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  • Monday, February 27, 2017

Oakland Universitys partnership aids Pontiacs revival »

"Pontiac — Tonia Thibodeaux attended Pontiac Northern High School 30 years ago and remembers Oakland University was perceived as an expensive, elite school catering to students in other suburbs — not an option for youth in her impoverished community."

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Farming nonprofit aims to grow North End co-op »

"On Detroit’s north end, volunteers hope to marry food distribution with farming skills to engage and feed residents."

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Stabenow, reps hit removal of data »

"Washington — Lawmakers from both parties are expressing dismay at the removal this month of years’ worth of animal-welfare inspection reports and other data from the website of the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

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Hamtrack schools become 'safe havens' from Trump orders »

"Hamtramck — Jody Gordon’s fifth-grade class buzzes with math terms like imperfect fractions and numerators. An American flag hangs above the chalkboard, and students read books like “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.”"

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Michigan transportation agency to auction excess properties »

"LANSING — An office building and 21 parcels of vacant land owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation are scheduled for public auction."

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Bankole: Mayorís race canít be won on race card alone »

"Detroit’s mayoral race should not be won on the altar of racism. It should be won on the merit of the candidates who are seeking to lead this majority African-American city."

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Journalists, stand up to the Trump White House: #tellusatoday »

"Last Friday, the White House blocked access to the daily briefing to several major reporters and media representatives including CNN, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times."

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Trump is already losing the long-term fight in Iraq »

"IRAQI GOVERNMENT forces last week launched a crucial campaign to retake the western side of Mosul, the Islamic State’s largest remaining urban stronghold."

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