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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
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Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

Christie coasts to win; McAuliffe squeaks by

ASBURY PARK, N.J., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie easily won re-election in New Jersey and Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeated Virginia's conservative attorney general.

Former hospital executive Mike Duggan elected mayor of Detroit

DETROIT, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Mike Duggan, a former prosecutor and hospital chief executive, became the first white to win a Detroit mayoral race Tuesday since 1970.
Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

Va., N.J. governor races among U.S. contests

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Virginia and New Jersey governors races are among Tuesday's coast-to-coast elections that also include a Colorado proposition to tax recreational marijuana.

Obama admin to play key role in Detroit's recovery

DETROIT, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The federal government will play a key roll in the recovery of Detroit's economy, Obama administration officials said.

Fed, state, local officials to discuss ways to aid Detroit

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials visit Detroit Friday to discuss ways to wipe out blight, improve transit and safety, and enhance the beleaguered city's appeal.

Menino apologizes for 'blow up' Detroit comment

BOSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino apologized Wednesday for saying he would "blow up" Detroit and "start all over" in the bankrupt city.

Firefighters rescue dried-up Detroit splash park

DETROIT, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Detroit firefighters came to the rescue at the grand opening of a splash park when a broken water main threatened to keep the day dry, Mayor Dave Bing said.

Detroit mayor says bankruptcy next step in overall recovery

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- The mayor of Detroit said Sunday the pending bankruptcy of his city would clear the way to invest in the invigoration of residential areas.

Detroit council makes some cuts to mayor's budget

DETROIT, May 24 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council added another $6 million in cuts before approving Mayor Dave Bing's $1.1 billion budget Friday.

Bing says had enough as mayor of troubled Detroit

DETROIT, May 14 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Tuesday he won't pursue another term as the elected leader of the financially strapped metropolis.

Report calls Detroit 'insolvent'

DETROIT, May 13 (UPI) -- The city of Detroit is basically insolvent and has borrowed beyond its means, a report from Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said.

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Detroit City Council to meet despite suit

DETROIT, April 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council says it plans to keep meeting despite a lawsuit's claim it's illegal for it to do so under the state's emergency manager law.

Donations to buy police, EMS vehicles

DETROIT, March 25 (UPI) -- Detroit business leaders have donated $8 million to buy new 23 new emergency vehicles and 100 police cruisers, Mayor Dave Bing said.

Jesse Jackson protests Detroit manager

DETROIT, March 23 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the appointment of an emergency financial manager violates Detroiters' right to elect their own leaders.

Detroit mayor accepts emergency decision

DETROIT, March 7 (UPI) -- Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he won't fight a state decision to send an emergency financial manager to his struggling city.

Detroit orders pay cuts for union workers

DETROIT, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Detroit City Council ordered a 10 percent pay cut for about 600 unionized city workers after contract negotiations reached an impasse.

Detroit to get emergency manager

DETROIT, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Facing $12 billion in debt and pension liabilities, Michigan's governor will appoint an emergency manager to overhaul Detroit's city finances, officials said.

Detroit police commanders get bonuses

DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Detroit paid 30 police commanders merit bonuses this week while rank and file officers and other city employees face wage cuts and layoffs.

Mayor: Detroit must close 51 parks

DETROIT, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Mayor Dave Bing said Detroit will have to close 51 city parks following the city council's rejection of a plan to lease Belle Isle to the state of Michigan.

Witness: Kilpatrick staff gave him cash

DETROIT, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A former aide testified Friday staffers frequently gave Kwame Kilpatrick cash presents when he was mayor of Detroit.

Detroit city workers face furloughs

DETROIT, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Non-union employees in Detroit face furloughs starting Feb. 1 under a plan passed Friday by the City Council as it struggles with a $90 million deficit.

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