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Michigan desperate for Pre-K educators. And pays them poverty wages.

June 19, 2019 | Koby Levin

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plans for free preschool for all 4-year-olds depends on attracting more qualified teachers. That may be difficult since many make less than workers at McDonald’s.

Thanks for making Detroit cool, artists. Here’s your eviction.

June 18, 2019 | Joel Kurth

As rising rents displace artists in Detroit, an ownership change and evictions at the onetime headquarters of the Grand River Creative Corridor sparks a debate about gentrification.

Oversight board flags ‘deterioration of care’ at Detroit Medical Center

June 17, 2019 | Robin Erb

Nearly 10 years after Detroit hospital system is sold to for-profit company, a volunteer group of overseers is raising concerns about its patient care and transparency.

Detroit council isn’t a stooge for Mayor Mike Duggan, its president says

February 8, 2018 | Chastity Pratt

Just because the Detroit City Council isn’t a laughingstock doesn’t mean its members are a rubber stamp for the mayor, Brenda Jones insists.

‘Detroit’ movie is an orgy of violence that doesn’t show my city

August 4, 2017 | Donna L. Givens

Blacks in Detroit endured and thrived before and after the violence of 1967. You’d never know it from watching this Hollywood snuff film.

A day in the life of one Detroit high-crime neighborhood

June 29, 2017 | Lester Graham

Michigan Radio’s Lester Graham tags along as a neighborhood police officer completes his rounds in the city’s MorningSide community.

A Detroit neighborhood, and a blueprint for the future

June 2, 2017 | John Petz

A detailed plan emerges with the aim of revitalizing and reinvigorating the Grandmont Rosedale community in northwest Detroit.

Detroit’s problem is a lack of jobs, not too much gentrification

May 5, 2017 | Ida Byrd-Hill

The mostly white people moving into the central city get a lot of attention, but the ones who most need jobs, help and attention are the ones who’ve been here all along.

In Detroit, only a mighty few can open new charter schools

April 6, 2017 | Chastity Pratt

The NAACP urges a moratorium on new charter schools. A new law, though, already limits their growth in Detroit.

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