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gov gretchen whitmer announces new rules to limit spread of covid in michigan
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a new statewide epidemic order to limit the spread of the coronavirus -- here’s how the new restrictions will affect you.
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construction at quonset hut in core city neighborhood of detroit
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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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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do right now in Detroit and nearby, with a focus on connection, creativity and community.
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detroit map turn of the century
Detroit borders are infamously contentious, from Grosse Pointe barriers to 8 Mile's symbolism -- and we’re still experiencing the effects of border disputes 100 years later.
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belle isle flooding
While it may not see hurricanes or wildfires, climate change will present Detroit with challenges. The solution? Building resilience with the basics.
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Canadian cannabis greenhouses are one of the reasons behind glowing skies over the Detroit River -- and a concern for migratory birds.
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eviction crisis is coming for michigan. illustration shows family using sinking house as life raft
Despite a citywide reassessment, experts say taxes in the city continue to be inflated.
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anger january 6
It is impossible to remove the duality of race from how we experienced the insurrection at the Capitol -- or from our anger and fear.
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opening soon sign on a business
A striking report from the city inspector general determined that less than 20% of the grant program's federal funds went directly to support small business awardees.
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candle memorial grief
Our lives have been assaulted by COVID-19. Across Detroit, the losses have stacked up, measured in the thousands -- and the city’s grief comprises hundreds of thousands of people grappling with what the pandemic took from them. In my family, it ripped a giant from us.
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Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer speaks during a press conference
Reflecting on 2020, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that “politics has permeated” the coronavirus fight and made it harder to protect the public.
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Spigot with water dripping. Activists are testing drinking water in Detroit neighborhoods for lead.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Tuesday to halt water shutoffs during the pandemic.
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work selections from 10 rising detroit artists to know for 2021
Follow these Black artists -- from sculptors to photographers -- to stay tapped into the city’s art scene.
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aerial view of downtown detroit
From greenways to historic sites, here are the Detroit development projects to keep an eye on next year.
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