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Vickie’s City Beat Blog

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City Looks To Create Lighting Authority To Help Keep Street Lights On In Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s chief operations officer Chris Brown outlined for city council plans to finally fix and keep the street lights on.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2012

(WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Challenge Detroit Finalists Issue Challenge To Detroiters: Love Your City!

It is often said that Detroiters are even more down on their city than some outsiders. City residents who feel that way can learn from a group of 66 finalists in the Challenge Detroit competition.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2012

Motor City Makeover - gets a spirited kickoff - to help clean up Detroit. (WWJ: Vickie Thomas)

A Little Elbow Grease Needed For Motor City Makeover

Detroit officials are looking for volunteers to help spruce up the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2012

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Vickie Thomas: I Had A Ball Throwing Out The First Pitch At Comerica Park!

It was a bucket list moment but I really didn’t have time to be nervous about throwing out the first pitch at Comerica Park.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2012

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Detroit City Council To Begin Annual Budget Process

In addition to reviewing the budget council must also decided who will fill council’s two seats on the financial review team under the consent agreement with the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2012

WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas

If Opening Day Were Everyday in Detroit, There’d Be No Need For State Intervention

You would have been hard pressed to tell that Detroit is in such dire straits judging from all the hoopla in and around Comerica Park for opening day Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/06/2012

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City Votes To Raise Corporate Taxes 1 Percent

Detroit City Council voted 8-1 to increase corporate income tax from 1 percent to 2 percent.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2012

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Is Detroit Ripe For Civil Unrest?

Inflammatory remarks made by a Detroit minister has some Metro Detroiters worried about possible civil unrest in the city as it deals with a financial crisis which likely will require state intervention.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/29/2012

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City Workers Agree To Concessions In New Agreement

The city and many of its unions have reached new contract agreements.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/23/2012

Day 2 of '12 Days of Action'(credit: Vickie Thomas)

Opponents Of State Takeover In Detroit May Let Their Feet Do The Walking And Talking

Opponents of Gov. Synder’s proposed consent agreement say they may walk over 90 miles to Lansing to deliver their message: “No state occupation of Detroit.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2012