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the blend detroit newsletter launch
Detour is teaming up with Detroit Women's Leadership Network to deliver essential information to help women grow, connect, learn, achieve and become the best versions of themselves.
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Voyager curbside pickup dockside
Social distancing doesn't mean you have to miss out on fresh seafood, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, mile-high sandwiches and more.
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The Cato family is struggling to figure out how to best navigate the upcoming school year in Detroit.
After adjusting to pandemic life, the Catos are now once again navigating dread and indecision about the best way to handle school, as science evolves about the risks of COVID-19 for children and districts scramble to create reopening plans that balance safety and education access.
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detroit houses
Detour is planning to expand our coverage of Detroit real estate and development, and we need your help. Fill out a quick survey telling us what you want to read and be entered to win a gift to rep your neighborhood pride.
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Sign indicating a polling location had moved in Detroit on Aug 4.
Polling places changed last minute, absentee ballots that never came, polls that opened late -- voting issues plagued the Detroit primary.
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Detour Detroit wants to hear from you on how to create the best Detroit culture and lifestyle newsletter.
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Malik Yakini illustration by Steven Shik
As the COVID-19 crisis magnifies health inequities in Detroit, Malik Yakini and the Detroit Black Community Food Security continue their mission to give Detroiters power in the local food system.
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Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State
A sharp increase in the number of people voting by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic could slow the counting of ballots in Michigan's August primary and the November general election, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said Wednesday.
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Here are the top 11 reasons why Detroiters are benefitting from the pandemic lifestyle.
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Victoria Burton-Harris
For the first time since she was elected in 2004, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy faces a significant challenger in Victoria Burton-Harris, an avowed progressive and defense attorney running on a platform to reform the criminal justice system with a strong emphasis on ending mass incarceration and eliminating so-called “juvenile lifers” -- positions that contrast with Worthy's priorities and strong focus on victims' rights during her time in office.
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Michigan lawmakers began approving a plan Wednesday to address a $2.2 billion state budget hole caused by the coronavirus pandemic, relying on a mix of federal funding, the state's cash reserves and budget cuts.
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Detroit in 1819 map
Today, Jesuit pear trees are considered a treasure of Detroit's natural history and preservation efforts are underway.
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Detroit women at the vanguard, a playlist of essential music right now.
Detour and The Blend curated a playlist of some of our favorite music from Detroit women artists of color right now, working across pop, R&B, hip hop and more, featuring stars like Dej Loaf, stalwarts like Miz Korona and artists who are on the come-up like Siena Liggins.
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Detroit has an unquestionable influence on modern music, from the era of Motown, to the birth of techno, to the distinctly punctuated beats of Motor City hip hop. Throughout the decades, women have helped shape the changing Detroit sound -- but their contributions to genres’ evolution are sometimes sidelined or invisible.
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