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theGRIO REPORT - The state’s emergency financial assistance board unanimously approved Orr an hour later making Detroit the largest city to fall under emergency management...
theGRIO REPORT - The FBI released its yearly report on hate crimes last week and it showed a slight decrease in 2011...
theGRIO REPORT - Just 24 hours after a Michigan state representative’s recall effort of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing went into motion, a review began that will likely lead to an emergency financial manager being appointed to the city...

theGRIO REPORT - Detroit mayor Dave Bing, who said last week that his job was the second-hardest in the country behind President Obama, is facing a recall effort led by a state representative...
theGRIO REPORT - For the third time this year, the city of Detroit is staring at potential bankruptcy as legal wrangling over 'control' has caused $10 million in state aid to be withheld from the city...
theGRIO REPORT - Brian Banks, the eight-time convict who won a landslide election for state representative in Michigan’s 1st district on Nov. 6, could be facing more legal troubles despite insisting he has changed his ways...

theGRIO REPORT - Native Americans live in some of the most extreme cases of rural poverty in the world and in recent years have encountered many of the same issues plaguing some of the country’s largest urban centers...
theGRIO REPORT - FBI agents executed a raid on the Detroit Public Library’s main branch shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday morning...
theGRIO REPORT - On Thursday, a federal appeals court threw out Michigan's controversial voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions and public hiring...

DETROIT - Among the string of new faces that secured Election Day victories last Tuesday, there was an unexpected victor in a Michigan State House race that has raised more than a few eyebrows...
theGRIO REPORT - Public Act 4, Michigan’s controversial emergency financial manager law, was struck down by voters in a tightly contested vote on Tuesday...
theGRIO REPORT - Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Tyron Smith spends his Sundays helping to protect star quarterback Tony Romo from being harassed and tormented by opposing defenses. On Tuesday, police had to protect him from being harassed...
theGRIO REPORT - A federal jury convicted a former janitor at the University of Michigan of enslaving and abusing four West African boys on Tuesday...
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Broward County authorities arrested nine men, including several coaches, in connection with an extensive youth football gambling ring South Florida...
theGRIO REPORT - Despite his often-repeated 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' op-ed, the Detroit News officially endorsed Republican nominee Mitt Romney today.
theGRIO SPORTS - Delmon Young came up with a big hit whenever the Detroit Tigers needed one during the American League Championship Series and was unanimous pick for Most Valuable Player...
CLEVELAND - A bus driver for the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority has been indefinitely suspended after being caught on video assaulting a passenger while on duty.
theGRIO REPORT - The Detroit Police Officer’s Association has not been shy about expressing its anger with the proposed new contract that calls for a 10 percent pay cut and 12-hour shifts for officers...
theGRIO REPORT - Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White, who suffers from an anxiety disorder, has figured out away to combat his anxiety about flying: He’s going to take a bus...
theGRIO REPORT – Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee was suspended on Tuesday amid a burgeoning sex scandal involving two women, one of which is a subordinate officer...