PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Officials have announced $7.9 million in funding to clean up contamination and redevelop an 80-acre site in downtown Pontiac.
The movement to secure a decent living for the working poor has scored impressive victories in recent years, notably President Obama’s 2014 executive order mandating a $10.10 minimum wage for workers on federal construction and service contracts.
Washington — Half of the Congressional Black Caucus this week signed a letter by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, critical of Detroit and Baltimore for shutting off water service for delinquent customers.
Detroit — Some of southeast Detroit’s most impoverished neighborhoods will get a helping hand beginning Friday with the kickoff of an initiative aimed at stemming violence and providing resources.
The “Occupy the Corner” effort, spearheaded by District 5 City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield, is modeled after a project Sheffield observed last year while in New York.
Washington — The U.S. House voted Tuesday to give the White House and congressional Republicans until as late as July 30 for re-vote of a key trade measure as the White House hunts for more support.
ROCHESTER — The Environmental Protection Agency wrapped up its testing of a small-scale hazardous material spill in the Clinton River that occured on June 1, yet officials are no closer to figuring out exactly what type of oil, or how, it got into the river.
WASHINGTON (WJLA) – It was a day of high drama on Capitol Hill, as President Obama dropped in for a surprise visit to push a plan some say could lead to one of the biggest trade deals the world has ever seen.
“I don’t think you ever nail anything down here,” he nervously admitted while in stride past reporters.
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President Barack Obama’s trade agenda suffered a major setback in the U.S. House Friday, at the hands of his fellow Democrats.
PONTIAC, MI -- Within a few days, the Environmental Protection Agency said it had contained and collected the contaminant first spotted in a Rochester Hills section of the Clinton River the afternoon of May 31.
U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Southfield, wants more information.
A state U.S. representative is requesting a detailed report from federal officials on a suspected oil spill in the Clinton River last week.