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David Hohendorf

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Future of planning department uncertain

The future of the Commerce Township Planning Department is in a state of limbo....more>

DNR expands White Lake boat access

A group of White Lake citizens are concerned that plans to expand public access on White Lake could lead to overcrowding of watercraft on a lake that may already be reaching its limit....more>

Wolverine Lake holds 27th Village Festival

The Village of Wolverine Lake on Saturday, September 12, will hold its 27th Annual Village Festival and Corn Roast at Clara Miller Park, 2500 Benstein Road....more>

Identity thefts reported

Two Commerce Township residents in mid-August reported two unrelated cases of identity theft involving fraudulent transactions stemming from the illegal use of their personal information....more>

Couple arrested for shoplifting

A Farmington Hills couple on Monday, August 23, was arrested in connection with shoplifting several back-to-school items from a Commerce Township Wal-Mart, authorities said....more>

Jaguar XJ keyed at residence

A Commerce Township resident reported damage to his 2015 Jaguar XJ sometime overnight on Saturday, August 22, while it was parked at his residence in the 31000 block of Alexa Drive, authorities said....more>

School lunch push back

A well-intended federal school lunch and breakfast program went into effect with the 2012-2013 school year nationwide, with much fanfare, but today the program is facing push back from school districts across the nation and locally, along with lobbyists who from its inception have been diligently working to roll back the new standards....more>

Local government e-mail policies

One in six American workers say that e-mail is "very important" for doing their job, with about 78 percent of office workers in the United States depending on the use of...more>

Hate crimes increasing

On June 17, 2015, during a church prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof killed nine African American churchgoers, including the pastor. He later confessed, saying he hoped it would spark a race war. He was charged with 33 counts, including murder, firearm charges, and federal hate crime charges. The hate crime charges were added because Roof targeted his victims purely due to their race and their religion....more>
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