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Published June 9, 2020

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — The last two months were a bit quieter than normal for the greater Farmington area’s police and public safety departments.

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Published June 9, 2020

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — The small business world came skidding to a halt in mid-March when state shutdown orders severely limited the way they could provide services. On June 1, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a phased approach at reopening most retailers.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While the city had already been formulating a plan as to how it could reopen municipal offices and facilities, the governor’s June 1 rescission of the stay-home executive order moved those plans into overdrive.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Quietly, without social media posts or advertising, a local barber turned on the “open” signs, in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order ordering businesses providing “non-essential personal care services” shut due to COVID-19.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — First came the shock, then the disappointment. But now local graduates say they have a new outlook on what it means to be part of the Class of 2020.

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Published June 5, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The classrooms likely look frozen in time, decorated for St. Patrick’s Day in the middle of June.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — They’re the places where you gather with family for meals or where you stop to grab a pizza. You go there to buy a six pack or a box of doughnuts. You call on them when you need something for the house or car.

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Published June 5, 2020

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WARREN/CENTER LINE/STERLING HEIGHTS — Annual high school graduation ceremonies with educators, family and friends cheering on the seniors have been a standard in local communities for decades.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — After 10 weeks of isolation and uncertainty about the future near and far in a world dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, life is slowly starting to return to something that resembles normal.

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Published June 5, 2020

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CENTER LINE/WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — March 13 was the last day many local children attended school for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Published June 4, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — In every community around Michigan, even three months after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state, most commerce was at a standstill, school desks sat empty, barstools grew cold, store shelves lay bare.

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Published June 4, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — It was a late and wonky start, but the COVID-19 pandemic has finally eased enough to allow for summer to begin.

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Published June 4, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — After months of COVID-19 anxiety throughout the state, there was a bright spot June 1, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Safer at Home order had been rescinded.

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Published June 4, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all schools closed to students March 16. Since March 17, anxious parents have waited for any kind of update as to when their kids can get back into the classroom.

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Published June 4, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — For firefighters and paramedics, the pandemic has meant altering their approach both in the field and back at the base.

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Published June 4, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD/ORCHARD LAKE — While society is transitioning out of its pandemic-induced stasis, there remains the possibility of a second surge in COVID-19 cases —so officials remain vigilant.

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Published June 4, 2020

METRO DETROIT — In a world turned upside-down by isolation and political unrest, there is one thing Michiganders can always count on: road construction.

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Published June 4, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — On the west side of South Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Township, two unmarked buildings — one dark brown, the other white — sat seemingly vacant even prior to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Published May 26, 2020

BIRMINGHAM — In every community around Michigan, even three months after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state, most commerce is at a standstill, school desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published May 26, 2020

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — We’ve all heard the unnerving anecdotes: officers breaking up basketball games at the park, pulling over bikers out for a ride, ticketing shaggy patrons going for a rogue haircut.

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