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Rebuilding Together Oakland County works toward safe, healthy homes...and parks

For 25 years, Rebuilding Together Oakland County has provided repair and renovation work for low-income homeowners. Metromode's Claire Charlton digs in to learn more about this hard-working nonprofit.




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Pasta-tively delicious: Italian markets in Metro Detroit

Sure it's easy to just pop in and pick up some pasta at your local grocery store. But where's the fun in that, when you can go shopping at one of Metro Detroit's Italian specialty markets? 






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In search of the Hillbilly Highway

Between 1940 and 1960, seven million Appalachians left their home region to find work in places like Detroit. In the first of a two-part series, native-West Virginian Courtney Balestier writes about the history of the migration, and speaks to people who experienced it. 

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On the verge of quitting: Virtual schools offer high school students a second chance

Whether it’s bullying, health issues or sheer boredom, some students are not cut out for sitting in a classroom seven hours a day, five days a week. Online and blended learning helps meet students where they are and provides options beyond just dropping out.    

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Will Metro Detroit buy into regional transit?

Next week, Metro Detroiters face a ballot decision on whether to fund the Regional Transit Authority. Patrick Dunn talks with transit coalition leaders in other cities across the nation to find out how efforts to fund regional transit have fared.

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