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A lot of craft beers are being poured this week. Detroit Beer Week celebrates this growing industry in the state.

“Michigan currently ranks number five in the country for total number of craft breweries in the country,” said Jon Piepenbrok, who works in the industry and founded the Detroit Beer Festival.

23 October 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured, Places

Produce is being grown and harvested with the help of students who attend Drew Transition Center in Detroit. The food then used to feed the students during lunch.

22 October 2013 | no comments | Featured, People, Places

A block-by-block review of street lights in two Detroit neighborhoods by the Public Lighting Authority of Detroit has found nearly 45 percent of the street lights in those areas are not working. The survey was the first phase of two pilot projects that the authority launched as it begins its work to provide reliable street lights in the city. A… Read more »

22 October 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues

Residents and community leaders presented the first phase of a plan they hope will help revitalize Detroit neighborhoods. It was unveiled during a news conference Thursday at the Greater Mt. Tabor Church on Detroit’s west side. The effort is being coordinated by the group Michigan United. The first part of the plan would: -Require banks to post a $10,000 bond… Read more »

17 October 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues

The Detroit area is one of the most diverse in the country. But some say it is also one of the most segregated. Over the next several months, Detroit 2020 will be bringing you a series of reports on sessions aimed at breaking down barriers. 7 Action News reporter Andy Choi will be attending each session.  The first one focused… Read more »

16 October 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured, Issues, People

Bus tours are being conducted this week throughout areas of the city this week to advocate for an environmental agenda. A couple dozen people–among them one city council candidate and a representative of another–signed up for Tuesday’s tour, which was organized by Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice.

15 October 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured, Issues

It’s a series of dialogues aimed to cross cultures, break color lines, and get Detroiters to speak candidly about race relations in the city. The New Detroit Multicultural Leadership Series is underway. 7 Action News reporter Andy Choi will be attending each monthly session, and reporting on them for Detroit 2020. He talked with New Detroit President & CEO Shirley… Read more »

15 October 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues

A segment on the CBS news magazine show, “60 Minutes” focused on Detroit and the financial challenges the city faces. What’s your reaction to the story? Did they get it right?

14 October 2013 | 1 comment | Featured, Issues, Places

Police Chief James Craig understands the difficulty of the job he accepted. “This is without a doubt the most challenging city to police in America,” Craig told Detroit 2020. “For a lot of reasons.”

09 October 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues, People

  Someone has finally bid on the old Packard plant. A bid of $21,000 was made for the site on Detroit’s east side, according to David Szymanski, Wayne County’s Chief Deputy Treasurer. The identity of the bidder, and any other potential bidders, won’t be made public until October 25th, when the county’s auction of foreclosed properties ends. No one offered… Read more »

09 October 2013 | no comments | Featured, Places