuit challenges “dictator law”

Twenty-eight plaintiffs from across Michigan announced Wednesday they are taking the state's controversial emergency manager law to court, charging it is violating the constitution and voting rights.

Stop the banksters: Michigan county weighs foreclosure moratorium

The UAW's Miguel Foster called the area's foreclosure epidemic an "economic and human catastrophe" that is affecting many of his union's members.

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