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Detroit legislator takes the long view on Michigan’s water affordability struggles

For Detroit’s Sen. Stephanie Chang, the long and winding road to statewide drinking water affordability legislation continues with the finish line, hopefully, in sight.

Chang, a Democrat representing Michigan’s 3rd district, first focused on the affordability issue as a newly minted representative in 2015. At the time, she heard stories about the effects of water shutoffs and related health issues.

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London Free Press

Politicians give shelter $1.8M for rest of 2024, but no promise beyond that

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A London shelter now has the runway, potentially, to turn its wintertime beds into a year-round space for the homeless, though city politicians are queasy about the $4-million-plus annual cost. City politicians have voted 10-2 to give Ark Aid Street Mission $1.8 million, pulled from reserves, to continue providing 24-hour assessment at its Dundas Street […]

Books London Free Press

HOT SUMMER READS 2024: London Public Library’s most-requested books

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Summer doesn’t get much better then when you’re digging into a sizzling summer read in a hammock or on the beach under the sun. Here is the London Public Library’s 10 most-requested summertime holds, a rundown that includes thrillers, romances and true crime. Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand The final installment in this bestselling author’s […]

Owen Sound Owen Sound Sun Times

Parents who lost son to suicide striving to help others

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Jeff Courage’s parents said they felt comforted and encouraged at the third annual Walk of Courage Saturday morning.  Tawnia and Greg Courage’s 21-year-old son Jeff died by suicide in 2019 while attending Western University in London. The former West Hill student struggled with anxiety in London and couldn’t get help there sometimes, both parents said.  […]