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Indigenous people feel their concerns about pipelines fall on deaf ears

TranscanadaA Canadian oil company is suing the American government for denying the Keystone XL pipeline.

Aldo Seoane is the Co-founder of the Wicaheli League, and an advocate for indigenous peoples rights.

Seoane said while the legal issues are being handled in court, there is a voice going unheard.
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Conspiracy of silence: New website shines light on elderly abuse in Michigan


Sad Old PersonThe rate of elderly abuse in Michigan is roughly 3 times more than the national average. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue the Stern Law Group has sponsored a website that lists nursing homes and their violations nationwide. Continue reading

Domestic Violence Awareness Month aims to provide support and assistance to victims

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — dedicated to reducing the stigma of domestic violence and helping those who are suffering.

Domestic violence is defined as physical or emotional abuse. Both women and men can be victims. Continue reading

Community officials to gather in Clare to sign child abuse investigations protocol

State officials said most child abuse investigations in Michigan involve children between the ages of 7 and 12.

Officials in Clare County said they’re working to make investigations less stressful for abused children by working together.

Police, health care officials, and child advocacy officials are planning to sign a new child abuse investigation protocol Jan. 23. Continue reading

Missing family found in Florida after reported domestic abuse

Police said a family that went missing from Cheboygan has been found in Florida. We told you about the family last night, after police had asked for the public’s help in locating them.

Officials said Shavon Fero had contacted police over the weekend to report her husband of abusing her children. Police had arranged for her to enter a safe house, but she did not arrive as expected. Continue reading