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New statewide program both feeds and educates Michigan students through locally-grown food

Earlier this year, a rainbow of fresh, Michigan-grown carrots surprised children and delighted dining services staff at Battle Creek elementary schools. “Although they see carrots all the time, there were kids who had never seen the other part of a carrot,” says Michelle Morrissey, dining services director for the Battle Creek Public Schools, about the leafy green stem that grows ...

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How Michigan’s age-friendly communities are making health more accessible to seniors

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.   Senior citizenhood presents new challenges for everyone. But for Lansing resident Dave Devinney, those challenges were almost insurmountable. ...

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Mapping neighborhood innovation in Detroit

For the past two years, we’ve been profiling neighborhood innovators in the city of Detroit — people who pursue projects that support Detroit communities, often with little funding or acclaim.  As part of our series, we created a map of where these innovators do most of their work. It truly demonstrates taht amazing individuals can be found in every corner ...

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Subaru Recalling Nearly 400K Vehicles To Fix Stalling Problems « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – Subaru is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix two problems that can cause them to stall. The first recall covers about 229,000 Outback and Legacy vehicles from the 2018 model year. Government documents say a software problem can stop the low-fuel warning light from illuminating and make the miles-to-empty display inaccurate. The problem can ...

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Prison For 3 Former Fiat Chrysler Executives and Union Officials « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – Two former Fiat Chrysler executives and a union official have been sentenced to prison in a corruption scandal at a labor training center. Jerome Durden, who controlled the finances at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison. Michael Brown, who helped run the center, was sentenced to a year in prison. ...

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