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  1. Community members come together to stage - Hairspray' at JCCRead the original story

    Monday Feb 13 | C & G Newspapers

    Consumers Energy will be performing natural gas pipeline work in certain parts of Eastpointe at the end of the month.On Eastpointe's Facebook page, the city posted Feb. 7, "Roughly 3,000 homes

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  2. Man gets 30 days in jail for torturing dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | WXYZ

    The judge sentenced John Sporer of Eastpointe to 30 days in jail for beating and torturing Meatball, his 3-year-old mastiff. Sporer will serve his time on weekends at the Macomb County Jail.

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  3. The new I-9: Employment verification form updated; penalties raisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 5 | Newsday

    ... re-verifications, such as when an individual's work authorization has expired. Joseph N. Impastato II, CEO of Eastpointe, Michigan-based I-9 Advantage, a provider of Form I-9 and E-Verify software compliance services, concurs, noting that when the ...

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  4. Roseville woman who fatally stabbed boyfriend claims self defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | MLive.com

    Roseville police responded to a disturbance at a home about 3 a.m. Saturday and found 31-year-old Shane Bigger of Eastpointe dead inside. According to CBS Detroit, Roseville Police Sgt.

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  5. Rubin: New owners at Art Van, but the same generosityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Detroit News

    ... of Art Van's commitment to charity. In the 58 years since Art Van Elslander opened his first store in what's now Eastpointe, he and the company have donated tens of millions of dollars to charities and causes - everything from trifling three-figure ...

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  6. Art Van Furniture sells to private equity firmRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Times Herald

    ... was not disclosed. Art Van Furniture was started in 1959 with a single store on Gratiot Avenue in what is now Eastpointe. Founder Art Van Elslander has remained the chairman and sole shareholder of the furniture and bedding company. Today Art Van is ...

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  7. What happens to ongoing federal investigations, lawsuits during change in administrations?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 24 | Michigan Radio

    ... prosecuted bank fraud. Listen to the full interview above to hear how the discrimination suit against the city of Eastpointe, which claims the city violates the Voting Rights Act, will be affected by the change and why Michigan's Eastern District is ...

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  8. Eastpointe struggles with voting rights' issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | WXYZ

    Time is running out for the city of Eastpointe to deal with a federal lawsuit that claims voters rights have been violated. a recent complaint by the Department of Justice alleges African American voters are kept from electing candidates of their choosing based on "at large" system for electing city council.

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  9. Eastpointe council to address lawsuit claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | WXYZ

    A metro Detroit community is expected to address claims today that they deny black citizens the right to equal opportunity. The U.S. Attorney General filed a lawsuit, suing the city of Eastpointe, it's mayor, city council and city manager, alleging they're in violation of the voting rights.

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  10. Michigan Suburb Opposed Equal Voting Rights For Black Residents, Lawsuit SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | NewsOne

    The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Detroit, says no black candidate has ever served on the Eastpointe City Council and that white voters have consistently opposed and defeated black voters' preferred black candidates. It seeks a court order that would force Eastpointe to change how its city council is elected.

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  11. Trump DOJ expected to change tack on voting rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | The Raw Story

    The U.S. Department of Justice sued the city of Eastpointe, Michigan, this week for discriminatory election methods that deny black residents the chance to elect black city council members.

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  12. Justice Department sues over all-white city council in Detroit suburbRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | ThinkProgress

    ... likely the Obama administration's last voting rights enforcement action, the Justice Department sued the city of Eastpointe, Michigan this week for watering down the voting power of its black residents. Though more than one-third of the city's ...

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  13. Detroit Suburb to Change Elections, Following Lawsuit Alleging Voting Rights ViolationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

    ... air odds of electing officials to city office. The U.S. Justice Department filed the lawsuit late Tuesday against Eastpointe, Mich., a city of less than 40,000 situated between Detroit and the affluent Grosse Pointe communities.

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  14. Justice Department files lawsuit claiming Detroit suburb violates the Voting Rights ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Michigan Radio

    ... of their choice. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Detroit says no black candidate has ever served on the Eastpointe city council and that white voters have consistently opposed and defeated preferred candidates of black voters. The legal action, which ...

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  15. Justice Department suing Michigan city over voting rights violation claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | Washington Examiner

    The Justice Department on Wednesday announced it would be suing a city in the metro Detroit area over claims of voting rights violations. The lawsuit is against the city of Eastpointe, Mich., as well as its city council, mayor and city manager over what it calls "polarized voting patterns."

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  16. Feds alleges racist election practices in EastpointeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2017 | MLive.com

    In 1992, Eastpointe voted to change it's name from East Detroit, presumably to separate its identity from the mostly black, high-crime neighbor to its south. Twenty-five years later, the federal government says racism and segregation remain issues in the city of about 32,000.

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  17. Water service temporarily disabled in EastpointeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2016 | WXYZ

    The fire department tell 7 Action News there was an accident Saturday night near 8 mile and Gratiot that caused a power outage. DPW is aware of the situation. They are currently meeting to address the problem and come up with a solution.

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  18. Lessenberry on new Flint indictments and voting rights in EastpointeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    ... at-large denies the city's growing black community a voice in government. The U.S. Justice Department says Eastpointe's system of electing council members to represent the entire city, at-large as opposed to a certain ward or neighborhood, has ...

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  19. Eastpointe wants to hear from residents before it acts on voting rights lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    ... says voting for council members at-large denies the city's growing black community a voice in government. Eastpointe's population is approximately 34% black, according to census data cited by the Justice Department in a letter to the city last ...

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  20. Eastpointe seeks public input on plan to give minorities more of an opportunity to get electedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    The U.S. Justice Department says Eastpointe's system of electing council members to represent the entire city, at-large as opposed to a certain ward or neighborhood, has resulted in violations of the Voting Rights Act. "I think we're saddened.

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