January 1, 2017

When Shauna Damman gave birth to her third child last summer, her C-section left her unable to comfortably use sidewalk chalk alongside her oldest daughter, Claire, who loves to doodle on the driveway of the family’...

December 1, 2016

Owning a home provides many benefits, from the pride in having a place of your own, to being able to take a deduction on your annual tax return. One responsibility of home ownership is paying property taxes to your...

November 1, 2016

Once only the province of cheap, seedy hotels, today's junkies are shooting up in living rooms, public bathrooms, in affluent shopping malls and nice restaurants. Users are young and old, and everyone in between. Th...

October 1, 2016

Since the late pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian became famous, or infamous, depending on the point of view, in the 1990s for helping ill patients with doctor-assisted suicide, the issue of whether a terminally ill per...

July 1, 2016

As a citizen, it can be one of life's scariest moments, hearing that a wanted individual is on the loose, possibly in the local community.

Imagine being a police officer, sheriff's deputy, or other law enforcement...

June 1, 2016

Although few high school teens are eligible to enlist in the armed forces, federal law requires that the majority of secondary schools across the country provide military recruiters with the names, address, and phon...

May 1, 2016

One of the state’s most revered places to fish brown trout runs through Oakland County, namely the Paint Creek. The coldwater stream is a haven for anglers who seek out the spotted fish, accented with a square tail...

April 1, 2016

Approaching the eighth anniversary of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA), overwhelmingly approved by Michigan voters, the current political battle over cannabis centers not so much on whether or not the state...

March 1, 2016

Weaving under streets, yards, intersections, between miles of water mains, cables and a network of natural gas lines, four interstate hazardous liquid transmission pipelines bisect Oakland County. Of those, two carr...

December 1, 2015

Old car and truck tires, pulverized and repurposed, create cushioning in artificial athletic fields nationwide, enabling schools to increase the number of practices and games played, yet the safety of crumb rubber –...

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