Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

These innovative new restaurants are putting Jefferson Chalmers in the spotlight

Alison Heeres and Gwen Meyer know a lot about food — and something about navigating Detroit’s waterways too.   For the last several years, they’ve been growing vegetables on an urban farm near Eastern Market. The two entrepreneurs have also been hosting innovative “paddle-to-table” dinners that offer a kayaking experience and a farm-to-table meal on the grounds of the the ...

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Health literacy initiatives help Michiganders and their doctors speak each other’s language

This article is part of State of Health, a series examining health disparities, how they affect Michigan’s children and seniors, and the innovative solutions being developed to address them. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Note: Some names have been changed to protect the identity of the foster youth.   When Julia Brodeur’s refugee ...

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Gov. Whitmer Proposes New Way To Divvy Up Money For Roadwork – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to significantly increase fuel taxes to fix the roads is paired with another politically difficult plan — overhauling how Michigan divvies up what would be $2.1 billion in net new revenue. The Democrat wants that money deposited into a new fund, so the cash is distributed to reconstruct and maintain the most highly ...

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The Henry Ford Collection Gets Self-Driving Test Vehicle – Detroit News Watch

DEARBORN (AP) — A Dearborn history attraction has acquired one of General Motors’ first self-driving test vehicles. The Henry Ford announced Tuesday that a modified pre-production Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle, which originally made its debut testing on the streets of San Francisco in 2016, is the first autonomous car to be added to its collection. It’s equipped with cameras and ...

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Video: The Fair Food Pledge

Here in Michigan, 45 different crops are harvested by hand, largely by migrant and seasonal farm workers. Grand Rapids-based Migrant Legal Aid has initiated the Fair Food Project to make sure the foods that end up on our plates are free from exploitation. Learn how grocers and restaurants are supporting this effort. This video is part of “Michigan Good Food ...

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Lions Free Agency Roundup – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT LIONS (6-10)   GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 09: Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions reacts on the bench during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 09, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)   UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS:  DE Ziggy Ansah, DT Ricky Jean Francois, LB Eli Harold, RB Zach ...

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For Historic Hamtramck Stadium – Detroit News Watch

HAMTRAMCK (AP) — Plans are underway to restore a Detroit-area ballpark that once was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. says a crowdfunding campaign has been launched for Hamtramck Stadium. Organizers want to update the stadium for baseball, soccer, cricket and other community uses. Former Negro League Baseball Player Eugene Scruggs is honored prior ...

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