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Candidate filing deadline is April 22

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(Reuters) - Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October.

Momentum for the city's plan to adjust its $18 billion debt burden was building after Detroit last week won court approval for a crucial settlement over interest rate swaps and reached an agreement with bond insurance companies over the treatment of voter-approved general obligation bonds. Read More

The Guidance Center will be hosting its fourth annual Downriver Dash 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Wayne County Community College District – Downriver Campus in Taylor. The Dash is held annually as a way to encourage friends and families Downriver to get up and moving, and proceeds from this race will support The Guidance Center’s programs aimed at helping children and families live happier, healthier lives.

A DJ will be playing tunes to get runners and walkers pumped before the 5K begins at 9:30 a.m., massages will be provided by Advanced Holistic Health, and vendor tables will be available for guests to peruse. An awards ceremony will follow the race, and awards will be given for the top men and women in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Read More

LANSING, Mich. - Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds candidates for federal, state and local offices that 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 is the filing deadline to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary ballot.

"Our democracy depends on those who get involved and work to improve their communities by serving in public office," said Johnson, Michigan's chief elections officer. "For those who have not yet filed for office but are considering it, I encourage you to do so quickly, as time is running short." Read More