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OPINION

#ICYMI: Wayne County, state have financial woes

■Wayne County is in a state of financial emergency. A consent agreement with the state is the county’s best option, The News wrote in an editorial.

Planned Parenthood’s mission is inconsistent with America’s values,Frank Beckmann writes.

Geography has consequences in America, says Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro, formerly mayor of San Antonio.

Ted Bolema of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University writes that Michigan’s fiscal health is not strong, particularly when it comes to the solvency of pension trust funds.

Nolan Finley writes that Wayne County’s financial crisis gives Gov. Rick Snyder an opportunity to force the county’s hand in abandoning its troubled downtown jail project in favor of a property on Mound Road.

■In Michigan, Detroit and Ann Arbor are “sanctuary cities,” which means they don’t notify federal authorities when they determine someone is an undocumented immigrant. Such sanctuaries are luxuries America simply can’t afford, Scott Powell writes.

Ron Bieber, Michigan state president of the AFL-CIO, argues that a two-tier minimum wage system, one for teenagers and one for adults, would be a disservice to young workers.

Robert Young, chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, writes about the curious case of Ann Arbor judge Christopher Easthope, who has resigned his seat but will be paid through the end of the year. Even judges, Young says, deserve due process before being removed from the bench.

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