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Fox Creek Artscape nears completion in Jefferson Chalmers

Located on the last natural bend of Fox Creek, a community-led campaign for a new public space and meeting place is taking shape. A number of community organizations partnered on this project, including Feedom Freedom Growers, College for Creative Studies and its Community + Public Arts: Detroit program, and the Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, as well as a sizable number ...

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These programs are demonstrating that Michigan food is the ultimate Rx for good health

When Paula Martin lived and worked in Pittsburgh, she and her colleagues helped implement the Hunger Vital Signs screening tool to determine and individuals food insecurity.  She moved to Traverse City to be the Farms, Food and Health program consultant for Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, a nonprofit focused on improving daily life and building community health. But the registered dietician ...

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This DACAmented entrepreneur uses his immigrant experience to uplift minority businesses

Recently, an intimate family portrait made the rounds across several media outlets, from Eater Detroit to The Detroit News. In the photograph, Mamba Hamissi feeds his wife and business partner, Nadia Nijimbere, a bite of home-cooked Burundian food. Both smile radiantly, perched on the edge of a black leather couch in their Detroit home.  It’s representative of the warm and ...

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How it was saved and where it’s going

Residents of Northwest Detroit’s Livernois-McNichols community are watching new developments at Marygrove College with a keen eye. A long-time neighborhood anchor, the private Catholic learning institution recently embarked on a new direction after years of financial challenges.  Embracing a cradle-to-career approach to education, the college plans to build a new early childhood education center, renovate a former high school located ...

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General Motors To Layoff 4,300 White-Collar Workers This Week – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (Detroit News Watch/AP) — In its latest round of cutbacks, General Motors is starting to lay off about 4,300 white-collar workers worldwide this week. In November, the company said it wanted to cut 8,000 salaried and contract workers so it can raise profit margins and invest more in autonomous and electric vehicles. The company says 2,200 white-collar employees took ...

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Cold Weather and Gas Shortages Close Auto Plants in Michigan – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler all closed auto plants Thursday due to the natural gas shortage caused by a fire at a Consumers Energy Plant on Wednesday. Eighteen factories and other facilities closed Thursday, and It’s not clear when they’ll resume normal operations. The fire hit a Consumers Energy natural gas compressor station north of Detroit ...

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Fourth-Quarter Profits Reported For Tesla, Expected To Make Money This Year – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – Tesla managed to eke out a small fourth-quarter profit to close 2018, and it pledged to make money in all quarters this year. But staying in the black will be difficult with a major debt payment due and slowing demand for pricier versions of its electric vehicles. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla posted net income of $139.48 million, ...

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How Michigan’s place-based initiatives are addressing health equity at a regional level

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.   Due to a variety of influencing factors known as the social determinants of health, health and healthcare may ...

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At DTX Launch Detroit, budding tech entrepreneurs get paid to develop their ideas

Michigan college students and recent college alumni have the unique opportunity to get paid while working on their startup ideas, this thanks to the annual DTX Launch Detroit program at TechTown. Now in its seventh year, DTX Launch Detroit pays participants a $2,500 stipend per individual, or up to $7,500 per team, for college students or recent graduates to work on their ...

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