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‘We Owe It to Them’: She’s Fully Vaccinated, But Masks to Protect Kids
Allison Alexander sees a lot of kids at work, and despite being vaccinated against COVID, she masks to keep them safe. And she thinks other Michiganders should too.
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12 Haunted Spots in Michigan That Will Give You Chills and Thrills

Celebrate the spooky season with these haunted attractions.

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Michigan Farm Tour: Cider Mills, Hayrides, and Pumpkin Patches

Pick some local produce and cruise through an apple orchard this fall.

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7 Michigan Trips to See the Changing Colors in Fall 2021

Ready for Michigan’s fall color tour? We’ve got the best routes, peak times, and which trees you’ll see along the way.

The Haji Khalif family arrives at their new home on July 24, 2015 in Bloomfield, Michigan. The Kurdish family of five moved here from their first placement home in Dearborn due to their daughters disability. They originally fled their own home in Aleppo and lived in Jordan before coming to the United States. Since the war started the United States has resettled under 1,500 refugees, despite over 12,000 applications. That fall, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that least 10,000 displaced Syrians will be allowed into the United states over the next year. This announcement was followed up by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the United States would accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year and that total would rise to 100,000 in 2017.
Coming to Michigan to Find Safety in a Welcoming Place, Families Still Face Struggles

Families coming to Michigan from Afghanistan join the long history of shared struggle and accomplishment with over a century of Armenians, Iraqis, Syrians and others fleeing danger.

Nedal Al Hayek plays with his son, Taym, and daughter, Layal, outside their new home on July 28, 2015 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The family, including Nedals wife, Raeda, fled Syria after he was beaten and tortured by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad. Nedal says he still worries for the safety of his extended family in Syria. Since the war started the United States has resettled under 1,500 refugees, despite over 12,000 applications. This fall, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that least 10,000 displaced Syrians will be allowed into the United states over the next year. This announcement was followed up by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the United States would accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year and that total would rise to 100,000 in 2017.
How the Skills of People Fleeing Crises Bolster Michigan’s Culture and Economy

Over 1,000 people fleeing Afghanistan are looking to make a new home, and are ready to help Michigan communities grow.

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8 Fun Fall Activities For Families with Kiddos In Michigan

Want to do something fun with the family without putting a dent in your wallet? Look no further.

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How Local Vaccine Rates Shape Michigan’s Economic Future

Until the people are well, the economy won’t be either. Here’s the advice of one expert from Alma College. 

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From Farm to Jack-O-Lantern: The Life of a Michigan Pumpkin

Ever wonder how your favorite pumpkin patch grows its pumpkins? Or how the pumpkin you grabbed at the farmer’s market came to be? Here’s how.