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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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From neighborhood markets to community kitchens, Detroit’s local food business owners are figuring out how to survive while stepping up for their workers as COVID-19 laid bare the restaurant industry’s inequities.
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An aerial photo of the State Fairgrounds site at Detroit's northern border. The site is set to be redeveloped.
Detroit neighbors held countless community meetings over the past decade to create a forward-thinking vision of possible uses for the State Fairgrounds site. But few of their proposals are part of the developer’s plans.
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Before and after photos of home renovation project in the North End neighborhood of Detroit.
Lessons from a first-time flipper: He thought his Detroit home renovation would cost $30,000. It ended up being closer to $80,000 and took months of hard labor.
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diversity equity and inclusion in the workplace
Whether you're a customer or the CEO, we've outlined the steps to help make your organization more just for all.
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oudolf garden planting belle isle
Filling in the gap between what residents deserve and what the city provides is something of a Detroit tradition, for better or worse.
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Big Sean Detroit2 album cover
For many of us, Big Sean’s climb to stardom is a blueprint for our own successes. We watched Big Sean go from performing in Club Bleu and The Shelter to selling out Joe Louis Arena.
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aerial photo of detroit
Coming this month from Detour Detroit: A newsletter examining the built environment, for all of Detroit’s 143 square miles.
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crowd at detroit slutwalk
Throughout the spring and summer, Detroiters have protested daily for racial justice, following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Somewhere along the frontlines, amidst the chants and tear gas, Chantel Watkins -- activist, poet and champion for social justice -- has been marching.
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Detroiters' votes count -- and we want your help in developing our election coverage.
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Photo of woman holding sign showing George Floyd at Detroit Black Lives Matter protests. Photo by Caia Taylor
“It’s sad to see this happening over and over again, but it’s empowering to see young people taking charge and leading these protests."
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Detroit ballot tracker
Everything we know about BallotTrax, the Detroit ballot tracker that caused confusion for some voters who cast votes by mail.
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Woman with cold and flu symptoms checks temperature. Stock image as Michigan and Detroit prepare for a difficult flu season alongside COVID-19 and health officials
Michigan’s COVID-19 caseload remains relatively low compared to national rates, and leaders in Detroit have touted the city’s low positivity rate. But fall, fast approaching, means a whole new problem: the flu.
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