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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...

November 25, 2019


In 2018, Michigan voters, fed up with congressional and state legislative districts that seemed designed to favor certain political parties and not necessarily reflect their interests, did something that people always say they want to do – they took the matter into th...

October 22, 2019

It's a dirty secret no one wants to talk about. It's not sex, infidelity, cross-dressing or any other previously scandalous issue. There's intrigue, confusion and it crosses international date lines. It is ransomware attacks and cyberthreats to businesses,...

October 22, 2019

Once mostly thought about in the realm of criminal investigations, the use of DNA technology has since expanded into the area of entertainment, as websites like Ancestry.com and 23andme.com make it possible for anyone with $100 to submit a swab of DNA from their cheek...

September 24, 2019

“We were the original disrupters. It was our version of reality.” That’s how Harvey Ovshinsky describes the impact of underground newspapers in the 1960s on high school kids. And he would know – Ovshinsky was a pioneer of the movement, founding the Fifth Estate in Det...

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