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Southwest’s State Rep contenders voice their priorities

District 6 State Rep., candidate Tyrone Carter with two campaign supporters.

This is the first report in a regular Detroit143 audio and video series called Southwest Voices. This report features audio documentaries by multimedia producer Zak Rosen. Detroit143 recently spent time on the campaign trail talking with three of the six candidates in the August 5th District 6 primary race to succeed Rashida Talib. The front-runners are: Tyrone Carter, Stephanie Chang and Elena ... Read More »

Wounded Southwest block shows first steps of recovery

Christopher Lara, 15, is one of the organizers of Cadillac Urban Gardens and came up with the name of Scarcyny Park when he was 12. (Photo by Amy Sacka for Detroit143)

By Bill McGraw At first glance, Merritt Avenue looks like hundreds of other wounded streets in Detroit. The short stretch of Merritt between Junction and McKinstry is down to six occupied houses, the singed ruins of two abandoned dwellings and the boarded-up carcass of a third. Weeds grow along the curb; an earthen mound covers a pile of dumped debris, ... Read More »

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