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Senate Budget Boosts Road Spending, Far Short Of Whitmer’s Plan – Detroit News Watch

LANSING (AP) — A transportation budget advancing in Michigan’s Legislature would boost road spending, but far short of the $1.9 billion net increase proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A Senate-controlled subcommittee approved the bill Tuesday, with Republicans in support and Democrats opposed. It does not include revenue from the Democratic governor’s proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax increase, which has been rejected ...

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SPACE — Michigan’s Next Frontier

Space has always captured the human imagination, inspired new discoveries, and fueled a desire for exploration. In our modern era, no other space effort has sparked curious minds of all ages like NASA’s Apollo program.  The Apollo Program landed a dozen astronauts on the Moon, beginning with Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. The mission achieved an ambitious goal set ...

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Join us April 27 for the latest IdeaLab event, ReImagining Equitable Development

This weekend Model D is co-sponsoring an IdeaLab event called ReImagining Equitable Development that will mark the conclusion of our Equitable Development series. It’s certain to be a timely gathering, especially with all the dialogue happening around community benefits in Detroit right now. Earlier this month, Henry Ford Health System signed a privately negotiated letter of understanding with the West ...

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This Midtown coffee shop is brewing java with a purpose

It’s all about connecting people with one another. That’s the message Midtown’s latest café and coffee shop is hoping to send from its new location on 3rd Street. AWAKE Café features small batch, single origin coffee from Honduras, with direct connections to the farmers and workers themselves. “We started a coffee farm in Honduras with locals running it. We sell ...

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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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