"We Kahn do it!" mural in Milwaukee Junction <span class='image-credits'>Nick Hagen</span> Residential street in Jefferson Chalmers <span class='image-credits'>Steve Koss</span> Laundromat at The Commons <span class='image-credits'>Steve Koss</span> Interior of the Peacock Room in the Fisher Building <span class='image-credits'>David Lewinski</span> Tom and Mark Nardone trash fishing near Zug Island <span class='image-credits'>Anthony Lanzilote</span>

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Feature StoryKiesling bar manager Rob Wilson

Development is booming in Milwaukee Junction, but you might not have noticed it

Milwaukee Junction was once home to numerous auto manufacturing facilities. Today, there are signs of a burgeoning commercial resurgence, suggesting a potential new era for an area rich in local history.

Feature StoryThe city presents its framework plan to residents of Jefferson Chalmers

Jefferson Ave developments, housing stabilization highlighted in city's plan for Jefferson Chalmers

On Feb. 16, residents met at the Salvation Army on Conner Street to hear the final recommendations from the city on what they envision for Jefferson Chalmers, and what it's going to take to get there.

Feature StoryMia Singleton, left, and Shaun Tinker, both in foreground, engage in a chess game during practice Tuesday at Munger Elementary-Middle School in Detroit

The Detroit school district is trying to bring chess to more students. Here's why.

The Detroit school district is making big investments in chess, growing the number of teams and their access to tournaments in the belief that it will grow critical thinking skills and interest in STEM. 

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With new mobility options, Detroit goes multimodal

New mobility choices expand our options for getting around safely and efficiently. We take a look at how multimodal transportation has taken off in Detroit over the past decade. 

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Year-round produce cultivates employment, food access, and the economy in Michigan

Innovative methods in growing and preserving Michigan food is boosting the local food economy -- and not just during traditional growing seasons. 

Feature StoryRober B. Smith, CEO of GM, and Detroit Mayor Colman Young at the groundbreaking ceremony for GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly

After the closing of GM's Detroit plant, what lessons can be learned?

In the 1980s, the city of Detroit used eminent domain to clear a large swath of the Poletown neighborhood for GM to build a new assembly plant. Late last year, it closed. The saga requires us to to ask how Detroiters can make sure big development deals of the future are fair. 

Feature StorySenior Pastor Terrance J. Rollerson and Pamela Pangborn, executive Pastor at Hope Community Church

The Audacity of Hope: How Hope Church in Jefferson Chalmers aims to right past wrongs

18 years ago, after preaches on racial reconciliation at their previous location were poorly received, Hope Community Church moved to Jefferson Chalmers. The consequences of that move imbues the church's philosophy to this day.

Feature StoryThe Hamtramck School Based Health Center.

As Michigan immigrants struggle to get healthcare, nonprofits fill the gaps

Understanding the healthcare system can be difficult for many who grew up in the United States speaking English. But for immigrants, challenges to receiving and understanding good care are exponentially greater.

Feature StoryImmaculata High School, closed in 1984, will be renovated to house the new high school in Fall 2020

Inside Marygrove College's new direction: How it was saved and where it's going

After years of financial challenges, Marygrove recently embarked on a new direction, embracing a cradle-to-career approach to education. But this reinvention wouldn't have been possible without a number of local partners. 

Feature StoryJuan Carlos Dueweke-Perez

This DACAmented entrepreneur uses his immigrant experience to uplift minority businesses

Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez started Featherstone Moments, a marketing company, to close the gap in minority business ownership by helping people of color attain resources and capital.

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