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Stateside for Thursday, February 26, 2015

  • Leaders from the Detroit bankruptcy dispense advice for community leaders, and share their hopes for the city's future.
  • With only 40% of people in Detroit having home Internet, resident Brandon Moore talks to us about his experiences learning computer skills and how the city’s residents can close the digital divide.
  • Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan Jess DeGraff explains how new immigrants are crucial to Michigan’s future.
  • A recent, large discovery of the mineral element potash has been found in Northern Michigan.
  • The president and Congress are still in a stalemate over DHS funding and immigration reform. If they don’t reach a decision, how would the DHS shutdown affect Michigan?
  • MDOT is leasing 23 railcars, and the cost has gone up while the cars remain unused.
  • The Upper Peninsula has some spectacular and wacky traditions, one of which is the Annual Trenary Outhouse Classic. 
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