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Politics & Government

Stateside for Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Today on Stateside:

  • 30% of Detroit's buildings are blighted. That’s upwards of 70,000 rundown and dilapidated properties. We continued our week-long series looking at how Detroit is functioning under bankruptcy.
  • It's the 20th season of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. We found out about this year's productions and how they're trying to attract larger audiences.
  • The film incentive program got $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2015, signed into law this morning by Snyder.
  • Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin  was fundraising for a wildlife sanctuary and a food depot in his home state of New Mexico. For a $20,000 donation, Martin plans to use the donor's name in a future novel.
  • An aviation museum has signed an agreement to buy a piece of the Willow Run Bomber Plant in Ypsilanti, that's where the original Rosie the Riveter helped turn out B24 Liberator bombers in World War II.
  • EAA Chancellor John Covington has stepped down with a year left on his contract, which has led many to ask: what does this mean for the future of the EAA and what does it mean for the students at its 15 schools?

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