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Detroit’s three automakers all spent part of the day today with their stocks in freefall.

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The dangers of lead have been on many people's minds for a number of years now. And now some residents are being given opportunities to have their homes checked for the poison.

PFAS Detected in Gaylord's Water

Oct 9, 2018
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PFAS chemicals have been found in Gaylord’s municipal drinking water.

PFAS compounds are often found in fire fighting foam, they were detected at one testing site in Gaylord’s municipal water.

High exposure to PFAS has been linked to health problems like cancer.

But the amount of chemicals found at one site in Gaylord is only a fraction of what is considered unsafe by the EPA.

The EPA says anything under 70 parts per trillion is safe, 2 parts per trillion were detected in Gaylord.

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Cybersecurity is an increasingly important issue. Just last year, 143 million U.S. consumers were affected  - that’s over half of the U.S. population of adults online. The FBI ranks Michigan 16th in the country for cybercrimes, with a loss of over 25 million dollars in 2017 alone.

October is National Cybersecurity Month, providing an opportunity to arm consumers with information to protect themselves from cybercriminals.

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A Central Michigan University professor helped identify a 22-pound meteorite found by a Grand Rapids man.

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Research out of Michigan State University will look at a possible link between opioid overdose and suicide.

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If you want to have a say in deciding Michigan’s next governor, you must register to vote by Tuesday. Governor Rick Snyder is unable to run again due to term limits. That makes this the first time in eight years Michigan residents have a governor’s ballot without an incumbent.

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While many have grown accustomed to today being Columbus Day, there are many people who consider today Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Legislation in Michigan would reduce criminal penalties for people who intentionally don’t tell their sexual partners that they have HIV in order to spread the disease.

The bills have stalled in a state House committee.

Ford Motor Company plans cuts to workforce

Oct 8, 2018
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Officials with the Ford Motor Company say the automaker will make cuts to its global, white-collar workforce as part of an ongoing restructuring plan.


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