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Aug 23, 2019

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How the closings of two auto plants changed Hamtramck and Detroit's Poletown

by Tommy Andres and Tracey Samuelson Aug 14, 2019
When the Dodge Main plant closed in 1979, local leaders offered GM tax breaks and more land to move in. Now the GM plant is closing, too.
"The Spirit of Detroit" monument sits downtown. In the background is the Renaissance Center, where GM is headquartered.
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Why Detroit is going all-in on heavy-duty trucks

by Ben Bradford Feb 6, 2019
General Motors this week announced plans to build a new heavy-duty Chevy Silverado pickup truck in Michigan as it cut 4,000 jobs.
The heavy-duty chassis of the new General Motors 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is shown at the GM Flint Assembly Plant on February 5, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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Auto show opens in Detroit but some automakers give it a miss

by Andy Uhler Jan 14, 2019
Big-name auto companies will skip the North American International Auto Show as they reconsider their promotion strategies.
Cars are lined up at the Cobo Center in Detroit Michigan January 13, 2019 as preparations are under way for the North American International Auto Show.
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New Detroit program uses bridge construction benefit to repopulate tax-foreclosed homes

by Laura Herberg Apr 19, 2018
The city hopes to relocate 240 families.
Maria Walkenbach’s home, located near the bridge construction area. 
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Detroit's new urban farms bring change and raise questions

by Paige Pfleger Mar 27, 2018
Since 2016 Detroit has gained more than 22 new large scale gardens and farms. As these new farmers put down roots, some wonder what the future of urban agriculture will look like there.
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In Detroit, a battle over the right to literacy

by Eliza Mills Aug 10, 2017
A group of students is suing the state of Michigan for failing to provide access to literacy in public schools
Downtown Detroit skyline. 
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Pushing kids to succeed in Detroit Public Schools amid a literacy crisis

by Eliza Mills Aug 9, 2017
Murcy Jones has been a student, teacher and parent in the Detroit School System.
Murcy Jones holds her twin granddaughters outside her home in Detroit, MI. 
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Detroit's chief storyteller says it's time to talk to about neighborhoods that persevered

by Kai Ryssdal and Paulina Velasco Jul 24, 2017
Aaron Foley says there are "680,000 stories waiting to be told. Not all of them come from downtown."
Aaron Foley says he heard about the Detroit race riots at home, and “hardly anybody wanted to really go in depth and talk about.” Above, a group of men in Detroit construct a barricade to keep their street safe during the 1967 riots.
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Republican-led Michigan grapples with uncertainty about Medicaid expansion

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 27, 2017
The state's successful program is in doubt, along with the Affordable Care Act.
Certified medical assistant Adenia Williams tests Nakeysha Douglas' blood sugar levels.
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Detroit automakers respond to more Trump tariff threats

by Adam Allington Jan 3, 2017
Building abroad makes economic sense for U.S. automakers.