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10 stories offer a glimpse of the state of Detroit

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will deliver his fourth State of the City address tonight.

Detroit's budget deficit of more than $300 million has Gov. Rick Snyder contemplating state oversight by installing an emergency manager to run the city. 

EM or not, what will Mayor Bing convey as his view of the state of the city?

We'll find out tonight.  In the meantime consider the list of the following stories reported on Fox 2 News as some evidence as to what the current state of the city may be.

The list is comprised of 10 topics that are important to any city, with a link to the most recent story reported on each topic.  This simple criteria may offer insight to Detroit's well beiing.

Click the links to see the reports. 

If you have other ideas or want to relay something that you think represents the state of the city, please send me an e-mail or add your comments in Facebook module below.  Thanks.

EMS

Feds to launch investigation into Detroit's failing EMS system

Detroit Fire Department

Detroit Fire Department memo: Aerial ladders are unsafe for use

Detroit Police

Detroit police veteran: Morale is 'lowest I've ever seen'

Bus

Not so silent: Detroit bus riders carol for a cause

Garbage Collection

Garbage collection delays anger Detroit residents

Education

Education Achievement System getting results in Detroit

Parks and Recreation

Over 4 dozen Detroit parks closing, Bing announces

Streetlights

What's being done about Detroit's broken streetlights?

Budget

Snyder has list of candidates, but says Detroit EM not certain

Development

‘Magic' plan approved for Michigan State Fairground

 

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