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Published February 2, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Sometimes people balk at the cost of adopting an animal. A rescue may charge $200 for a dog, but they might have already spent hundreds more on spaying or neutering, dental care, food and more. Treating heartworm alone can cost $400. And then there are cases where an animal has mange, broken limbs or other ailments that require immediate treatment.

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Published February 1, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Jack Salter may be a Republican, but the founder of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties said last week that he supports Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison in his plan to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for state representative.

Salter said he would always vote for Ellison because of the qualities he stands for, regardless of political party affiliation.

“And Jim has integrity in spades,” Salter said.

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Published January 27, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Already stressed out in the new year? Searching for solutions to life’s challenges? Oakland Community College is hosting a series of free wellness sessions designed for a little extra help.

“We have a number of different things happening on a number of campuses at any given time,” said Bridget Kavanaugh, Oakland Community College marketing and communications interim manager.

Kavanaugh said it just so happened that OCC was offering a number of activities at many of its campuses, so it seemed natural to have a wellness week.

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Published January 27, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Members of the City Commission unanimously approved earlier this month an agreement with an independent firm to analyze forthcoming plans for a new City Hall complex.

Plante Moran Cresa will vet details when a new complex is proposed by a partnership between the Surnow Company and the Boji Group — a partnership granted the exclusive opportunity to research and pitch a redevelopment plan for a new City Hall complex at the existing complex’s downtown location. The commission approved up to $30,000 Jan. 11 for the Plante Moran Cresa analysis.

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Published January 22, 2016

WARREN — In the summer of 1950, less than five years after the guns of World War II fell silent in the Far East, armed conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula.

The Korean War, also known in the United States and Canada as “The Forgotten War,” would eventually result in more than 36,000 American combat deaths. More than 100,000 Americans were wounded. Theater-wide, the numbers were staggering, with more than 5 million people killed, nearly half of them civilians.

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Published January 20, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Police closed the case of a 21-year-old Southfield woman who was found dead in her vehicle in November after investigators determined that no foul play was involved.

“There were no drugs or alcohol in her system,” said Royal Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division Lt. David Clemens. “She died from natural causes.”

Clemens said the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded its investigation and determined that Brittany Jones died from natural causes.

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Published January 20, 2016

CLAWSON — A recall petition filed last week to oust Clawson school board trustee Kevin Turner states that he did not comply with the Open Meetings Act and does not encourage free expression.

Oakland County Director of Elections Joe Rozelle said a recall petition was filed Jan. 11 by Shelley Holloway.

Reasons listed on the petition are:

• Turner did not comply with the Open Meetings Act by not posting a timely announcement of the July 13, 2015, and Aug. 10, 2015, meetings and/or meeting agendas.

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Published January 20, 2016

ROYAL OAK — The city will participate for a second year in the annual point-in-time tally of people living on the streets of Oakland County.

The 2016 homeless street count will take place Wednesday, Jan. 27, and will be facilitated by the Oakland County Alliance for Housing with support from the city of Royal Oak.

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Published January 20, 2016

CLAWSON — The Clawson City Council approved a new contract recently with Goetz-Nushaj PLLC to serve as the community’s prosecution team.

The Troy-based law firm began with the city following the New Year’s holiday.

“We’re very excited about working with everyone at Clawson,” said attorney Erich Goetz. 

Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson said that as prosecuting attorneys, the firm will handle all of the city’s civil infractions and ordinance violations at 52-4 District Court.

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Published January 19, 2016

The community is mourning the death of former resident and music icon Glenn Frey by reflecting on his life.

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Published January 13, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Gov. Rick Snyder put pen to paper Jan. 6 and signed a controversial bill focused on campaign finance reform that city commissioners had asked the governor to veto two weeks earlier.

City commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Dec. 21 against Senate Bill 571 because of a provision they said would prohibit school districts, governments and other public bodies and authorities from sending any communication to residents that mentions an upcoming property tax millage or other local ballot measure within 60 days of a vote. 

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Published January 13, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Results of a recent survey revealed that resident satisfaction is above average, and showed city officials some of the elements that residents desire in a future park.

The purpose of the scientific, public opinion survey, conducted by Cobalt Community Research, was to assess the city’s overall American Customer Satisfaction Index score.

The survey was sent to 1,500 registered voters in October and November 2015, and 348 valid responses were received with a plus or minus 5 percent accuracy rate.

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Published January 13, 2016

CLAWSON — City Council members narrowly defeated a resolution to join an intergovernmental health and wellness consortium, which the city manager had proposed as a cost-saving measure.

The council voted 3-2 Jan. 6 to deny membership into the MiLife Health & Wellness Center.

“We can revisit it,” City Manager Mark Pollock said. “I’ll give them more information, and I’ll leave it up to council if they want to bring it back up.

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Published January 13, 2016

CLAWSON — Robert and Shari Kallmeyer have been providing the community with award-winning decorations for years during the Christmas season.

“I do it just because I enjoy it,” said Robert Kallmeyer. “It’s kind of my Christmas.”

The couple fills their Elmwood Avenue and Langley Boulevard corner lot with myriad decorations, including a lot of lights. Colorful lights fill their trees, home and garage, ranging from LED to icicle lights.

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Published January 12, 2016

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo reported record-breaking 2015 attendance numbers last week, smashing totals reported in previous years.

Zoo officials announced Jan. 5 that total attendance reached 1.48 million visitors in 2015, breaking the record of 1.36 million visitors set in 1997. Officials said the 2015 numbers mark the ninth consecutive year the zoo’s attendance exceeded 1 million visitors.

Detroit Zoo Communications Director Jennie Miller said she believes the new record was set as a result of many factors, including new exhibits, animals and attractions.

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Published January 11, 2016

It was a media metropolis at the beginning of the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

A daylong event open to media members kicked off around 7 a.m. and concluded at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 11 at Cobo Center. Those associated with various car brands made keynote presentations: Chrysler, Chevrolet, Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, Honda, Hyundai and Kia.

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Published January 8, 2016

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder on Jan. 5 signed legislation eliminating straight ticket voting in Michigan.

Senate Bill 13, which was sponsored by state Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, updates state election law and disallows constituents from voting for single parties with the check of one box in polling places.

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Published January 7, 2016

ROYAL OAK — After a conversation with Scott Newport, it is clear that great loss never goes away, but how you live your daily life following that monumental moment will define your being.

Newport experienced that moment the day after Thanksgiving in 2009 when his 7-year-old son, Evan, died.

It was a miracle his son lived as long as he did — at least that is what the doctors said — but it didn’t make the loss any easier.

His son was diagnosed with Noonan syndrome and related heart disease at birth.

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Published January 7, 2016

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — Royal Oak Schools Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin considers his most recent success to be the transition to the new M-STEP standardized test, which yielded scores above state and county averages.

The test results for the exam, which had been administered in the spring, were released Dec. 17.

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Published January 6, 2016

ROYAL OAK — Members of the City Commission unanimously adopted a resolution Dec. 21 asking Gov. Rick Snyder to veto a bill they feel will put a stop to needed communication before an election.

Commissioners said that Senate Bill 571 — supported by the state House and Senate — would prohibit school districts, governments and other public bodies and authorities from sending any communication to residents that mentions an upcoming property tax millage or other local ballot measure within 60 days of a vote.

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