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Detroit Labs' nontraditional hiring process -- eschewing cover letters and sometimes resumes -- has yielded a more diverse workforce and high rates of retention.
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Whether tuning in to meetings, checking representatives’ social media or writing letters, here’s a guide to staying engaged in Detroit politics.
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Race track for Detroit Grand Prix shown on Belle Isle island park
A 1980s bargain pitted Detroit Grand Prix advocates against residents who fear the race is destroying the island park.
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In 2005, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s administration negotiated a deal with businessman Manuel “Matty” Moroun that stunned local officials, who feared it could take land off local tax rolls while ceding the control of a public agency to a private company for the next 100 years.
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An exhibition of Detroiter Amy Sacka’s photography on declining Great Lakes ice cover, “Last Ice,” will launch on Feb. 20 at The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle.
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The Detroit Community Benefits Ordinance was the first of its kind in the nation -- but critics say it still needs to give residents more say.
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Nangonhs-Ba Massey holding her son, Miigwan
Nangonhs-Ba Massey's death is part of an ongoing epidemic of violence against Indigenous women.
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Hercules Concrete, a company owned by the billionaire Moroun family, may be tempting fate by storing large piles of aggregate close to the Detroit River near the Ambassador Bridge.
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The lawsuit was brought in response to the city of Detroit’s water shutoff crisis that has affected a total of 141,000 homes since 2014.
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How Roderic Green, Detroit City FC soccer player, stays active in winter, and without all the team workouts.
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If your home library needs a refresh, try Libib, a free app to catalog all your books and get digitally organized.
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Diamond DeYampert
Banks are reluctant to offer mortgages on homes valued at less than $100,000. Detroit’s Black residents are paying the price.
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