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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...

February 25, 2020

Melissa Cooper Sargent would start every workshop on cosmetics at the Ecology Center with one question, "True or false, the FDA must approve all cosmetics before they go on the market?" It's a slightly leading question but it would get people's attention and to Sargent...

January 28, 2020

O­akland County is in the midst of change – after 27 years as county executive, L. Brooks Patterson passed away last August, leaving a unique legacy and hole to fill at the top of the administrative tower. After political maneuvering and shenanigans on the part of both...

January 28, 2020

Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced adult-use marijuana sales had crossed the $10 million mark on January 12, for the first time since the first recreational sales were permitted on December 1. That works out to approximately $1 m...

December 27, 2019

Curtis Williams fully acknowledges he was “that precocious, annoying kid in second grade.” Matter-of-factly, he recounts how, since he already knew all of his math facts, he went to the local store and bought a bunch of gold stars and put them along the poster in his c...

December 27, 2019

The average American is believed to ingest hundreds of thousands of minuscule pieces of plastic every year, equivalent to about five grams of plastic each week through the food we eat and the air we breath. Starting with first-level algae and ending with humans at the...

November 25, 2019

Many birds across North America, including some migrating through Michigan, are struggling to survive in the face of manmade and natural threats, according to research based on radar data and new technology for tracking birds, and the overall migration data is serving...

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