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Brian Louwers

C&G Staff Reporter – Warren Weekly


Staff Writer Brian Louwers covers the cities of Warren and Center Line. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 1998 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In his free time, he participates in the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program and conducts interviews with military veterans for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Published July 2, 2020

WARREN — There seemed to be some confusion over the executive administrator position in the mayor’s office, cut from Warren’s 2020-2021 budget approved by the City Council with a list of other amendments offered during a special meeting by Zoom June 30.

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Published July 2, 2020

WARREN — Warren residents will pay a little more for water and sewer services and a little less in taxes, and the City Council wanted added control over capital expenditures through the Downtown Development Authority in the city’s budget for the coming year.

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Published July 2, 2020

WARREN — The dreaded and dangerous poison hemlock plant has made invasive appearances in Macomb County for the first time this year.

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Published July 2, 2020

WARREN — Warren voters are several steps closer to again revisiting a mayoral term limits proposal as part of what’s sure to be a jam-packed ballot for the presidential election in November.

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Published July 1, 2020

WARREN — Warren lost more than a former state senator and City Council president with the death of Art Miller.

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Published June 29, 2020

WARREN — An alleged shot fired during an early morning argument between neighbors near Toepfer and Memphis avenues led to a four-hour standoff with police that ultimately ended without further incident and two arrests June 27.

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Published June 19, 2020

CENTER LINE — Despite a lot of uncertainty about the state’s finances and revenue sharing to local municipalities in the era of the coronavirus, Center Line officials adopted a “status quo” budget on June 1 for the 2021 fiscal year.

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Published June 19, 2020

CENTER LINE/WARREN — For many, almost 10 weeks in quarantine would’ve been better with trips to the local library and countless hours spent basking in the company of borrowed books.

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Published June 16, 2020

WARREN — A Warren firefighter escaped injury after he fell through a floor weakened by fire at a home near Martin and Schoenherr roads June 14.

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Published June 10, 2020

WARREN — A 76-year-old bank retiree said an Amazon delivery driver was polite and tried to be helpful when he approached her home with a package of shipped pistachios. He parked a delivery van in the street and walked up the driveway toward the house while she was watering the plants on June 10. She was in the yard, and he offered to place the heavy package on her porch.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — They’re the places where you gather with family for meals or where you stop to grab a pizza. You go there to buy a six pack or a box of doughnuts. You call on them when you need something for the house or car.

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Published June 5, 2020

CENTER LINE — Being the first at anything often comes with a special responsibility, and that’s not lost on attorney Nick Hannawa, co-founder of Clinic Cannabis Co., Center Line’s first medical marijuana dispensary.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — After 10 weeks of isolation and uncertainty about the future near and far in a world dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, life is slowly starting to return to something that resembles normal.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN — The cause of the fire that damaged Warren’s Big Boy last month remains unknown, but the company is apparently committed to reopening the restaurant at 12 Mile and Hoover roads.

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Published June 5, 2020

WARREN — Republicans Sherri Murphy and Erin Stahl have filed to challenge Macomb County Treasurer Larry Rocca in the August primary election. Warren City Treasurer Lorie Barnwell has also filed as the lone Democrat and will contend for the county job in November.

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