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Published January 27, 2016

METRO DETROIT — An engagement is an exciting and overwhelming experience.

Once you’re able to stop staring at that shiny new ring — don’t worry, you can take your time — you look up to realize that everyone around you, from friends and family to magazines and TV shows, is trying to tell you just how to plan the first day of the rest of your life.

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Published January 25, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS — Since last year, administrators in the Birmingham Public School district have made it their mission to share more information with families about the increased prevalence of depression and anxiety in young people.

That mission has continued into 2016 with a forum Thursday, Jan. 28.

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Published January 25, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — The city’s undisputed tastiest time of the year is underway as Birmingham Restaurant Week returns for its 11th season.

Birmingham was the first city in the state to jump on board the popular culinary trend, which offers diners three-course lunches and dinners at a fraction of what they would normally cost. This year, a whopping 26 restaurants have signed up to participate in the event, giving guests a wide variety of cuisine to choose from.

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Published January 25, 2016

Investigators in the Eagle’s coverage area and around the country are gearing up for a big increase in paperwork.

That’s because tax season has arrived, and it seems that every year police take more and more reports from victims of fraudulent tax returns filed by someone they don’t know.

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Published January 22, 2016

WARREN — In the summer of 1950, less than five years after the guns of World War II fell silent in the Far East, armed conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula.

The Korean War, also known in the United States and Canada as “The Forgotten War,” would eventually result in more than 36,000 American combat deaths. More than 100,000 Americans were wounded. Theater-wide, the numbers were staggering, with more than 5 million people killed, nearly half of them civilians.

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Published January 20, 2016

BLOOMFIELD/BIRMINGHAM — Since 1994, the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition has made great strides in the local fight against alcohol and drug abuse among students.

Now, that fight will be a bit tougher since the nonprofit has lost a great deal of federal funding that for nearly a decade has kept the group alive.

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Published January 20, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — It’s been a little while since Birmingham Public Schools dotted the I’s and crossed the T’s of its newly revamped strategic plan for 2014-18.

So, the district wants to check in on its progress by inviting the community to take an online survey about BPS and its services.

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Published January 19, 2016

It took its time getting here, but winter has finally arrived.

Last week brought blisteringly cold temperatures, ice-covered roadways, and just enough snow to warrant attention from municipal public service crews. Luckily, they’ve been ready since late fall.

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Published January 13, 2016

PONTIAC — It took five years of fundraising and planning, 18 months of construction, and close to $8 million to open the doors at 801 Vanguard Drive in Pontiac.

But last week, none of the numbers mattered. 

HAVEN of Oakland County welcomed guests into its new home for a grand-opening celebration of the new 36,000-square-foot facility, where administrators say they’ll be able to help even more individuals and families overcome domestic violence and sexual assault situations.

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Published January 13, 2016

METRO DETROIT — The holidays are over, and many of us have already broken in those fancy new devices Santa generously slipped into our stocking.

But what about your old gadget? The laptop, tablet or smartphone you were using had a lot of information stashed inside, and it takes more than a click or a swipe to protect that data from prying eyes once you’ve ditched the device.

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Published January 13, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Last year, the Cranbrook Art Museum welcomed home a member of its family for a widely acclaimed photography and performance art event.

“Nick Cave: Here Hear” connected Cranbrook to the city of Detroit like never before, and now there’s no going back. The museum is in the midst of yet another exhibition, called “The Cranbrook Salon,” which explores the history of salon-style art displays, and to complement that, they’ve arranged a series of salon events with a decidedly Detroit — and even feminist — flare.

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Published January 11, 2016

It was a media metropolis at the beginning of the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

A daylong event open to media members kicked off around 7 a.m. and concluded at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 11 at Cobo Center. Those associated with various car brands made keynote presentations: Chrysler, Chevrolet, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, Honda, Hyundai and Kia.

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Published January 8, 2016

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Jan. 5 signed legislation eliminating straight ticket voting in Michigan.

Senate Bill 13, which was sponsored by state Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, updates state election law and disallows constituents from voting for single parties with the check of one box in polling places.

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Published January 6, 2016

Got some plans for the new year? Maybe it’s a fresh workout regimen or a renovation project that you swear you’re finally going to tackle this year.

Well, the same thing goes for government leaders. They’ve got some big plans to wrap up loose ends from 2015 and get ready for whatever might come their way in the new year — and there’s always something.

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Published December 29, 2015

Before you pop that Champagne and toast to a fresh new year, it doesn’t hurt to take a quick look back at all we’ve accomplished — and endured — in 2015.

The past year had its ups and downs, from a battle with DTE Energy’s tree trimmers to a ribbon-cutting celebration at the site of the new Bloomfield Hills High School.

So take a look back with us as we recap the most popular stories from the Eagle’s coverage area in 2015.

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Published December 28, 2015

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The whistleblower lawsuit that Bloomfield Township Treasurer Dan Devine filed against the township in September has been dismissed.

Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Leo Bowman explained in a 16-page order Dec. 16 that Devine’s Whistleblower Protection Act suit was dropped because he’s not an employee of the township board, but rather of the people who elected him to office.

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Published December 22, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Sure, there’s no limit to the variety of libations you could treat your guests to this holiday. But it’s a celebration, so we already know what you’re going to choose: Champagne.

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Published December 22, 2015

We asked local kids to send us their letters to pass along to Santa at the North Pole. All kids who submitted a letter have also been entered into a drawing to win an ice-skating party. We'll announce the winner in early January, so stay tuned.

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Published December 21, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — To the homeless cats and dogs at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center, don’t worry — Santa got your wish list.

All year round, the center accepts donations of items on its Amazon.com Wish List. Generous animal lovers can head to the Amazon website and purchase a variety of items, from dog treats to kitty litter, to be shipped directly to the nonprofit shelter.

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Published December 21, 2015

The Birmingham Historical Museum & Park recently acquired a painting of Dr. Ebenezer Raynale. It was donated by the Oakland County Medical Society. The description on back of the painting reads as follows:

“There were three generations of physicians in the Raynale family. This portrait is of Dr. Ebenezer M. Raynale, born in Vermont, 1804. He was a doctor of the old tradition — his medical education consisted of reading medicine in New York State and Pennsylvania.

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