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Feature Story Detroit Inspector General Ellen Ha

Opinion: The '200-pound bag' some immigrants are given en route to Detroit

"...each time the bag feels heavy, I remind myself that while the bag had been given to me, ultimately, it is I who chose to take on the weight and carry it."

Feature Story Michigan Glass Blowing

Annual glassblowing event at Russell Industrial blends art, education -- and sizzle

The event promises a vibrant celebration of artistry, featuring local and national glassblowers, live painters, and an eclectic lineup of musicians, all while supporting a cause dedicated to enriching children's lives through art.

Feature Story Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill

Dining Destinations: 4 festivities to get your strawberry fix in Metro Detroit this summer

“The festival is more about the people than anything else," Brandy Schmidt, one of the folks behind a delicious strawberry festival that began in a fire hall in Leonard and has grown to involve the whole Addison Township. "We have a very strong community that cares about each other."

Feature Story Oak Park

'A city of yes,' Oak Park celebrates progress with plans for new hub, Juneteenth events

A new social hub, Juneteenth events, and a new fire truck were all revealed at Oak Park's State of the City address. “It is ever more important that we come together as a community to play and celebrate," says Mayor McClellan. "We need to focus on what unites us, not what divides us. That’s what public spaces do for us.”

Feature Story Jeanine holds a photo of her grandmother in front of her house in 1965.

Keeping Detroit homes in the family for future generationsResilient Neighborhoods Feature

Detroit has more than 5,000 existing heirs’ properties with deceased owners. One nonprofit is helping to keep properties in the family.

Feature Story Royal Oak

Summer is Selling Season: Realtors' tips on Metro Detroit's hottest neighborhoods and trends

What can we expect in the real estate market this summer? Metro Detroit realtors weigh in on trends they're seeing, where to look for best value, and what's ahead for home buyers of all ages. 

Longform Detroit Parks Coalition staff and members in 2022.

Stewardship organizations advance equity in Detroit's parks at a grassroots level

Park stewardship organizations help neighborhood residents to advocate for the improvements they want to see in their parks.

Longform Derek Miller, program supervisor for Kalamazoo County’s Healty Babies Healthy Start & 4Dad Fatherhood Program, with Sidni Miller, community health worker, inside Kalamazoo County’s Health and Community Services building.

$5 million in federal funding will help 5 Michigan organizations reduce infant and maternal deaths

Five Michigan organizations will receive federal support of about $1 million each to improve maternal and infant health in the state.

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