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volunteers high five. here are places to volunteer this december in detroit
With a community in crisis, we’re all looking for safe ways to help our neighbors this season.
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detroit houses
Single-family homes, complete with yards and driveways, are ubiquitous in Detroit -- but an urban policy expert poses that the city should consider alternative housing types to develop Detroit sustainably.
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Diana Alaniz and her three children stand in front of their recently purchased house at the Newberry Homes in Detroit, through a Southwest Solutions program
Instead of raising rates or simply continuing to subsidize rents for its low- to moderate-income renters, Southwest Solutions came up with another approach: sell the homes directly to tenants.
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Most of us pay our electricity bill without much question. But Detroit resident Shimekia Nichols has learned that critical questions are the first steps toward attaining democracy in a sector long dominated by convention.
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gov gretchen whitmer announces extension to Michigan's COVID restrictions on Dec. 7, 2020.
The “pause” puts limits on in-person learning and businesses including restaurants, bars, theaters, bowling alleys, and casinos, which will be prohibited from operating indoor service until Dec. 20. Restrictions on household gatherings and mask requirements are also extended under the order.
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Chandra Baker described her experience running for judge of Michigan’s 3rd Judicial Circuit Court in Detroit bluntly. “Many people did not think I could win,” she said.
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gifts from detroit artisans and makers you can buy online
There are plenty of great shops and artisans around Detroit selling handmade gifts that you can purchase with the click of a button.
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Detroit voting guide.
Amid Michigan’s record-breaking November turnout, there was a smaller share of rejected absentee ballots than in the primary.
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detroit vote count errors unbalanced counting boards
Yes, 70% of Detroit’s absentee voter counting boards were out of balance -- but what does that really mean?
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ilera apothecary products are one of the recommended gifts from Black-owned businesses in Detroit
Black-owned businesses across Detroit are doing everything in their power to keep the doors open safely and welcome customers for holiday gift shopping.
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A contemporary home built in Detroit's North Corktown neighborhood by artist couple Steve and Dorota Coy
The North Corktown home was built by Dorota and Steve Coy, artists who are best known for their conceptual project the Hygienic Dress League. For a couple with no previous background in home building, the end result is impressive.
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