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What’s behind the latest revival in metro Detroit?

Maybe it’s the cold, dark winters. Maybe it’s the cloud cover and the broad expanse of land that makes flatlanders crave palm trees, balmy breezes, and gaudy flowers in riotous colors. In Rust Belt cities like Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit, a peculiar love of tiki sprang up years ago and never quite went away. Detroit’s tiki history has seen a ...

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For new moms, mood disorders are more common than you think – but here’s how we can help

This article is part of State of Health, a series examining integrated care and its potential to improve Michiganders’ health. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.   Friends and family never would have suspected that Mel Trombley was suffering from a postpartum mood disorder.   Upbeat, laid-back, and successful, Trombley had a reputation for ...

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Water shutoffs, power failures and other Issues leave Detroit vulnerable during heatwaves

On July 19, it’s 93 degrees outside with a heat index topping 100. Despite the extreme temperatures, there is only one person “cooling” at the Butzel Family Center on Kercheval near Van Dyke, one of the city’s designated cooling centers. Another visitor says she has air conditioning at home, but the center’s pool table is what brought her here.  Why ...

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UAW Strike Against GM Continues – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (Detroit News Watch/ AP) — The UAW strike against General Motors continues. Shortly after midnight Monday workers left factories and formed picket lines in the dispute over a new four-year contract. After a pause overnight, talks were set to resume Tuesday. The walkout of more than 49,000 United Auto Workers members brought more than 50 factories and parts warehouses ...

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Michigan to join Confluence of States bolstering outdoor recreation industry

Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer convened representatives from conservation nonprofits and outdoor-focused businesses in Grand Rapids to advance Michigan’s outdoor recreation industry. Hosted by Woosah Outfitters and Outside Coffee Company, leaders in the industry gathered in the duo’s greenspace on Wealthy Street to discuss the impact of the state’s outdoor economy, the changing industry landscape and how Michigan will position itself ...

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5 Things We Learned From Day 1 Of The GM Strike – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Nearly 50,000 General Motors employees across the United States walked out late Sunday night after GM and the United Auto Workers union failed to reach an agreement on a new four-year contract. Workers participating in the strike are spread across 31 General Motors factories and 21 other facilities in nine states. Here’s what you may have missed: Why this strike ...

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Youths play key role in Cody Rouge revitalization plan

Youths are at the forefront of community planning in the Warrendale/Cody Rouge neighborhood, where the city has recently announced a partnership with Huntington Bank to support a child-centric plan of action, co-crafted by residents and the city, through the Strategic Neighborhoods and Affordable Housing Leverage Funds.   Mayor Mike Duggan spoke on the partnership at a press conference held at ...

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5 Metro Detroit walking tours

This story was originally published in our sister publication Metromode. It’s not surprising that our first thoughts of Detroit’s history may run to the city’s proud reputation in the automobile industry. But Motor City has a lot more to offer, especially if you’re willing to get out of the car. Walking tour leaders are quick to point out the music, ...

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A GM Strike Could Come As Early As Sunday. But A Union Scandal Makes Negotiations Harder – Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The United Auto Workers union and General Motors are locked in difficult labor negotiations, and a late night Saturday deadline looms for a new contract — or a strike. A deal just became much more difficult to reach. UAW President Gary Jones was directly implicated late Thursday in a growing scandal involving the union and its finances, the Detroit ...

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