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High school schedule April 27-May 3


Airport vs. New Boston Huron at Willow Metropark, 3 p.m. Milan vs. Flat Rock at Lilac Golf Course, 3:30 p.m. Grosse Ile at Jefferson, 4:30 p.m. Summerfield, Whiteford in Tri-County Conference jamboree at Deme Acres, 3:30 p.m. Milan at Dexter, 4 p.m. Monroe ...

Win tickets to the Michigan International Women's Show


The 20th annual Michigan International Women's Show is coming to the Suburban ...
Tickets must be picked up from The News-Herald's office in Southgate during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Seven people will win a set of two tickets.

Three area skaters win championships; Trenton second as a team


In addition to Trenton several other schools from across the region including teams with skaters from Allen Park, Carlson, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Grosse Ile, Melvindale, Southgate and Wyandotte competed in the 2015 Laura Maki Michigan High School ...

FCC Closures- House Committee asks for documents


In an April 23 letter, Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) told FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that his panel wants the Commission to provide all documents relating to the proposed closures. “[Y]our proposal to shutter 16 of the Commission’s 24 field ...

Michigan cop with troubling history accused of imprisoning two women for days with no charges


The lawsuit was dismissed in 2013. Oh yeah, he resigned from the Southgate Police department back in the 2000s. It was in that same department he was reprimanded, in 1998, for allegedly assaulting a mentally disabled man...
and stalking a woman, repeatedly ...

Hunt for Chelsea Bruck: A million flyers, a mother's hope


On May 15, there's a fund-raising event at Rosie O'Grady's in Southgate sponsored by the Michigan Chivers, she said. A cash reward of up to $30,000 is offered, and updates are often posted on the Facebook page, Help Find Chelsea Bruck. You can find Bruck ...

Bay City John Glenn baseball overcomes talent loss


John Glenn enters North East Michigan Conference play again on Thursday with a doubleheader against Standish-Sterling. The Bobcats play Southgate Anderson on Saturday.

Macomb Daily journalists recognized by SPJ Detroit


Three Digital First Michigan newspapers staffs were also recognized. The Oakland Press of Pontiac received 24 awards. The Voice Newspapers in New Baltimore received seven and The News Herald in Southgate took home six. Scholarships were awarded to four ...

VIDEO: What Does It Take To Fire A Bad Cop? Just Ask Ronald Dupuis


Reneé Harrington, creator of the Michigan Officer Involved Domestic Violence Project, compiled a lengthy timeline of Dupuis-related incidents dating back to 1997. According to the timeline, the Southgate, Michigan, Police Department fired him in 1999 for ...

Used 2010 Chevrolet HHR LS Wagon


* Excludes government fees and taxes, any finance charges, emissions testing, the cost of optional equipment selected by the purchaser, and any charges for dealer/ document fees (except that the price includes charges for dealer/document fees in states ...

Valentine’s Day Specials in Yosemite


Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 As Valentines Day approaches, Yosemite-area businesses offer enticing opportunities for everyonelocals, visitors, singles and couples. The restaur…

Carpenter Southgate (MI) – Southgate Carpenters


Carpenter Southgate (MI) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Southgate (MI). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Southgate, Michigan work with, builds and fixes items and structure…

Teen pleads in carjacking case, two face trial


By JAMES MITCHELL
 Sunday Times Newspapers
 &n bsp;   SOUTHGATE – A Melvindale teen who’d been charged along with two others in the carjacking, kidnapping and assault of a 69-year-old Southgate man is sch…

New Construction: Flower Mound Town Council Approves Southgate


This week’s Flower Mound Town Council meeting was an exciting, which I would know because I was there watching it until 3:00am! One of the exciting developments that came out of it was the unanimous a…

Gameday Results, 4/25: Coffee Grounds - Southgate, MI


↴  2015 Scoresheet (.PDF) ‣  League Lineup Stats Entry GAMES 1 & 2     & nbsp;   &n bsp;  1:00 PM     & nbsp;   &n bsp;  FIELD AGame 1  6 inningsGame 2  6 inningsWO2LP: Strojny (0-1)2LP: Fejza (0-1) HR: G. Brannan (1)IS11WP…

The ANZAC commemoration takes shape | Southgate Amateur Radio News


The ANZAC commemoration takes shape | Southgate Amateur Radio News. ———&mda sh;———& mdash;——&mdas h;———&m dash;——&mdash ;—– Please click link to view complete article. Source:  Southgate Amateur Radio Club. Amateur Radio operators …

Ofcom considers 10.475 and 47 GHz bands for 5G | Southgate Amateur Radio News


Ofcom considers 10.475 and 47 GHz bands for 5G | Southgate Amateur Radio News. ———&mda sh;———& mdash;——&mdas h;———&m dash;— Please click link to read the complete article. Source:  Southgate Amateur Radio Club and AMSAT-UK. …

2015 Graduate Trainee Recruitment At Southgate Technologies Ltd Nigeria


Job Category: Oil and Gas JobsExperience year( s)Location NigeriaAN ICT & TOTAL SOLUTION PROVIDER WITH MORE THAN 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE INDUSTRY.  Trainee Engineer for Software and Applications Uni…

Carpenter Southgate (MI) – Southgate Carpenters


Carpenter Southgate (MI) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Southgate (MI). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Southgate, Michigan work with, builds and fixes items and structure…

Fugitive In Custody, Girlfriend Clings To Life After Jumping From SUV During Police Chase


Daniel Ware (Booking Photo) SOUTHGATE (WWJ) – A wanted man is off the streets and his girlfriend is clinging to life after she jumped from his SUV during a police chase that ended in a crash with Mic…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR SOUTHGATE

The situation of health coverage in in SOUTHGATE MICHIGAN

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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The Guardian and a warning to SOUTHGATE MICHIGAN: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in SOUTHGATE MICHIGAN

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Civil Rights pision

Office on Violence Against Women

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