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Web expert Laura Eagin on growing up in Metro Detroit’s gig economy

This piece is the first of an occasional series on how Metro Detroit’s gig economy has evolved over the past decade and where it’s going. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Contact nina@issuemediagroup.com.   Laura Eagin is a veteran of Metro Detroit’s gig economy. She’s been a freelancer since 2003, growing her career as an independent creative ...

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New Fitzgerald greenway offers clues on what’s next with Detroit’s biking infrastructure

Residents of Northwest Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood will soon have a brand new greenway to complement Ella Fitzgerald Park, which was set up there last year. For Stephanie Harbin, President of the San Juan Block Club, the proposed Ella Fitzgerald Greenway is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. “It’s a positive thing. It beautifies the neighborhood and is adding more to ...

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Carmera, Toyota working together to help autonomous vehicles see every road faster and easier

One of the best parts of having autonomous vehicles on the open road is the confidence drivers will enjoy in their safety and the ease of transportation. To get there, it takes companies such as Carmera, which makes real-time, high-definition maps for use in mobility applications. Recently, Carmera announced it is working with the Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development Inc. on ...

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls Over 300K Cars Due To Rollaway Risk – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly. The recall covers Dodge Dart compact cars from 2013 through 2016 with six-speed automatic transmissions. The company says a bushing can fail, causing the shifter cable to come loose from the transmission. That means when ...

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4 Pro Teams Get Michigan License Plates – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Pro-Sports teams finally get their plate. Fans of Detroit’s four professional sports teams can now support them — and their charities — while driving the roads.   DETROIT – JUNE 12: Fans of the Detroit Red Wings hold up a fake Michigan license plate that reads “WINGSN7” before Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley ...

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How Buffalo Soldiers are making a difference at Detroit’s Rouge Park

First Sergeant James Mills of the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Association (BSHA) believes in the power of keeping history alive. “We represent the past,” he says, sitting in the wood-paneled office of a century-old Detroit barn that serves as the BSHA headquarters. “History has shorted us as African Americans.” Together with other members of his organization, Sgt. Mills works to reclaim ...

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Detroit food industry comes together for jobs training program

Four giants of the Detroit food industry have joined together for a new jobs training program that provides a career pathway into the food and agriculture trades. Eastern Market Corporation, Wolverine Packing Co, E.W. Grobbel, and Germack have partnered with Greenhorn Training Solutions to launch Food Industry Jobs. The inaugural cohort will teach 25 students over the course of two-and-a-half ...

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