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Prominent Detroit judge retires from 36th District Court

Judge Lipscomb A1 May 30

In his usual eloquent and subdued manner, Detroit’s 36th District Court Judge Willie G. Lipscomb, Jr. spent his last days on the bench listening to an array of criminal cases. The only thing different was that he was preparing himself to leave the courtroom for a new and challenging career.  He notes that he has enjoyed nearly 30 years of what he c

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

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.

But

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

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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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit