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Published February 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — When they started out, it was all about advocating for low-income housing during the Great Recession. But as the economy grew, so did the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, said Brian Rakovitis, the manager of financial empowerment initiatives at the Lansing-based CEDAM.

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Published February 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Does that old T-shirt from high school in the back of your drawer bring you joy? What about the box of receipts from 2015 lurking in your basement? There’s a new method of organization sweeping the nation called KonMari, and it’s all about focusing on keeping what brings you joy and getting rid of what doesn’t. The method was developed by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo, who has written four books on the subject.

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Published February 4, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Macomb County residents may recall how a “fatberg” was discovered and was subsequently removed at the Clintondale Pump Station in September 2018. Now, local college professors are studying how to prevent such entities from backing up drains in the future.

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Published January 31, 2019

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Published January 31, 2019

Local utility officials asked residents to set their thermostats at 65 degrees or lower in order to conserve resources in record-breaking temperatures.

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Published January 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Cold, wet weather and icy streets can kill one’s motivation to stay physically active.

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Published January 30, 2019

METRO DETROIT — At the age of 55, Paul Chatlin could not walk more than seven steps without having to stop and take several breaths. He also found out he had three blocked coronary arteries and was a candidate for bypass surgery.

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Published January 29, 2019

A college degree can pave the way for a successful and financially secure future, but many people find themselves struggling to pay off the significant amount of student debt they accrued in order to get such a degree.Read More

Published January 28, 2019

ROCHESTER — When the Great Recession hit, Rochester resident Tom Daldin had no choice but to reinvent himself.

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Published January 28, 2019

LANSING — After two record-setting windstorms and at least one death, the Michigan Public Service Commission went to work to review DTE Energy’s response to downed electric lines.

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Published January 25, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Guardians for Animals proves there is strength in numbers. The nonprofit network supports 17 no-kill animal rescues. Together, they have saved nearly 33,200 animals over the past 15 years, including more than 1,700 in 2018 alone.

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Published January 24, 2019

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Published January 23, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Award-winning journalist and communications strategist Jeff Johnson did not mince words about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. “What does the ‘dream’ mean to me?” he asked Jan. 21 at Oakland University. “I think that most diversity inclusion stuff is really cute. I’ve seen the pamphlets. Every campus has one.”

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Published January 23, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Increased problem solving, better listening, mastery of memorization and enhanced coordination. All with a built-in family for the four years of high school. How can students take advantage of a program that gives them all that? Join the band.

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Published January 23, 2019

METRO DETROIT — A big renovation might not be in a household’s budget, but there are some less costly ways to refresh a home that can please homeowners and also help when they put their homes on the market. C & G Newspapers spoke with a real estate agent and a tile expert about ways folks can reinvigorate their homes without renovating.

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Published January 17, 2019

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Published January 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It may be impossible to smell or see, but that doesn’t mean radon won’t do a lot of damage. Formed during the breakdown of uranium, radon is a chemically inert radioactive gas found in nearly all soils and rocks.

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Published January 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — What does it take to make the perfect chili? Is it the spice? Could be. Even the experts aren’t sure. Michelle Weiss, the marketing and events coordinator for the Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority, organizes the DDA’s annual chili cook-off. Creating “a chili they can be proud of” is the magic ingredient in a cook-off contender, she said.

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Published January 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Sally Petrella, volunteer monitoring program manager for the Friends of the Rouge, knows the reaction all too well.

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Published January 16, 2019

LANSING — On Dec. 29, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder approved a package of bills aimed at giving more local communities more control to regulate the use and sale of fireworks. The package included House Bill 5940, which was written by state Rep. John Chirkun, D-Roseville.

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