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Wayne County: Retiree Health Care Liability Down 64 PercentAn effort to cut health care costs for Wayne County retirees is paying off.
Police, Salvation Army Partner To Fight Human Trafficking In Detroit AreaAccording to police, there were 94 federal cases of human trafficking and 100 state cases of human trafficking in the tri-county area in 2013 and 2014.
Failed $50 Million Horse Racing Track In Wayne County Being DemolishedThe county says the property has an unpaid tax bill of at least $2.3 million.
58,000 Properties In Wayne County Headed Toward Foreclosure In MarchHundreds of property owners in Detroit and some of its suburbs who are facing tax foreclosure are taking steps they hope will allow them to stay in their homes.
Audit: Officials Knew But Kept Secret Wayne County Jail Project Was $41 Million Over BudgetThe report says county officials knew the project was at least $41 million over budget when county commissioners were asked to approve a smaller budget.
Wayne County Getting Its First New Treasurer In 39 YearsAn assistant prosecutor has been selected as Wayne County's first new treasurer in 39 years.
THAW, Wayne County To Give Away 2 Energy-Efficient Homes; Applications Accepted Until Dec. 4"This is a holiday gift that will change a family’s life forever. It is a new beginning that provides an opportunity for long-term self-sufficiency and stability."
Former American Motors Complex In Detroit Sells For Paltry $600More than $1 million in taxes was owed when the property foreclosed.
Report: About 8,000 Homes In Wayne County Foreclosure Auction Are Presently OccupiedAn upcoming tax foreclosure auction in Wayne County is sparking fears of mass evictions after a published report revealed that thousands of the homes are presently occupied.
Longtime Wayne County Treasurer Set To Retire After 39 YearsRaymond Wojtowicz, 86, has held the position since 1976.
Wayne County Reaches Tentative Deals With Employee UnionsWayne County has reached tentative agreements with its employee unions that avoid 5 percent wage cuts recommended by the financially struggling county's executive.
Tri-County Seniors Invited To Free Day At Detroit Zoo Sept. 9Seniors 62 and older and a caregiver will receive free admission, parking and rides on the Tauber Family Railroad.

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