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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Erika Nelson

Earlier this winter, on one of our small Occupy Ypsi marches around the city, I met a woman by the name of Erika. She’d apparently been living here in Ypsi for a few years, but, somehow, our paths had never crossed, even though we had several friends in common. Well, over the course of the […]

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The mortgage tax deduction and why it should go

Yesterday, in a post about the President’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility, I mentioned that co-chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles suggested, amid a long laundry list of federal programs to be cut, the elimination of the mortgage tax deduction. While I deduct my mortgage interest when calculating my taxes each year, just like everyone else […]

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A 2-minute movie about Ypsi could win you $150

I had a chance this evening to chat online with Teresa Gillotti, one of the coordinators of a local DIY video challenge. Here’s what was said: Mark: So, what’s all this I hear about a local video competition? Teresa: There is an “I love Ypsi” video contest going on RIGHT NOW! It’s open to anyone […]

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