Auto show opens in Detroit but some automakers give it a miss

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.
Maria Walkenbach’s home, located near the bridge construction area. 
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Detroit's new urban farms bring change and raise questions

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

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

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

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

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.
Laura Herberg

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Detroit automakers respond to more Trump tariff threats

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

In Detroit, a risky alternative to mortgages

Oct 6, 2016
With lending unavailable, home buyers have turned to an option with few protections.
A house that's for sale on a land contract in Detroit. It's common for a house to need a gut rehab.
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Detroit homeowners still struggling with foreclosure

Aug 2, 2016
In many cities, poor people rent — but the home ownership rate in Detroit is high.
Warren Hicks stands in front of his home in northwest Detroit.
Eilis O'Neill