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belle isle detroit guide a to z
From the aquarium to the zoo, and everything in between.
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Don Melson recalls hanging out at “The Strip” like it was yesterday.
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Karis Floyd knows the ins-and-outs of Belle Isle and shares some of his top recommendations on where to hike, fish and find some peace and quiet.
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michigan bars closed
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday said she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a city with a bar that has been linked to a rising number of infections.
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Tamika Jaja
Tamika Jaja would rather focus on learning the names of native insects than being distracted by how she may be perceived by others, but knows that it’s likely not a luxury she’ll have any time soon.
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detroit police drive into protesters
Video of an officer driving through the crowd as people screamed Sunday night circulated on social media and sparked national headlines.
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mental health coronavirus detroit
The pandemic has created enduring mental health struggles -- but it’s also exposed ways we could reimagine our system of care.
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danielle north and family
"The truth is, I’ve consciously allowed my children to live a lie."
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With large indoor events still off the menu, we’ve rounded up the best discussion series, workshops, classes, performances and more from Detroit’s culture creators.
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PERIOD. @WSU President and period packs
PERIOD. @Wayne State University provides tampons and pads to students on campus -- but in the wake of COVID-19, they've expanded to help get essential period products to more Detroiters who need them.
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Black women cannabis entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit
As Michigan's nascent cannabis industry grows, a group of emerging Black women leaders are making inroads into a white- and male-dominated marketplace.
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detroit police car photo by thomas hawk
With the calls to defund police gaining steam in the wake of protests, it's worth breaking down what's actually in the Detroit Police Department's budget.
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