Big Muddy Farms, an urban farm in northern Omaha, Neb., is seen among residential homes last October. Urban farms have become a celebrated trend, yet earning a living at it is tough, a new survey finds. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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In this Sept. 11, 2013 photo, Saginaw City Manager Darnell Earley appears at a news conference in Flint, Mich. Earley was in charge of both the city of Flint and the schools at key points in their recent turmoil. Zack Wittman/The Flint Journal/MLive.com via AP hide caption

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Disrepair — such as this floor in the gym of Noble Elementary-Middle School in Detroit — and other problems have prompted the teachers' "sickout" protests. Courtesy of Detroit Federation of Teachers hide caption

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Detroit Public School Teachers Turn To 'Sickouts' In Protest

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Detroit, after having billions of dollars of debt erased through bankruptcy, has emerged with a razor-thin financial cushion. Laura McDermott/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Post-Bankruptcy, A Booming Detroit Is Still Fragile

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As U.S. Announces Plan To Accept More Refugees, Michigan Gets Ready

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Professor Delivers A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing To Detroiters

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A Philadelphia mural entitled You Go Girl by Jetsonorama and Ursula Rucker. This is just one of many murals that the city's Mural Arts Program helped to create. Steve Weinik/Courtesy of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program hide caption

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Detroit's iconic Fisher building has an ornate interior full of marble, bronze and art deco design. Paige Pfleger/NPR hide caption

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Detroit's Iconic Fisher Building Up For Auction

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The Detroit Land Bank is hoping to get $25,000 for this Tudor-style house in Detroit's East English Village. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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For Sale: Detroit Land Bank Seeks Buyers For Vacant Houses

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Adam Leeb (left), co-founder of Hemingwrite, and contractor Andrew Ku work in the common space area in TechTown Detroit, a nonprofit business incubator. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

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Detroit is attracting entrepreneurs who like the relatively cheap workspaces. But real estate developers and business owners like Sean Harrington, who turned the Iodent Building into an apartment complex, are paying the price in property taxes. Jason Margolis/NPR hide caption

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On The Road To Recovery, Detroit's Property Taxes Aren't Helping

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Murals on display across the street from the Red Bull House of Art gallery in Detroit, Mich. After the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Detroit hopes outsiders will focus on the city's potential, not the history of conflict and crisis that has cut its population in half since 1960. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Six months after declaring bankruptcy was over, can Detroit celebrate? Paul Sancya/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (left) has proposed a $275,000 cap on auto-related medical coverage in order to make auto insurance more affordable. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Why Some Detroit Residents Claim To Live Someplace Else

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Detective Mark Williams (right) speaks with an officer in Richmond, Va. A decade ago, amid a surge in violent crime, Richmond police were identifying relatively few murder suspects. So the police department refocused its efforts to bring up its "clearance rate." Alex Matzke for NPR hide caption

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Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved

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Soprano Catalina Cuervo, singing the role of Frida Kahlo, rehearses with bass baritone Ricardo Herrera, singing the role of Diego Rivera, on Feb. 21, 2015 at the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit. Veronica Zaragovia/KUT hide caption

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Detroit's 'Frida' Aims To Build Latino Audiences For Opera

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Frida Kahlo's passion for food was evident in her many still lifes of fruit, like this painting entitled "The Bride Frightened at Seeing Life Opened." She was also known for her raucous dinner parties in Mexico City. Wikiart hide caption

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Philip Levine grew up on the outskirts of Detroit and began writing poetry when he was just 13 years old. "It was like I had never enjoyed anything in my life so much," he said. "It was utterly thrilling. I began to live for it." Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Philip Levine, Who Found Poetry On Detroit's Assembly Lines, Dies At 87

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Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy talks about the $35 million pledged by the Manhattan district attorney to help eliminate a nationwide backlog in testing rape kits during a news conference in November. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Advocates Join Fight To Eliminate Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at an Economic Club of Detroit meeting on Wednesday. The Detroit event is the first in a series of stops that Bush's team is calling his "Right to Rise" tour. That's also the name of the political action committee he formed in December 2014 to allow him to explore a presidential run. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Jeb Bush Continues To Test Campaign Waters In Detroit

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