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Bucking national trends, venture capital on the rise in Michigan

Once upon a time, venture capital in Michigan was small and inconsequential. Today it's powering the Great Lakes State's new economy, growing at a time when the industry has shrunk. In this special report, we take a long look on what that means for our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Alma Wheeler Smith at the Blake Transit Center

Connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor with transit: What's next for the Michigan Avenue corridor

It took decades to happen, but metro Detroit is finally developing a regional transportation plan, and it includes Ann Arbor. Getting DDOT, SMART and AAATA to work together is instrumental if we're serious about changing the ignoble fact that we're the only metro in the nation's top 25 to lack such a system.

Chinook Salmon

Invasive or just non-native? Why Michigan loves Pacific salmon and fears sea lamprey

Michiganders are rightly on alert for invasive species. But not all non-native species are invasive. Here, we explore the benefits of some of Michigan's non-native species and how we distinguish if a newcomer to the ecosystem should be loved or feared.


Say the G-Word: Gentrification in metro Detroit is real

Metro Matters' Dominic Russel writes that regional collaboration is required to combat the negative effects of gentrification in metro Detroit.

The Cellarmen's crew

Cellarmen's brings beards, bees, and booze to Hazel Park

The Hazel Park buzz (get it???) is real, and for further proof check out Cellarmen's, a new meadery, cidery, and brewery brought to us by four majestically bearded B. Nektar alumni. 

Devon Akmon, executive director of the Arab American National Museum

Arab American National Museum is the first and only institution of its kind

Located in Dearborn, the Arab American National Museum is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture.


Inkster's Sound Explosion offers a lifetime of music

John Frazier has spent most of his life collecting vinyl records. With the opening of The Sound Explosion in Inkster, he’s ready to share his collection with the world.

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Fighting food insecurity in Detroit

Food insecurity is one of the biggest challenges to the healthy development of young children in Detroit, but a number of groups and programs are working to change that.

Drew Parks

The unlikely rise of Drew Parks

How a rapper from Troy is making a name for himself in the hip hop world. 

Mike Score, president of Hantz Woodlands

Nowhere to go but up: Growing metro Detroit's tree canopy

After being battered by Dutch elm disease and then emerald ash borers, the number of trees in metro Detroit and Michigan's other urban centers has nowhere to go but up. And groups around the region are helping accelerate that growth.

Stanisz, Rigato, and Van Til

Forthcoming Mabel Gray signals new cool for Hazel Park

Hazel Park is "under construction," says chef James Rigato. And, thanks in no small part to his forthcoming second restaurant Mabel Gray, it stands to become the next cool metro Detroit neighborhood.

Teach for America Detroit Danielle Stringer, Peter Grace, Kammy Webb, Latoya Asaya

Why teacher diversity matters in Michigan

Of the roughly 100,000 teachers in Michigan, 91 percent are white, 6.5 percent are African American, and 1 percent are Hispanic. Compare this to a student population that's 68 percent white, 18 percent African American, and nearly 7 percent Hispanic. But does a teacher’s race matter when it comes to effective teaching and student success? And what’s being done to address the lack of racial diversity in Michigan’s teaching workforce?

The set of Invasive Species

"Invasive Species," a cautionary tale about non-native wildlife, takes over Northville theater

"Invasive Species" imagines a scenario in which the horrifying snakehead fish, which can breathe air and walk across land, invades our lakes.


A remarkable tale of slavery and opportunity in early Detroit

The history of an old church on Grosse Ile is a remarkable tale of slavery and opportunity in early Detroit. Here's the story of the church's founder, Elizabeth Denison Forth, an ex-slave who became the first black woman to own property in Michigan.

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Vacationing in the trees: How forests are helping to grow Michigan's tourism economy

Sandy beaches and boating may be the quintessential tourist attractions in Michigan, but forests are driving a growing segment of the state's tourism economy. Here's why healthy trees matter for growing jobs and local economies in Michigan. 
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