CHICAGO -Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said yesterday she would hold a hearing next week on whether to remove indicted Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office.

The historic move comes as political pressure mounts on Kilpatrick to step down as he awaits two criminal trials on a total of 10 felonies. As the state's only political figure with the authority to remove Kilpatrick from office, Granholm herself faced growing pressure to act, as some say the scandal is paralyzing city business.

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