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Guest column: What Michigan can learn from Bolivia's water crisis

You might wonder why a little country in South America should matter to Michiganders. Valerie Vande Panne went to Bolivia to learn about how citizens asserted control over their water systems, and how Michiganders could do the same. 

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A bigger dig: How GM saved millions by reusing stormwater in Detroit-Hamtramck

The General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is recycling its own stormwater at an annual savings of over $2 million with green infrastructure.

Starlett Simmons (right) of Five Star Cake Co. with her daughter, Kai Taalib

Entrepreneurship and motherhood: Family first

Despite all the time required to start and run a business, mother entrepreneurs often do so because it allows them to get closer to their family. 

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Diversity of people and perspectives on display at the Michigan Good Food Summit

An epidemiologist and a rock star walk into a summit about good food throughout Michigan. It's no joke. People from across Michigan are coming together to make sure people in the state have access to food that’s affordable, healthy, green, and fair.

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The evolution of online learning in policy and the classroom

The online learning landscape has changed substantially since a decade ago. Natalie Burg explores how online learning has evolved over the last ten years, from the way classrooms work to what it means to "go" to school.

Stephen Roginson of Batch Brewing Company

A fermenting culture: Detroit food businesses harness the science (and flavor) of fermentation

Fermentation is an ancient form of preservation that's being popularized for its unique flavor and health properties. Many food businesses in Detroit are likewise finding new uses for this old technique.

Chase Cantrell, director of Building Community Value

Combating income inequality: 3 local, practical solutions to a national epidemic

Metro Detroit has one of the highest rates of income inequality in the nation, which is a huge problem for the region's future prosperity. But there are positive, incremental steps Metro Detroiters are taking in their communities that can make a real difference.

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Detroit's urban farms embrace green infrastructure for sustainable water use

Detroit's urban farms are using green infrastructure to reduce their water costs. Along the way, they're helping to improve the city's stormwater system.

Rachel Jones, a senior at the Henry Ford Academy School For Creative Studies in Detroit

The Henry Ford Academy's senior mastery process helps students own their future

The Senior Mastery Process gives high school students at the Henry Ford Academy a hands-on opportunity working for a business or organization to help answer the age old question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?"

Man and child attending Hamtramck peace rally

Photo essay: Hamtramck rallies for peace and unity

Two rallies for peace and unity took place in Hamtramck earlier this month. Photographer Lauren Montgomery was there to capture them. 

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