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Hamtramck is a 2-square-mile city. Small in size, but large in population and ethnic diversity. With around 22,000 residents, the city has much to offer and visit in a day.

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Dearborn City Council will not be renewing its prisoner housing contract with Calhoun County.  The agreement stems from controversy over detentions of undocumented immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  

"We will not be renewing at this point in time and don't anticipate working with Calhoun County," says Mary Laundroche, Director of Dearborn's Department of Public Information.

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At times, the threat of climate change can feel overwhelming. Up to one million species are on track to become extinct in the near future, water levels are rising at a rapid pace, and parts of northern Michigan are warming at a faster pace than other parts of the state and the country. 

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An image of a cougar was caught on a landowner’s trail camera in Gogebic County in the west side of the Upper Peninsula, on July 7.

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As a part of the Democratic National Committee’s Muslim Listening Tour, DNC Chairperson Tom Perez met with about 30 Muslim politicians, organizers, and leaders on Wednesday to discuss “The State of Muslims in Michigan” at Muslim Center Detroit.

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Washington Governor and Democratic Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee visited the Islamic Center of Detroit Tuesday to speak with community members and listen to issues that matter to Muslim communities. 

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Many cities across the southern part of Michigan have a projected heat index of over 100 starting Thursday and lasting through Saturday. 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention advises the public to drink more water than usual, and not to wait until thirsty during times of extreme heat. Other tips include wearing light-weight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothes. 

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“ICE RAIDS STARTED IN DEARBORN,” the social media and Whatsapp messages warned on Monday afternoon. Dearborn residents sent the messages to each other after agents from Homeland Security Investigations visited Hamido, a well-known Middle-Eastern Dearborn restaurant.

The manager, Kassem Rizk, says he wasn’t sure at the time if the agents were from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but he says two officers came in, and one officer asked for employment verification forms.

“He said that he was sweeping the area. He said this was his tenth stop,” Rizk says.