opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 7, 2018 Money. Volunteers. And a tractor. That's what Mark Covington wants. And maybe, maybe, a glimpse into the future of the Georgia Street Community Collective, the 19-lot urban farm he's carefully shepherded over the last decade. Covington planted his first garden in a different Detroit: before municipal bankruptcy, before urban farming was sanctioned by ordinance, before there was much attention paid at all to most Detroit neighborhoods — a Detroit where the kinds of rules and regulations that go hand-in-hand with large numbers of people living in proximity went largely unenforced. More: Detroit students learning about farming and earning money, tooKaffer: Is your candidate serious about education? Four ways to find out Today's Detroit is a different place. Even on the corner of Georgia Street and Vinton Avenue, where Covington wonders whether … [Read more...] about Does farming have a place in the new Detroit?
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One of a summer series about the Rockies during their 25th anniversary season. Today: the grounds crew. WATCH: Behind the scenes with the Rockies Grounds Crew On this bright and shiny Thursday morning, Mark Razum is a bit bleary-eyed and in dire need of strong coffee. Two nights before, rain and hail had pummeled Coors Field, forcing an 80-minute delay for a Mets-Rockies game that made for a 4-hour, 26-minute marathon. Then, because of a 3-hour, 25-minute game the next night, Razum didn’t leave Coors Field until well after midnight. On top of all of that, the Rockies Foundation held two youth baseball clinics at the ballpark during the week, creating extra duties for the grounds crew. Now, at 7:30 a.m. sharp, “Raz” was back at work, strolling the warning track of Coors’ emerald-green outfield. At 2.66 acres, it’s the largest outfield in the majors, and while it causes considerable consternation for pitchers and outfielders, the sea of seemingly … [Read more...] about Coors Field of Dreams: Rockies’ Mark Razum maintains a baseball paradise in LoDo
BOSTON — Put it this way: the Sixers are not the first (and won't be the last) team to believe they are capable of digging themselves out of a 3-0 hole in a seven-game NBA series. They may not even be the most talented or the most prepared team to do so, all things considered. On the same night they staved off elimination at home, the East's No. 1 seeded Toronto Raptors got boat-raced on the road in Cleveland, with all their fantastic regular season numbers adding up to mean exactly nothing.But the journey toward making history starts with singular plays, adds up into single-game victories, and would be achieved by stringing those together over the span of just a week. They have gone beyond blind hope and recognize the approach they need to take to make a series out of this, let alone come away with an Eastern Conference Finals appearance."After you're down 3-0, you come on the court and fight and try to follow the game plan," said Dario Saric following Monday's Game 4 win. "We … [Read more...] about Do the Sixers have what it takes to make history with a 3-0 comeback?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics A failing car is one of the last assets James Howlett and his family have left in Milwaukee, but he worries its value could keep them from getting public assistance as Wisconsin adds more requirements for welfare. (Alyssa Schukar for The Washington Post) by Robert Samuels by Robert Samuels Email the author April 22 at 8:55 PM Email the author MILWAUKEE — The shock absorbers in James Howlett’s Ford Fusion were busted, but he and his partner, Nadine, packed their two children inside anyway. They were already homeless, and their time on food stamps was running out. They needed to fix the car and dig … [Read more...] about Wisconsin is the GOP model for ‘welfare reform.’ But as work requirements grow, so does one family’s desperation.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Why it matters to you that your kids' teachers are underpaid Inadequate education funding and teacher pay have prompted teacher walkouts across the country. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press Published 7:54 p.m. ET April 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Mike Thompson's cartoon gallery Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Teacher pay in America is lagging. Mike Thompson Fullscreen Buy Photo EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to roll back vehicle emissions standards. Mike Thompson/Detroit Free … [Read more...] about Why it matters to you that your kids’ teachers are underpaid