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Michigan companies join initiative aimed at stemming rising obesity rates

Michigan companies join initiative aimed at stemming rising obesity rates

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The average workplace isn’t what it used to be. It’s becoming a much “bigger” place, according to experts who agree that significant increases in the number of sedentary jobs is contributing to Michigan’s growing obesity pandemic.

“On average, Michigan workers sit an average of 9.3 hours per day,”

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Detroit Cop Convicted of Malice Green Murder Dies

Detroit Cop Convicted of Malice Green Murder Dies Larry Nevers, left, in 1999 and Malice Green in an undated photo. (Photo Credit: AP)

DETROIT — A former Detroit police officer convicted in the 1992 fatal beating of a man near a drug house has died. Larry Nevers was 72.

The Macomb County medical examiner’s office says Nevers died Sunday, Feb. 3 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. No details about the c

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Detroit Firefighters Heated Over Ladders

Detroit Firefighters Heated Over Ladders By Zack Burgess

On Monday the Detroit Free Press reported that Detroit firefighters will not be allowed on the hydraulic ladders on the department's fleet of aerial trucks unless there is an "immediate threat to life."

The reason? Trucks have not been inspected for years.

According to Fire Commissioner Donald Austin, firefighters will not be allowed

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Super Bowl 2013 Best Ads

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The 49'ers played hard, however the Ravens came out the winners at the end of the Super Bowl game. However the real winners are the advertisers who spent up to four million dollars for a 30 second spot to show off their products to the nation.

If you missed the best part of the super bowl in my opinion, CLICK HEREfor a playlist of all the ads that

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit