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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Having wonderful, friendly neighbors is always nice, but it’s also good to have a little privacy on your yard. Many communities have homes that are close together, and that can take away the feeling of serenity and tranquility in the property. Plants, such as trees, bushes and flowers, can be used to add not only beauty to a yard, but also some privacy in both the front and backyards.

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — These days, to rock vivid hair color, you don’t have to be an Instagram baddie or a punk rocker. You just need the courage and a little time.

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Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — At 6:45 p.m. on a sunny, warm Thursday in June, Augie’s Bar and Grill in Madison Heights is close to empty. It’s just too nice outside. But by 6:55 p.m., the dining room is full. Thursday at Augie’s means it’s time for some bar trivia — two hours’ worth of questions read off by a host, while players on teams write down their answers and turn them in for points. Each correct answer is worth a certain number of points, and the highest-scoring team wins.

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Published June 17, 2019

PONTIAC — Oakland County health officials urge protection against mosquitoes after a mosquito in Pontiac tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Those curious about the inner workings of city government and how they can get involved will have an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn about it firsthand during the upcoming Madison Heights Citizens Academy.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The greenhouse attached to Lamphere High School is finding new use as a learning space for special needs students.   The Lamphere Adult Transition Program, or LATP, is a post-secondary life skills and vocational program that serves young adults ages 18-26 with a development disability or cognitive impairment who reside in the Lamphere school district and who have not received a high school diploma.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — The milkweed plant was once banned in the city of Madison Heights, but is now allowed following an ordinance amendment that recognizes its role in sustaining pollinator insect populations — most notably that of the monarch butterfly.

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Published June 12, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — After wreaking havoc on the metro Detroit area this spring, the Michigan measles outbreak has ended, officials from the Oakland County Health Division announced recently.

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Published June 12, 2019

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Published June 12, 2019

METRO DETROIT — If you’re moving soon, don’t even think about asking Tina Iulianelli or Amy Anderson to help haul your stuff. Their cars’ trunks are filled to the brim with yoga mats, blocks and resistance bands.

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Published June 12, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The sun and warm days are finally upon us. But that doesn’t mean it’s not time to think about winter. According to local chimney care experts and firefighting professionals, now is the time to get your chimney inspected and thoroughly swept in order to be ready to reignite those logs once the temperatures drop again.

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Published June 11, 2019

TROY — A Troy woman battling stage 4 mastocytosis leukemia has sued the state agency that regulates marijuana over rules that took effect April 1, rules that she said have dried up the supply of pot she needs to continue with her treatment.

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Published June 11, 2019

DETROIT — To those who knew him, Jerome Adams, of Eastpointe, was the kind of man who was always there with a smile to give and a hand to lend … and if that hand included one of his refreshing cocktails, it was all the better.

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Published June 10, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — In December 2015, as Macomb County teachers Laurie Bradshaw and Damien Buckley sat together and talked through the heavy topic of human trafficking, they decided to stop simply talking about it and to take action.

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Published June 10, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY — Each time we pour a glass of water from our tap or run our toothbrush underneath or even fill up the kiddie pool, all we see is something clear and refreshing. But beneath the spigot, Michigan’s water infrastructure is crumbling and the inland lakes we enjoy are being polluted — that’s the part we as consumers don’t often see.

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Published June 7, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The community is coming together to build something special at Scout Park — and more volunteers are needed. At press time, the installation of the new playground at Hazel Park’s most centrally located green space was set for June 10-15.

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Published June 7, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — An SUV that went up in flames at a gas station in Madison Heights could have led to catastrophe, had it not been for the quick thinking of the gas station’s clerk.

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Published June 6, 2019

Editor’s note: Staff Writer Brian Louwers is in Europe, visiting historic spots and attending ceremonies in France and the Netherlands marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944). Below are some dispatches and photos he’s sent in about his experiences:

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Published June 5, 2019

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Published June 5, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Henna is a rich part of Indian culture, and is a staple at weddings. It is also used during religious ceremonies, baby showers, parties and get-togethers.

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