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A member of Stitching Up Detroit inks a shirt at the screen printing facility at Grace in Action

Cooperation is key: Why there should be more support for co-op businesses in Detroit

In an economy where temp jobs are increasingly common, a cooperative business model can be an attractive alternative. While it has yet to take off in Detroit, there are a number of organizations trying to encourage the model's growth.

Kids in awe at a display in "1001 Inventions"

Michigan Science Center exhibition to highlight Golden Age of Innovation

"1001 Inventions: Untold Stories From A Golden Age Of Innovation," which opens Oct. 7, highlights an era of Muslim Civilization that coincided with the European Dark Ages—a period of almost 1,000 years.

Children and providers at Grand Rapids's newest learning laboratory

These 3 new Michigan childcare centers offer the most advanced facilities for children and adults

Childcare centers are becoming much more than just a place to drop off kids. We look at three Michigan facilities that widen their reach to provide quality experiences for families, caregivers, and entire communities.

Some of Nielbock's inventions an designs

Eureka! Metro Detroit continues to be fertile ground for inventors

Metro Detroit revolutionized the world with its automobile innovations. And thanks its engineering prowess and a growing venture capital scene, the area still has a robust culture of invention. 

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Detroit's chief storyteller: Why the stories of everyday Detroiters matter

The city of Detroit recently created the position of chief storyteller—perhaps the first of its kind in the nation. In a column for Model D, new hire and veteran journalist Aaron Foley writes about his hopes for the job.
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