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Published December 11, 2019

TROY — Denise Gray credits her seventh grade math and science teacher, Herman Oliver, for steering her toward a career in engineering.

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Published December 10, 2019

FERNDALE — The coral reef in Florida has been battling stony-coral tissue loss disease since 2014.The disease wipes out the tissue of the stony corals, which die rapidly after becoming infected.

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Published December 4, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Making it to 100 years old is a cause for celebration for anyone, but it’s especially notable if you’re the first person in your family’s history to live that long.

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Published December 3, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — While teaching in a media room equipped with a Microsoft Flight Simulator program, Fazal Mohammad Khan is searching for young people whose eyes are on the skies.

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Published December 3, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS/GROSSE POINTE WOODS — When the group from the Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center visited the Holocaust Memorial Center Oct. 23, there was time for them to listen to a presentation from 95-year-old Holocaust survivor Mania Salinger.

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Published December 2, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Russell Shields was one of the first Americans to open fire on Japanese forces in World War II.

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Published November 20, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Nearly a year ago, something unimaginably horrible happened to Alissa Sullivan, a member of the Hazel Park City Council and an advocate for animals.

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Published November 20, 2019

FERNDALE — Six years ago, Jason Idalski appeared on the television game show “Jeopardy!” and took home tens of thousands of dollars in winnings.

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Published November 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — At first glance, you’d never know 15-year-old Alyea Rourke’s body is at war battling an invisible disease that affects one in a million people.

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Published November 19, 2019

GROSSE POINTE CITY — When boaters head out to Grosse Pointe City’s Neff Park marina next season, they’ll see a familiar name on it. Dale N. Scrace — who served as the City’s mayor from 2001 to 2017 and on the City Council from 1989 to 2001 — now has the distinction of having the harbor named for him.

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Published November 15, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — As a co-captain of the Utica High School color guard, Lauren Kerr is used to being a right-hand woman to the coach and the rest of the team. But with an injured left arm, it’s been a little harder this fall.

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Published November 15, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Joseph Gray didn’t set out to write children’s books. But when his friends Emily and James Sajore, of Sterling Heights, faced challenges after the birth of their twin sons, Joshua and Jacob, Gray felt compelled to write about them.

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Published November 14, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Pat Daniels wakes up every day and tells other vets, “I got your six.”

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Brody Rukenbrod, 13, of Troy, noticed it was hard for his grandmother, Judy Farnell, to walk across a bridge along Beach Road, north of Wattles Road, from her home in order to visit them at their home.

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Cathleen Russ, director of the Troy Public Library, said she resisted getting her librarian credentials for a long time.

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Published November 12, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Peter Manos, 62, and his wife, Lori, dropped off their son, Dylan, at Loyola University Chicago Aug. 21, and the house seemed empty — so empty that Peter decided to take a walk.

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Published November 12, 2019

ROYAL OAK/WEST BLOOMFIELD — When Andrew Downs, 23, of Royal Oak, witnessed his first Dance Mobility class at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Bloomfield, he thought, “I can do that.”

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Published November 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It’s always difficult to start a business, but women can face different challenges than men when they’re trying to get their company off the ground, whether it be access to funding or access to networking, training and other opportunities.

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Published November 4, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township man and his custom Dream Roadster were among 18 other regional Hot Wheels Legends Tour winners headed to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for a chance to win a spot in the Hot Wheels Garage of Legends Nov. 5.

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Published November 1, 2019

WARREN — Just as America’s involvement in the Pacific theater was coming to an end in World War II, Roy Scites’ service was only beginning.

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