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  • Crumbling Detroit school buildings will cost $500 million to repair. It’s money the district doesn’t have

    “We would have to dramatically cut personnel to even put a dent in this problem,”

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  • As caregivers struggle to make ends meet, 28,000 Detroit children go without care

    “You can get there—if you have the money.”

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  • Poverty is Detroit’s biggest problem. Gentrification doesn’t come close.

    he basic revival trajectory is positive. It can continue. But that doesn’t mean cities can take it for granted.

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  • Who is to blame for what happened to Michigan Central Station?

    Michigan Central Station opened in 1913. At 18 stories, it was the tallest train station in the world at the…

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  • Michigan Republicans won’t pass marijuana bill. Voters to decide in November.

    The ballot proposal would allow Michiganders over the age of 21 to have, use, grow and sell marijuana for recreational…

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  • Davenport University partners with City of Detroit and Wayne County

    “We are excited about contributing to sustainable growth in Detroit by helping to fill the talent gap,”

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  • The Stigma of Transit: “We Have to Make Buses Sexy”

    Our roads are too wide, our cars are too linked to status, says the mayor who revolutionized transit in his…

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  • Four Things You Should Know About Prevailing Wage in Michigan

    There’s an effort afoot to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law this year.

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  • Campaign to hike minimum wage to $12 turns in petitions

    “We talk about how our cities are suffering, our communities are suffering,”

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  • Detroit offers program to help Detroiters eliminate responsibility fees ahead of schedule

    In Detroit alone, 76,000 residents owe an average of $1,600 in responsibility fees.

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