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Monday, July 6, 2020

Ozone Action Day Declared For 2nd Consecutive Day

According to Michigan Department of Environmental Quality meteorologists, a stagnant air mass remains due to higher humidity and light winds. The combination will make conditions right for formation of smog pollution with high levels of ozone.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Sunday Is Ozone Action Day

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, known as SEMCOG, is asking people to avoid mowing their lawns over the next few days to keep ozone levels down.

Reckling Endorsed By Small Business PAC

Meghan Reckling has picked up the full endorsement of the Small Business Association of Michigan's Small Biz-PAC in her race to become the GOP nominee for 47th State House.

Motorcyclist Killed In Howell Township Crash

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal 2-vehicle crash that occurred at around 6 p.m. Friday evening in Howell Township, taking the life of a West Michigan man.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Oakland County Prosecutor Will Handle Motion To Dismiss Rape Conviction

Livingston County Prosecutor Bill Vailliencourt says that in order to avoid any potential conflict of interest, he asked the Michigan Attorney General to handle the case. They appointed the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office to deal with the motion seeking a new trial for Zachary Lally, who was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Brighton 4th Of July Parade Cancelled

Brighton Fire Chief Mike O’Brian said they are fearful that having the parade could aid in spreading coronavirus and their priority has always been to keep the community healthy.

Utility Offers Tips, Smart Thermostats For Summer Heat

Holiday weekend temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s, but Consumers Energy is giving away 100,000 Google Nest Thermostat E’s through the end of July if they enroll in the Peak Power Savers Smart Thermostat Program.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Online Event Seeks To Promote Civil Discourse

In partnership with the Civility Campaign of Highland Township, The Civility Project with Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson will provide insights, tips, and hands-on skill-building to a July 30th Zoom session.

Genoa Teen Dives Into Home Baking Business

Splashy Sweets by Noah Shand is a home-baking business that will "bake for good.". Shand, who has been baking and decorating sweets since he was a toddler, will offer an array of custom cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, brownies, and other treats, with a portion of each purchase going to charity.

Bezotte Boycotts GOP Candidate Forum

Local Republican Party Chair Meghan Reckling and Marion Township resident Yvonne Black were the only two candidates in attendance. County Commissioner Bob Bezotte later stated his reason for not participating was a perceived bias by the party’s election committee in favor of Reckling.