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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...

June 16, 2020

While to many it is considered a seminal piece of television artistry, in reality Breaking Bad was just a TV series, a mere work of fiction highlighting meek high school science teacher Walter White and his transformation into a ruthless methamphetamine producer and de...

May 20, 2020


LC Scramlin is the third-generation to work the land on his family farm in Holly, Michigan, where he currently raises sheep, lamb and grows hay for feed. His brother, Marvin Scramlin, is a stone's throw away in Groveland Township, living and working on the family's ce...

May 20, 2020

Over two months into a stunning economic recession wrought by an invisible enemy, the COVID-19 virus, local municipalities are grappling with new and unexpected costs of keeping their residents and employees safe while experiencing drastically reduced revenues.

At the...

March 24, 2020

Imagine your future was determined by statistics inputted and spit out by a computer. That is just what is occurring to convicted criminal defendants and those scheduled to be released from prison, in algorithm data programs, called predictive analysis, being used by c...

March 20, 2020

The panic button has been hit. On it reads “coronavirus,” and we're all feeling its ramifications, if not its symptoms. Local and state governments have declared states of emergency, freeing funds to be used for those in need. All schools have been closed, modt busines...

February 25, 2020

At two minutes before noon on Friday, December 19, 2019 – the last day of school before winter break – a BluePoint alert was sounded at Bloomfield Hills High School in the building's G-Wing, near the rear of the main building by the courtyard area. The alarm, which loo...

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