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Author: Jonathan Shead

BridgeDetroit | Why Detroit Gun Owners Choose to Carry

In this country’s origin story, Black Americans were largely restricted from owning guns. Yet, in Detroit today, citizens are increasingly turning to gun ownership for a sense of protection and — sometimes — because of a constitutional right to carry. Residents have become self-reliant and are looking to arm others with gun safety lessons and information about the responsibility of ownership.

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Teachers Talk: How Educators Are Grappling with Shortages, Demands

Teaching has always been a challenging job, but today’s educators are leaving the profession in droves. With fewer educators on deck, districts have been forced to make decisions that have an impact on children’s education. As teachers grapple with some of the most challenging years of their career, providing for children’s academic, social and emotional needs, One Detroit’s Christy McDonald sat down with two local teachers to get educated on the challenges they continue to face.

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A Breakthrough for Local Foods? Meijer’s Rivertown Market Goes Local

Grocery store shelf space can be tough to come by for local and regional food producers. Meijer’s latest Rivertown Market has made the search for food entrepreneurs easier by dedicating shelf space for their local products. Offering local food and produce may be the next big trend for grocery stores, but the question remains: how can these local food producers scale up, build their brand, and deliver to more stores? Bill Kubota checks in with these Detroit entrepreneurs and meets a few more.

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