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As more teens are hospitalized for eating disorders, here's what parents need to know

Amelia Haywood’s story is the kind that doctors say they’ve been hearing over and over again for months now. “I’m 15 years old. I play volleyball,” Haywood says, tucking her long brown hair behind her ear, “and six months ago I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.”

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Updated July 27, 2021 at 11:09 AM ET

TOKYO — The U.S. women's gymnastics team has taken silver in the women's team final, behind the team from Russia, after U.S. star Simone Biles suddenly pulled out of competition after the first rotation to focus on her mental health.

This marks the first time in a decade that the U.S. women's team has not come out on top in major international competition. The U.S. has won every Olympics and World Championships event since 2011.

Traverse City Area Public Schools’ passed an anti-racism resolution late Monday night after hearing hours of public comment over how strong a stance the district should take.

Talks of creating a resolution began after an incident in April when several Traverse City students participated in a Snapchat group purporting to be a "Slave Trade" where students bid on and sold some minority students.

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Arctic Grayling are a fish that used to be native to Michigan's waterways. About a century ago, Michigan's populations were decimated by overfishing, habitat destruction, and nonnative competitive species. 

Now, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians are hoping to reintroduce the fish to the state's waterways.

Ed Eisch is the statewide fish program manager for the DNR. He's also overseeing the Arctic Grayling Initiative.

Years before the coronavirus pandemic delayed the Tokyo Games, caused an uproar over public safety and left arenas empty, researchers were sounding the alarm over another concern for the world's top athletes: extreme heat.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti at a Detroit school.
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Public schools in Detroit will re-open for in-person learning in the fall, following an agreement with the city’s teachers’ union.   

Detroit Public Schools Community District announced on Monday that it had established terms with the Detroit Federation of Teachers which “recognizes the need to return” to the classroom for all school staff, including teachers. 

“This agreement signals that we are all on the same page to restart our reform efforts that had great momentum before the pandemic,” Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said in a statement. 

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Today on Stateside, how the Delta variant is behaving in places where Michiganders are resistant to vaccination. Also, a conversation about the Gelman dioxane plume, a quiet, deadly threat in Ann Arbor's groundwater. Plus, hear from the head of Detroit’s Plowshares Theatre about returning to the stage, and the challenges COVID-19 continues to pose for Michigan’s only Black professional theater.

Listen to the full show above or find individual interviews below. 

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The Michigan Court of Appeals is the next stop for the petition campaign to add LTBTQ protections to the state civil rights law. That’s after a bipartisan state board unanimously agreed that Fair and Equal Michigan’s petition drive fell short, largely based on its collection of electronic signatures.

Fair and Equal Michigan wants to get its initiative before the Legislature or on the 2022 ballot.

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is asking people who attended the Faster Horses country music festival this month to get tested for COVID-19. Health officials believe a coronavirus outbreak is connected to the event.

As of Monday, 23 people who attended Faster Horses have tested positive for COVID-19.

“These are individuals who were attending and many were at the festival during their infectious period,” state health department spokesperson Lynn Sutfin said.

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Elected officials in a conservative Michigan county are returning bonuses they paid themselves with federal COVID-19 relief aid.

The Shiawassee County Commissioners are all Republicans.

They voted to award themselves $65,000 as part of a broader plan to give money to 250 county employees.

Paullette Healy isn't sure yet where her 13-year-old son, Lucas, will go to school this fall.

She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and says New York City school buildings are in "disarray," with overcrowded classrooms and windows that barely open. She worries about classroom ventilation and social distancing.


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