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OPINION

In case you missed it: Mayor on Madonna; Sunshine Week

■ March 15-21 was Sunshine Week 2015, and the focus was on transparency issues in government. Charles Hill, former bureau chief for Michigan for the Associated Press, wrote that access to public records is crucial in helping Michiganians evaluate the work of their public servants.

Ingrid Jacques reports that Michigan Education Association boss Steven Cookwill be retiring with a fat, six-figure pension courtesy of the state teacher pension system.

■ Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett responds to Madonna’s criticism of her hometown, and invites the Material Girl to come see how the community has changed.

■ State Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, writes about Wayne County’s efforts to help its residents avoid tax foreclosure, which is affecting some 75,000 property owners.

Nolan Finley writes that Detroit’s 1967 Riot has much to do with its current circumstance, and applauds a Detroit Historical Museum effort to tell the story of that rebellion. Miss anything? Get caught up at detroitnews.com/opinion.