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How Michigan Residents Can Better Handle Their Finances During This Pandemic

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People in Michigan are starting to feel the financial implications of the Coronavirus epidemic. The recent lockdown has caused more businesses to shut their doors temporarily, leaving any people laid off from work. As the situation worsens, many people are stocking up on supplies and trying to figure out how to pay their bills. It’s […]

Injustice Within the Prison System – Reform and Action

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It’s no secret that the American prison system has many problems. From overpopulation to a lack of transparency, many feel that the system has been consistently failing for decades. While the FBI estimates that a home is burgled every 15.4 seconds in the United States, the Federal Bureau of Prisons lists over 73,000 people imprisoned […]

Michigan Breathalyzers Back in Action, Despite Fraud Investigation

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Drunk driving is a national problem, but Michigan has had particular issues coming up with a solution. Throughout the U.S., 29 people die in motor vehicle crashes related to alcohol-impaired drivers each day. And in Michigan, the number of drunk driving fatalities has been on the rise. In 2018, there were 315 fatalities (and 5,392 […]

Consumers Energy Pledges To Be Emission-Free By 2040

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Consumers Energy has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The energy company recently announced its new goal as a part of its Clean Energy Plan, which Consumers Energy described as a road map to meet Michigan’s energy needs. Representatives said they plan to reduce 90% of its carbon emissions by working to help […]

Michigan Among The Top 3 States For Most Frozen Pipes

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Michigan is among the top three states for frozen pipe damage, new data shows. According to State Farm’s 2019 report on frozen pipes, over $23 million damage claims were filed in Michigan last year and over 1,000 households reported pipe damage. “Damage resulting from frozen pipes is the most common winter loss claim,” said Jeff […]

Home Values Are On The Rise Across Detroit

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Home values are on the rise in Detroit with the biggest gains seen in inner-ring suburbs. According to preliminary 2019-30 county assessment data, Detroit has seen an increase in home prices as high as 23%. Other communities in the tri-county area have seen 26.4% increases (Hamtramck) and 23.5% increases (Highland Park). While housing costs aren’t […]

Michigan Adoption Agency To Stop International Adoptions Program

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Bethany Christian Services, a Grand Rapids-based child service organization, will stop its international adoptions program in 2021. This will leave only a few intercountry adoption agencies in the state of Michigan. “In the last decade, international adoption practices have dramatically changed around the world,” said Kristi Gleason, the vice president of global programs for Bethany. […]

Great Lake Water Levels Set To Break Another Record For February

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The Great Lakes have been setting record high water levels all winter long and are now set to break another all-time record for February. Lake Michigan and Huron are over three feet higher than average and Lake Superior is 15 inches above normal. The lakes have risen several feet together since 2013. “From the Corps’ […]

February Is Heart Health Month: Here’s How To Boost Your Cardiovascular Health

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February is an important month for the heart and not just because of Valentine’s Day. February is national heart health month, and awareness is key to prevent heart disease and other cardiovascular illnesses. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. […]

First Dodge Viper Fetches Nearly $300K at Auction

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Earlier this month, the very first Dodge Viper ever produced sold at auction. The auction was held at Bonhams in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the car went for a over $285,000. The car, popularized by the 1990 Detroit auto show, boasts an 8.0-liter V-10 engine connected to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, providing […]