16 02, 2016

Families in Flint, Michigan, have filed multiple lawsuits over the city’s water emergency

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By ED WHITE, Associated Press One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires' disease. While government officials scramble to rid Flint's tap water of lead, [...]

Families in Flint, Michigan, have filed multiple lawsuits over the city’s water emergency 2017-09-19T12:19:09+00:00
15 02, 2016

Family of lead-poisoned Flint girl, 2, files suit

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by Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press Flint resident Luke Waid had a gut feeling something was wrong when his 2-year-old daughter recently went from being a bubbly, energetic child to anxious and constantly irritable. Waid's worst fears were confirmed when his daughter's blood test results showed the toddler suffering from lead poisoning after ingesting Flint's contaminated water. "She's constantly irritable," Waid [...]

Family of lead-poisoned Flint girl, 2, files suit 2017-09-19T12:19:09+00:00
14 01, 2016

Vacant Mexicantown buildings part of larger area redevelopment plan

2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00

Southwest Housing Solutions' Vista Partnership is taking steps to redevelop vacant buildings along a 20-block stretch of Mexicantown as part of a larger redevelopment plan. The Detroit-based nonprofit's Vista Partnership seeks to engage local residents, organizations, public-sector partners and businesses to revitalize a southwest Detroit neighborhood with economic opportunity and social equity. It is funded [...]

Vacant Mexicantown buildings part of larger area redevelopment plan 2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00
13 01, 2016

Mental health services get needed boosts

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Column: Mental health services get needed boosts By Ben Y. Robinson Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is working to help implement mental health recommendations, Robinson writes.(Photo: Dale G. Young / The Detroit News)  Standing alongside Mark Barden, a father who lost a child during the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, President [...]

Mental health services get needed boosts 2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00
13 01, 2016

A few minutes with … a bug guy with a keen eye

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by Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press Mark Vanderwerp is a bug guy, an entomologist if you want to get fancy. But we don’t just write about any old bug guys. Vanderwerp, 34, of Birmingham made a discovery in his backyard last summer. A tiny red-and-black elm seed bug, an invasive species never before spotted in Michigan. [...]

A few minutes with … a bug guy with a keen eye 2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00
13 01, 2016

Weber’s Restaurant pianist to pay tribute to David Bowie all week

2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00

by  Jessica Webster, MLive When news broke early Monday morning that music icon David Bowie had passed away at the age of 69, music fans went into mourning. Tributes continue to pour in, in the news and over social media. This week in Ann Arbor, pianist Tim Knapp will pay tribute to David Bowie, one of [...]

Weber’s Restaurant pianist to pay tribute to David Bowie all week 2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00
12 01, 2016

Farmington Hills kids’ charity hosts Masquerade Ball

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by Joni Hubred-Golden Guests at last year’s Kyyba Kidz Foundation fundraiser enjoyed a Las Vegas-themed event. (Submitted photo) Kyyba Kidz Foundation, an organization launched by Farmington Hills-based Kyyba, Inc., will host its 2016 Charity Fundraiser Gala Dinner on February 6, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The Masquerade Ball, held from 7 [...]

Farmington Hills kids’ charity hosts Masquerade Ball 2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00
4 01, 2016

Revelers must know ‘celebratory’ gunfire can be deadly

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Monday, December 28, 2015 Ending 'celebratory' gunfire By Alexis Price Detroit Police Chief James Craig says the public understands gunfire isn’t the way to celebrate.(Photo: David Coates / The Detroit News) The horrifying sounds of gunshots on New Year’s Eve have been far too familiar for residents in the city of Detroit. However, [...]

Revelers must know ‘celebratory’ gunfire can be deadly 2017-09-19T12:19:10+00:00
25 08, 2015

Walled Lake auto repair owner revamps SUV, donates it to woman who cares for sister

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By Carol Hopkins, The Oakland Press A Walled Lake woman with a special needs sister will soon be driving a revamped SUV, donated to her by a local auto repair shop. Heidi Adrian, left, of Walled Lake accepts keys to a free repaired Toyota SUV from Kenny Walters of Kenny’s Lakes Area Auto Experts [...]

Walled Lake auto repair owner revamps SUV, donates it to woman who cares for sister 2017-09-19T12:19:13+00:00