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Detroit bus service needs to hit minimum standards
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Detroit bus service needs to hit minimum standards

The Detroit People's Platform organizes on behalf of essential bus riders, who solely rely on bus service to access employment opportunities,...

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Best regional transit plan focuses on community impact, not routes
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Best regional transit plan focuses on community impact, not routes

The most important parts of a regional transit plan aren't the specific routes or technologies. Most important is the impact it will have on lives,...

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How ditching my car saved my life
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How ditching my car saved my life

In January 2016 I realized that driving down I-75 every day to work in Detroit was going to kill me someday. Either slowly through the stress of...

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Transit is fading as transportation options shift
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Transit is fading as transportation options shift

Traditional mass transit has been declining nationally since 2014, and Detroit would be foolish to waste resources on a dying transit model. Fewer...

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Michigan should bring back movie industry incentives, but 're-create the wheel'
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Michigan should bring back movie industry incentives, but 're-create the wheel'

Director Michael Bay (left) discusses a scene with actor Mark Wahlberg on the Detroit set of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in 2013. A key...

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Amazon to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Pontiac Silverdome site
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Amazon to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Pontiac Silverdome site

The 127-acre Pontiac Silverdome site is being targeted for a new warehouse/distribution demolition by an Atlanta-based developer. Amazon was...

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Michigan gives retailers 2 weeks to stop selling flavored e-cigarettes
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Michigan gives retailers 2 weeks to stop selling flavored e-cigarettes

LANSING - Michigan is giving retailers, including online sellers, two weeks to comply with new rules on the state's ban on flavored e-cigarettes as...

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Automakers face uphill battle in effort to rein in rising health care costs
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Automakers face uphill battle in effort to rein in rising health care costs

If General Motors Co.'s negotiations with the United Auto Workers are any indication, Detroit's automakers may not have a prayer in their effort to...

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Demolition of Kmart HQ remains a possibility for new development
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Demolition of Kmart HQ remains a possibility for new development

The former Kmart Corp. headquarters property at 3100 W. Big Beaver Rd. has sat unused for more than a decade. Some concepts for any redevelopment...

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Michigan Boy Scouts sells campsite near Port Huron for $1.8 million
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Michigan Boy Scouts sells campsite near Port Huron for $1.8 million

PORT HURON - The Michigan Crossroads Council of Boy Scouts sold a campground near Port Huron to a gravel mining company for $1.8 million, officials...

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Ann Arbor-based Zomedica promotes to fill president role
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Ann Arbor-based Zomedica promotes to fill president role

Zomedica Pharmaceuticals Corp., a veterinary diagnostic and pharmaceutical company based in Ann Arbor, has promoted from within for its new...

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Wigle project now to start construction in the spring
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Wigle project now to start construction in the spring

The $55 million-plus first phase of Midtown West is expected to begin next year and bring a unique 175-unit building to the former Wigle Recreation...

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Ford outlines major overhaul of Dearborn campus by 2025
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Ford outlines major overhaul of Dearborn campus by 2025

Ford Motor Co. has outlined a large overhaul of its Dearborn campus to create a new product and development center by 2025 as it continues work on...

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Greektown steers toward reinvention with master planning vision
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Greektown steers toward reinvention with master planning vision

Greektown, the entertainment-heavy downtown Detroit district with no residents and plenty of parking or vacant lots, is steering toward a...

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Detroit lighting authority finishes replacing 20,000 faulty streetlights
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Detroit lighting authority finishes replacing 20,000 faulty streetlights

Leotek Electronics USA made about one-third of Detroit's new lights and they were expected to last at least a decade. Detroit's Public Lighting...

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Energy efficiency jobs in Michigan hit new high
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Energy efficiency jobs in Michigan hit new high

The number of energy efficiency jobs in Michigan grew 2.9 percent in 2018 and the industry now employs 85,061 workers in the state, ranking it the...

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Magnet restaurant aims for Friday opening with wood-charred vegetables, tip-free policy
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Magnet restaurant aims for Friday opening with wood-charred vegetables, tip-free policy

Restaurant to open in redeveloped Magnet radiator shop in Detroit's near-west Core City neighborhood Magnet is expected to open Friday in a former...

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Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement
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Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy as part of settlement

Purdue Pharma, the company that made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy in White Plains, New York, days...

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Tarolyn Buckles, President and CEO, Onyx Enterprises Inc.
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Tarolyn Buckles, President and CEO, Onyx Enterprises Inc.

What her business does: Civil, electrical, mechanical, structural and architectural engineering, construction project management and permitting and...

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Asia Denson, Owner, Denson Construction Services
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Asia Denson, Owner, Denson Construction Services

What her business does: A construction company that specializes in complete home, kitchen and bathroom renovations for out-of-state and foreign...

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Stephanie Byrd, Co-owner, The Block
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Stephanie Byrd, Co-owner, The Block

What her business does: The Block is a casual, gastropub-style dining restaurant on Woodward Avenue between Selden and West Alexandrine streets....

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Two workers hospitalized after Marathon plant leaks oil vapor in Detroit
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Two workers hospitalized after Marathon plant leaks oil vapor in Detroit

An oil vapor leak Thursday afternoon at the Marathon refinery in Detroit did not pose a threat to the public, according to officials. An oil vapor...

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SmileDirect's billion-dollar-plus IPO features founders with deep metro Detroit roots
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SmileDirect's billion-dollar-plus IPO features founders with deep metro Detroit roots

SmileDirectClub co-founders and metro Detroit natives Jordan Katzman (left) and Alex Fenkell met at summer camp in their teens and later founded an...

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Michigan Legislature OKs changes to Medicaid reporting rules
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Michigan Legislature OKs changes to Medicaid reporting rules

LANSING - Michigan's Legislature has approved a bill that would exempt some Medicaid recipients from having to meet monthly reporting rules if the...

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$21 million development with apartments, parking garage, retail planned on polluted site on Jefferson
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$21 million development with apartments, parking garage, retail planned on polluted site on Jefferson

The $21 million Jefferson Van Dyke project would include 42 residential units and around 15,000 square feet of commercial space on Detroit's east...

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Nestlé to close Plymouth facility, lay off 57
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Nestlé to close Plymouth facility, lay off 57

A pedestrian passes a Nestle S. A. logo at the Nescafe factory in Tutbury, U.K. The food and drink giant's U.S. unit plans to close a Plymouth...

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Mergers, acquisitions and new contracts across metro Detroit
News 3 months ago
Mergers, acquisitions and new contracts across metro Detroit

Want to get something off your chest? Send us an email or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter. Yes, I would like to stay informed about new...

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Two top cardiovascular surgeons leaving Beaumont for California hospital
News 3 months ago
Two top cardiovascular surgeons leaving Beaumont for California hospital

Marc Sakwa, M. D., chief of cardiac surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, and Jeffrey Altshuler, M.D., two pioneering surgeons, have announced...

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Discount Candles leaves Viola Building for nearby space; hookah shop to move in
News 3 months ago
Discount Candles leaves Viola Building for nearby space; hookah shop to move in

Discount Candles left the Viola Building near Eastern Market for a space just a block north. The vacated 3,800-square-foot space will be replaced...

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Raiders' Antonio Brown picks Detroit-based Xenith after league disallows old helmet
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Raiders' Antonio Brown picks Detroit-based Xenith after league disallows old helmet

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has chosen to don a helmet made by Detroit-based Xenith LLC after losing a fight to wear prized helmet...

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