Michigan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34855/all en Detroit named most miserable U.S. city in Forbes ranking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/detroit-named-most-miserable-us-city-forbes-ranking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - With its violent crimes, high unemployment, dwindling population and financial crisis, Detroit was named on Thursday as the most miserable city in the United States.</p> <p>It toppled Miami, which held the title last year, and surpassed Flint, Michigan, Rockford and Chicago in Illinois and Modesto, California, which rounded out the five most unhappy urban areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/detroit-named-most-miserable-us-city-forbes-ranking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Michigan Geography of the United States Human Interest Michigan Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:45:03 +0000 5762738 at http://www.globalpost.com Michigan governor announces takeover of Detroit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/michigan-governor-announces-takeover-detroit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced plans for a state takeover of Detroit, a poster child for urban decay, by declaring the Motor City in a state of financial emergency on Friday. </p> <p>"Detroit can't wait," Snyder said at a town hall meeting. "We need to solve real issues here today because citizens are not getting the services they need and we have a financial crisis."</p> <p>The move by a white, Republican governor to take control of a predominantly black and Democratic city has drawn intense criticism and charges of racism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/michigan-governor-announces-takeover-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Metro Detroit Michigan Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:00:56 +0000 5771153 at http://www.globalpost.com Michigan governor plans takeover of Detroit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/michigan-governor-plans-takeover-detroit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced plans for a state takeover of Detroit, a poster child for urban decay, by declaring the Motor City in a state of financial emergency on Friday. </p> <p>"Detroit can't wait," Snyder said at a televised town hall meeting. "We need to solve real issues here today because citizens are not getting the services they need and we have a financial crisis."</p> <p>The move by a white, Republican governor to take control of a predominantly black and Democratic city has drawn intense criticism and charges of racism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/michigan-governor-plans-takeover-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of the United States Labor Law Metro Detroit Michigan Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:46:15 +0000 5771199 at http://www.globalpost.com Michigan governor plans takeover of Detroit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/michigan-governor-plans-takeover-detroit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder prepared for a state takeover of Detroit, a nationwide symbol urban decay, on Friday, by declaring the Motor City in a state of financial emergency. </p> <p>"Detroit can't wait," Snyder said at a televised town hall meeting. "We need to solve real issues here today because citizens are not getting the services they need and we have a financial crisis."</p> <p>The move by a white, Republican governor to take control of a predominantly black and Democratic city has drawn intense criticism and charges of racism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/michigan-governor-plans-takeover-detroit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Michigan Geography of the United States Labor Law Michigan Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:31:34 +0000 5771436 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Michigan governor clears way for state takeover of Detroit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-3-michigan-governor-clears-way-state-takeover-detroit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Neavling</p> <p>DETROIT, March 1 (Reuters) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder cleared the way for a state takeover of Detroit, declaring that the birthplace of the U.S. automotive industry faces a fiscal emergency and that he has identified a top candidate to assume its management.</p> <p>Friday's declaration by the Republican governor virtually assures that the state of Michigan will assume control of Detroit's books, and eventually decide whether the city should file the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-3-michigan-governor-clears-way-state-takeover-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Geography of the United States Hospitality Labor Law Michigan Politics Rick Snyder Rick Snyder Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:30:09 +0000 5771488 at http://www.globalpost.com Michigan governor plans takeover of Detroit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/michigan-governor-plans-takeover-detroit-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder prepared for a state takeover of Detroit, an epitome of urban decay, by declaring the Motor City in a state of financial emergency on Friday.</p> <p>"Detroit can't wait," Snyder said at a televised town hall meeting. "We need to solve real issues here today because citizens are not getting the services they need and we have a financial crisis."</p> <p>The move by a white, Republican governor to take control of a predominantly black and Democratic city has drawn intense criticism and charges of racism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/michigan-governor-plans-takeover-detroit-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Michigan Labor Law Metro Detroit Michigan Social Issues AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 02:15:04 +0000 5771503 at http://www.globalpost.com Michigan governor taps bankruptcy expert to run Detroit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/michigan-governor-taps-bankruptcy-expert-run-detroit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Michigan Governor Rick Snyder tapped a restructuring expert who helped successfully steer Chrysler through a government-backed bankruptcy to lead a state takeover of Detroit.</p> <p>The move by a white, Republican governor to take control of a predominantly black and Democratic city has drawn intense criticism and charges of racism.</p> <p>The choice of Kevyn Orr, an African American and Democrat who grew up in Michigan, should help stem some of that criticism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/michigan-governor-taps-bankruptcy-expert-run-detroit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Michigan Labor Law Michigan Rick Snyder Social Issues AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:15:54 +0000 5783766 at http://www.globalpost.com Emergency manager reveals Detroit is nearly broke; city may have no choice except bankruptcy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/initial-report-detroit-emergency-manager-shows-the-city-162m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT - The first report by Detroit's emergency manager declares that the city is broke and at risk of running completely out of money — a financial meltdown that could mean employees don't get paid, retirees lose their pensions and residents endure even deeper cuts in municipal services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/initial-report-detroit-emergency-manager-shows-the-city-162m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bankruptcy Business Detroit Education Geography of Michigan Health Insolvency Kevyn Orr Labor Labour relations Law Michigan National Basketball Association National Hockey League Politics Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 13 May 2013 08:15:14 +0000 5836495 at http://www.globalpost.com Mackinac Island developers, preservationists in conflict over proposed waterfront hotels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130519/mackinac-island-developers-preservationists-conflict-over-pr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. - The northern Michigan resort island that bans cars and yet draws close to a million visitors each year is facing key decisions on what development to allow to accommodate the tourist business that keeps it alive.</p> <p>Mackinac Island authorities have come into conflict with backers of plans for waterfront hotels that would involve demolition of an ex-Ryba's Fudge store.</p> <p>Developers of the newly opened the Bicycle Street Inn </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130519/mackinac-island-developers-preservationists-conflict-over-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Astor family Geography of Michigan Michigan Technology The Canadian Press Sun, 19 May 2013 18:00:46 +0000 5841462 at http://www.globalpost.com Fear of art sale sparked by Detroit emergency manager asking for appraisal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130524/fear-art-sale-sparked-detroit-emergency-manager-asking-appraisa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Neavling</p> <p>DETROIT (Reuters) - As part of his efforts to solve Detroit's financial crisis, the city's emergency manager Kevyn Orr has asked for an appraisal of the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts, sparking fears in artistic and philanthropic circles that he means to auction off the city's artistic jewels.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130524/fear-art-sale-sparked-detroit-emergency-manager-asking-appraisa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cultural economics Geography of Michigan Michigan Thomson Reuters Fri, 24 May 2013 05:46:38 +0000 5845237 at http://www.globalpost.com Plans by Michigan Flyer to expand East Lansing to Ann Arbor bus trips await decision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/plans-michigan-flyer-expand-east-lansing-ann-arbor-bus-trips <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EAST LANSING, Mich. - A decision could be made next month on plans by a shuttle service that serves travellers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to expand its trips between East Lansing and Ann Arbor.</p> <p>Michigan Flyer LLC wants to add four daily trips to its current eight between East Lansing and Ann Arbor, where connections to Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus are available. It got a $595,000 federal grant to support the expansion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/plans-michigan-flyer-expand-east-lansing-ann-arbor-bus-trips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Michigan Lansing – East Lansing metropolitan area Michigan The Canadian Press Thu, 30 May 2013 11:45:16 +0000 5848669 at http://www.globalpost.com NEB finds no serious issues in Enbridge control room, but orders safety audit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130610/neb-finds-no-serious-issues-enbridge-control-room-orders-saf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CALGARY - The National Energy Board says its inspection of Enbridge's control room operations has found no serious issues, but that it's ordering a third-party audit to take a closer look.</p> <p>"The board did not identify any non-compliances with its regulations that would pose an immediate hazard to public safety or the environment," the national energy watchdog said in a report released Monday.</p> <p>The inspections last August and September were meant to assess improvements Enbridge had made since a high-profile oil spill in Marshall, Mich., nearly three years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130610/neb-finds-no-serious-issues-enbridge-control-room-orders-saf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Enbridge Enbridge Geography of Michigan Michigan The Canadian Press Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:31:49 +0000 5854770 at http://www.globalpost.com Detroit official denies report that city may sell its classic cars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130622/detroit-official-denies-report-city-may-sell-its-classic-cars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Joseph Lichterman</p> <p>DETROIT (Reuters) - A Detroit official has dismissed as "lots of wild speculation" a story that Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is considering the sale of the city's little-known collection of classic cars.</p> <p>"There is no proposed plan to sell any asset owned by the city," Bill Nowling, Orr's spokesman, said in an email on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130622/detroit-official-denies-report-city-may-sell-its-classic-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Michigan Geography of the United States Michigan Thomson Reuters Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:49:37 +0000 5864328 at http://www.globalpost.com Showdown in Detroit is sign of emergency manager's growing power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/showdown-detroit-sign-emergency-managers-growing-power <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Neavling</p> <p>(Reuters) - LesliWith Detroit's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, flexing his political muscle as he scrambles to keep the city out of bankruptcy, the once-heralded Motor City is facing a political vacuum as its ever-fractious officials run smack into the reality of Orr's power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/showdown-detroit-sign-emergency-managers-growing-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Michigan Kevyn Orr Labor Law Michigan Orr Thomson Reuters Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:34:04 +0000 5868580 at http://www.globalpost.com Plans by Michigan Flyer to expand East Lansing to Ann Arbor bus trips get approval http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/plans-michigan-flyer-expand-east-lansing-ann-arbor-bus-trips <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LANSING, Mich. - Plans by a shuttle service that serves travellers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to expand trips between East Lansing and Ann Arbor have been approved.</p> <p>Michigan Flyer LLC is planning to add four daily trips to its current eight between East Lansing and Ann Arbor, where connections to Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus are available. It got a $595,000 federal grant to support the expansion.</p> <p>MLive.com and the Lansing State Journal report the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission voted 10-9 Wednesday to add the routes to a regional transportation plan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/plans-michigan-flyer-expand-east-lansing-ann-arbor-bus-trips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Michigan Hospitality Lansing – East Lansing metropolitan area Michigan The Canadian Press Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:32:22 +0000 5869076 at http://www.globalpost.com