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‘On The Map’ visits Oakland County to learn about transitions taken by Leader Dogs

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Our latest “On The Map” series brings us around the state to learn about transitions involving people, animals, and technology.

Dogs that help the visually impaired are some of the most highly trained service animals.

What does it take to guide people who are deaf-blind or visually impaired?

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DeBoer-Rowse complete family adoptions

gavelThe final step in the legal journey for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse took place today (Thu.) in an Oakland County courtroom, where they finalized adoptions for their children. DeBoer and Rowse are the couple who successfully challenged Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban.
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State Superintendant’s son killed in car crash Monday morning

State Superintendant Brian Whiston

State Superintendant Brian Whiston

A tragic car accident this morning has taken the life of the son of state superintendent Brian Whiston.

Officials say State Superintendent Brian Whiston’s son Ryan was killed in a multi-car crash on his way to work.

It occurred in Oakland County’s Waterford Township.

Ryan was the oldest of Brian and Beth Whiston’s four children. He was 32 years old.

6th Circuit hears MI same-sex marriage appeal

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer on the steps of the federal courthouse in Cincinnati before the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals hears arguments in their challenge to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban.

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer on the steps of the federal courthouse in Cincinnati before the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals hears arguments in their challenge to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban.

Michigan and three other states defended bans on same-sex marriage before a federal appeals court in Cincinnati.
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