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Michael Phelps: A Golden Shoulder to Lean On

Karen Crouse, writing for the New York Times, published an article last week detailing Michael Phelps’ recent endeavor to support mental health causes. Phelps is especially known for helping high profile athletes deal with depression and anxiety in a productive manner, inspired by his own battle with depression and anxiety. The article primarily focuses on […]

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Trump Attacks Warriors’ Curry. LeBron James’s Retort: ‘U Bum.’

In this New York Times article, Ken Belson and Julie Hirschfeld Davis cover President Trump’s recent heated comments on the NBA and the NFL. The article begins by covering the controversy and disagreements between the president and the Golden State Warriors before moving on to also cover the comments on the NFL and the team […]

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Ann Arbor’s Tobacco Age Limit: Is It Working?

The street corner outside of Good Time Charley’s around one o’clock in the morning is littered with circles of people smoking cigarettes. To bum a cigarette off these tiers of people: simple. To take a picture of them smoking? Not so easy. When asked if they would be willing to have their picture taken for […]

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Small Towns Explore New Solutions to Spike in Heroin Overdoses

John Kirby points approvingly to a worn but cheery mural, its “Recovery is everywhere!” message plastered across a red barn. He is weaving his way across a field of puddles, heading towards a group of goats and chickens before meeting with his mother, a resident here at the Dawn Farm addiction treatment center. Kirby, a […]

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Fish of the Past Poised for Comeback in Lake Michigan

Kevin Donner, a scientist with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Ottawa Indians (LTBB), devotes a large part of his career, and most of his twitter, to what was in Lake Michigan until recently a forgotten fish. “The Cisco was one of those animals central to tribal existence,” Donner said. “But if you’d asked two […]

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Community Solar Is One Solution To Climate Change And Solar Taxes, Energy Experts Say

The Energy Commission of Ann Arbor is pushing for a new method of renewable energy production that will free homeowners from a solar tax and help meet the city’s Climate Action Plan.

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Rise In Cremations Saving Lives Abroad

I remember the last funeral I went to was four years ago. My grandfather had passed away. There was a week-long period of mourning but the day of the funeral, we never left the funeral home. I hadn’t thought about it then, but my grandfather was part of a growing group of people who chose […]

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Pose New Questions for Future of Great Lakes Water Quality

Pam Taylor, a member of the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South Central Michigan, outside of Danley’s Country House in Tecumseh, MI.   Pam Taylor sits at a table in Danley’s Country House, a restaurant in the northeast corner of Lenawee County, MI.  Her tone is straightforward when she speaks; she has had this conversation before. […]

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Dueling Environmental Ideals Delay Ontario Nuclear “Dump”

Grey mountains of snow and rock-hard sand indicate it’ll still be a few weeks before the shores of Lake Huron’s Station Beach are warm enough to draw flocks of tourists to the quaint port town of Kincardine, Ontario. If you squint toward the north on the pebbly beach, past the lighthouse and boardwalks, you’ll be […]

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Genetics study finds 94% of consumers pleased with test results

  Throughout most of her childhood and adulthood, University of Michigan librarian Patricia Anderson has endured the burden of dozens of chronic health conditions, numerous diagnoses, and a high incidence of disease in her family. Signing up to participate in a genetics study changed Anderson’s life because of information she received about a gene associated […]

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