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New poll finds Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leads GOP opponent, especially among women

Adrian Cole Only older men and voters without a college degree preferred Republican nominee Tudor Dixon, according to the survey. An AARP poll released Thursday found Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer leading her Republican challenger among older women, who will make up a crucial voting bloc in November’s midterm elections. AARP, which represents nearly 38 million members, commissioned the bipartisan polling … Continued

Gardening: How to plan now for cold-season crops

Associated Press If you missed out on growing a summer vegetable garden – or are enjoying homegrown produce right now and would like to extend your bounty — it’s time to start planning.  In most temperate regions, the window of opportunity for growing cool-season crops is opening. Take advantage, and you’ll be positioned to harvest … Continued

Seven Pennsylvania Lakes to Visit During a Hot Summer

Jeff Fuentes Gleghorn A trip to the lake might be what you or your family needs to beat the heat these next few months. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a warmer than average summer for Pennsylvania. Here are seven lakes to consider whether you are looking to plan a day trip or a … Continued

Fun Times at The Museum of Natural History

Reinette LeJeune The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is extending its hours for July and August! Learn about mastodons, dinosaurs, and the vast wildlife of the Michigan wilderness every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, observing closings for holidays like July 4th.  The recently renovated museum offers three stories … Continued

Gary Moeller, former Michigan and Lions coach, dies at 81

Larry Lage, Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Gary Moeller, who succeeded Bo Schembechler as Michigan’s coach and later led the Detroit Lions, died Monday. He was 81. The University of Michigan announced his death, and no cause was provided. Moeller was promoted from offensive coordinator to lead the Wolverines’ program in 1990 and … Continued

Popular Show “Pawn Stars” Coming to Valley Forge

Armand Jackson One of History Channel’s most popular long-running series with 625 episodes and 20 seasons to date, Pawn Stars will be taping in Pennsylvania for the show’s 20th season. The show revolves around three generations of the Harrison family –grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey who work at their pawn shop in Las … Continued

With half of Michigan’s Republican governor candidates off the ballot, who is left?

Adrian Cole The remaining Republican candidates in the Michigan governor’s race all hold extreme views on abortion, guns, education, and the 2020 presidential election. Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers deadlocked late last week on whether to allow five gubernatorial candidates onto the primary ballot for August, following the discovery of widespread fraud on their nominating … Continued

Grandson of retired Michigan coach commits to Notre Dame

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The grandson of retired Michigan coach Lloyd Carr has committed to playing football at Notre Dame in 2024. Saline High School quarterback CJ Carr announced his decision Thursday night. He is ranked as the nation’s No. 5 quarterback and 20th player overall in the 2024 class by 247Sports’ composite rankings. … Continued

Invasion of the Mollusks: Michigan and its Mussel Problem

Parker Wallis Invasive mollusk species like the quagga and zebra mussels are negatively affecting Michigan’s Great Lakes, wildlife, and water infrastructure. These mollusks are typically native to eastern Europe. Quagga hail from Dnieper River drainage in Ukraine while zebra mussels come from freshwater rivers and lakes in southeast Russia. These mussel habitats can stretch as … Continued

Michigan Parents Can Once Again Apply for the Expanded Child Tax Credit

Jeff Fuentes Gleghorn President Biden has reopened websites where residents can apply for the Child Tax Credit (CTC). The websites originally closed in November of 2021 to encourage parents to apply for the CTC on their tax returns instead. President Biden’s American Rescue Plan expanded the CTC in 2021. The bill increased the amount that … Continued

A safe social life starts with a physically active personal life

Jeff Fuentes Gleghorn // Oakland Times Experts say that an important part of Covid-19 prevention is regular physical activity. Studies show that people who are active for 150 minutes each week – as recommended by the World Health Organization – are significantly less likely to develop severe COVID. However, physical activity levels have gone down … Continued

Michigan State hires Adam Nightingale to lead hockey program

Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has hired hockey coach Adam Nightingale, a former player for the Spartans player who led USA Hockey’s development program for two years and was a Detroit Red Wings assistant for a season. Athletic director Alan Haller made the announcement Tuesday. Nightingale replaces Danton Cole, another ex-Michigan … Continued