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Tyler Scott

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Tyler reports stories and occasionally hosts overnights for Michigan Radio. He holds a degree in political science from the University of Michigan, where he graduated in 2016. 

Prior to Michigan Radio, Tyler was a sports reporter for The Michigan Daily, morning host at WMLM 1520am in Alma, Michigan, and news intern at WDET in Detroit.

Tyler was born-and-raised in Michigan and still enjoys spending time in Michigan's state parks and nature areas. He also enjoys watching Michigan sports, reading, and binge-listening to music and podcasts. 

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Andrew Stein, executive director of City Year Detroit, says Americorps members help at-risk students, and teachers who have to manage large class sizes.
Detroit Public Schools

The leader of a community service program that brings volunteers to work in Detroit schools is urging members of Congress to vote against the budget plan proposed by President Trump. 

Trump's budget plan eliminates the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that funds, among other programs, Americorps. It's one of the 19 federal agencies eliminated in the budget proposal. 

gobankingrates.com reports that Michigan is the most expensive state to own a car.
flickr user Jeff B / http://michrad.io/1LXrdJM

Anyone who drives in Michigan is no stranger to the high cost of auto insurance in the state.

A study from gobankingrates.com finds the high cost of insurance contributes to Michigan being the most expensive state to own a car.

According to the study, it costs nearly $5,000 annually to own and maintain a vehicle in Michigan, with more than half that cost coming in the form of auto insurance premiums.

People who attended the town hall with Rep. Dave Trott (R-11th) used green and red colored cards to show approval or disagreement.
Tyler Scott

A crowd started gathering before dawn Saturday  for a town hall with Republican Congressman Dave Trott. Hundreds came out to the 8 am meeting, after constituents spent months pressuring Trott to speak with them. 

Despite boos, Trott told the crowd he'll vote in favor of the Republican healthcare reform bill next week, also known ast the American Healthcare Act.  

Protesters waved American flags and said the president's executive order and deportation of people living in the U.S. illegally contradicted American values.
Tyler Scott / Michigan Radio

People in Dearborn braved the wind and cold today to protest a recent executive order by President Trump, and the deportation of people living in the United States illegally.

The executive order in question, issued March 6, blocks people in six mostly Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S. for 90 days.

Congressman Tim Walberg addressed a sometimes disagreeable crowd at a packed town hall event in Hillsdale Friday.
Tyler Scott

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-MI-7, hosted an hour-long town hall at Hillsdale City Hall Friday morning, with specific rules mandating that constituents submit questions to Walberg’s staff in writing in order to be considered.

Several people from the crowd of roughly 100 voiced their disappointment with the format.

“I find it curious that they call these town halls,” said Susan Fecteau of Dexter. “If we’re not allowed to agree or disagree, or clap, or engage in any way back-an-forth, that’s not a town hall, that’s not a discussion. That’s a speech.”

Removing the Boardman Dam will restore the river to its "historic route," according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Work will soon begin to remove the Boardman dam from the river of the same name near Traverse City.

Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a $6.3 million contract with the Wisconsin-based firm Michels Corporation to begin removal in the spring.

Carl Platz with the Army Corps of Engineers says removing the idle hydroelectric dams is part of a larger slate of projects aimed at restoring the Boardman River ecosystem.

Attendees at "meet your Muslim neighbors" took turns introducing themselves and welcoming each other to the neighborhood, and talked about the importance of welcoming Muslims and people of different ethnicities.
Tyler Scott / Michigan Radio

Sunday evening, neighbors from east Ann Arbor gathered at the clubhouse of a local sub-division last night for an event they called “meet your Muslim neighbors."

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
Atlantic Council / Flickr - http://j.mp/1SPGCl0

Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell agrees with a major campaign promise of President Trump: NAFTA needs to be re-negotiated.

Dingell co-sponsored a resolution introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, last week that she calls a “road map” to reshaping the trade deal.

"Michigan's the heart and soul of the American Auto Industry,” Dingell said. "And since NAFTA passed, we have seen factories shuttered, jobs lost, and real incomes drop for too many people."

Property tax assessments mailed to Detroit residents show the wrong deadline for appealling. Officials extended the deadline to February 28th.
Sarah Hulett / Michigan Radio

The city of Detroit has extended the deadline for residents to appeal their property tax assessments for this year. The city decided to extend the deadline because statements were sent out to residents later than usual, due to the city only recently competing its first re-assessment of property values in decades.

Statements mailed to residents still list the old deadline for appeal. At least one tax attorney worries residents will see the old deadline on their statements and think it’s too late to appeal.