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E-M:/ Benton Harbor sees boon, bust in resort plan

BENTON HARBOR -- Four years after back-to-back nights of rioting drew national attention to the smoldering race and poverty issues of Michigan's poorest town, several nonprofits -- including an arm of Whirlpool Corp. -- are poised to execute a grand solution for Benton Harbor's ills.
Critics say the plan mostly benefits well-off Whirlpool executives and golfers -- not the residents of Benton Harbor, which routinely leads the state in various poverty indexes.

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