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October 8, 2020

We have all seen them before – armed, military-like figures like those showing up at the state capitol building this past spring to protest the pandemic lockdown in the state, or in broadcast coverage of Black Lives Matter protests or counter-protests. Their numbers –...

October 8, 2020

When Detroit Denim Company reopens its retail shop, ideally sometime next year, customers’ experiences will look quite different than they had before.

Picture it: you walk in, try on some fit samples, pay for the jeans you want, then, well, walk out empty-handed. You’...

September 9, 2020

“Vote early and vote often.”

That tongue-in-cheek election phrase, believed to have first been uttered in 1856 by John Van Buren, an attorney and son of President Martin Van Buren, as an anti-slavery Free Soil Party leader, although it has also been attributed to Chic...

September 9, 2020

While most people have been literally assaulted in the past several years with headlines about climate change and the national debate over what is often referred to as the “green movement” and what should become codified sustainability policy for the country, there's a...

August 11, 2020

Carly Sheridan can see both sides of the coin. As a middle school math teacher, she yearns to be back in the classroom this September, because she knows it's the best way for her students to learn. But as a parent to three children – ages 12, 9 and 8 – in Bloomfield Hi...

August 11, 2020

During Scott Pruitt’s very brief stint – February 2017 to July 2018 – as the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), his bizarre behavior was considered almost comical.

“When Pruitt was there, there was just so much incompetence that was in th...

July 14, 2020

Our society erupted in late May and June after the heinous and unprovoked murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, and watched over by three other officers, fostering the Black Lives Matter movement. It seemed like the final straw for a publ...

July 14, 2020

Luke Trumble, a dam safety engineer with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), will be the first to tell you that while most dam failures in Michigan are small and inconsequential, there are a few each year – and about every 10 years Mi...

June 16, 2020

Katie Grzesiak currently has one thing on her mind: garlic mustard. The invasive terrestrial plant might look cute with its small white flower petals but it’s wreacking havoc across the state. It grows quickly and returns in the early spring, which is why it’s at the f...

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