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Published April 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — In his first year on the Madison Heights City Council, David Soltis arranged for a bus trip to Lansing for a rally on the lawn of the Capitol building, where senior citizens could enjoy a free boxed lunch, meet other seniors from across the state, tour the historical buildings and sit in on a legislative session, making themselves seen and heard by the policymakers whose decisions impact their quality of life.

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Published April 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — In an emotional video provided by Michigan AAA to local schools getting ready for prom, a young man named Derrick Jenkins explains that in 2013, he was driving while intoxicated when he slammed into the back of a truck and, as he put it, his eyeballs popped out of his head like a cartoon character. He hadn’t even traveled a mile before he crashed.

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Published April 26, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Earth Day was April 22, but we’re still living on this bright blue marble spinning through space. So why not continue to be good stewards of the world we call home? That’s what the Madison Heights City Council asked of residents during its regular meeting April 22, when the seven members unanimously passed a resolution in honor of Earth Day.

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Published April 26, 2019

HAZEL PARK/MADISON HEIGHTS — A nonprofit in Hazel Park plans to engage the community this spring and summer with several programs meant to deepen one’s appreciation for the wonders of nature.

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Published April 26, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Law enforcement officials in Macomb and Oakland counties are making a statement. Through an initiative called Operation Ghost Rider, multiple police agencies, including members of the Michigan State Police, teamed up to crack down on distracted driving along one of the busiest thoroughfares in the metro Detroit area.

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Published April 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Michigan roads have been consistently rated among the worst in the country by groups like the American Society of Civil Engineers, which estimated that the average Michigan driver spends about $645 per year in repair costs prompted by damage from poor roads.

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Published April 24, 2019

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Published April 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — There aren’t many benefits we don’t reap from being outside in nature and enjoying the sights and sounds: stress relief, improved memory and energy, lower risks of cancer — you name it.

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Published April 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — If you’re traveling about town, odds are that you have seen numerous “for sale” signs in front yards. That’s not by accident. Experts in home realty say there is a historical significance associated with selling homes once spring is in full gear.

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Published April 23, 2019

MICHIGAN — On Oct. 1, 2020, everyone flying in the United States, even on domestic flights, will have to have a certain type of identification to travel. 

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Published April 23, 2019

HAZEL PARK — A recent structure fire has officials in Hazel Park reminding residents that batteries should only be used as directed.

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Published April 23, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Many after-school clubs challenge their students to “reach higher,” but the High Altitude Balloon Club at John Page Middle School gives literal meaning to the phrase.

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Published April 23, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Laura Mohamed, a teacher at Webster Early Childhood Center in Hazel Park, likes to keep things lively in the classroom. 

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Published April 23, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Last fall, Madison Heights City Councilwoman Roslyn Grafstein took a self-defense class presented by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, and she was so impressed by what she learned that she worked to bring the same course to Madison Heights.

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Published April 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — After the long, dreary days of winter, people may not be the only ones experiencing cabin fever — dogs have been cooped up too. Once the sunshine breaks through and the temperatures start to rise, people may be looking for any excuse to get out and about, taking their four-legged companions along.

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Published April 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Looking for a way to improve your garden, help native insects and animals, and reduce water runoff while at the same time having a unique talking point? If these choices sound attractive, then planting a native garden might be the right path.

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Published April 17, 2019

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Published April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the third consecutive year, President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing budget cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, or GLRI.

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Published April 15, 2019

OAKLAND COUNTY —  Antsy — a young female pit bull/terrier mix — was one of the honored guests as leaders from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Humane Society met at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center ast week.

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Published April 12, 2019

HAZEL PARK — The Hazel Park Public Schools district is among the recipients of a state grant aimed at improving security at schools. The district also received a grant that will add new computer courses for the 2019-20 school year.

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