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  1. Beware, Detroit: Flood relief may not be coming

    Plenty of Detroit homeowners got a big surprise from their insurance agents after the recent flooding in the tri-county area, finding that their policies didn't cover losses from water damage caused by the storm.

  2. In Ferguson, Mo., will civil rights of the police officer be respected?

    There's still a lot we don't know about the Ferguson, Mo., shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.

  3. Those few who voted deserve some thanks

    We all heard the lament this week, that only 20 percent of Michigan voters would turn out for the primary elections.

  4. Proposal 1 begs the question

    A yes vote on Proposal 1 on August 5 would change what is called the 'Personal Property Tax'. This levy is placed on businesses for the property machines, chairs, desks, you name it they own and use.

  5. Water debate jumps the shark

    No one ever thought Judge Steven Rhodes would have an easy job wading through the minefield of creditor issues involved in Detroit's bankruptcy filing, but there's also a large group of Metro Detroiters who never thought they'd be involved in the court ca


Frank Beckmann is the radio news talk show host at WJR-AM from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Beckmann, who was named "Best Midday Personality of 2007" by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, has 35 years of broadcasting experience. He was inducted in 2007 into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame for his play-by-play announcing, most recently of University of Michigan football.

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