Electronic security question to be on November ballot

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 21 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Michigan voters will see a question on the Nov. 3 ballot asking whether police should need a warrant to search electronic data. The federal and state Constitution protects against unreasonable search and seizure of people's “houses, papers, and effects” without a warrant. … Continue reading Electronic security question to be on November ballot

Five Things Positive Thinking Will Do For You

by Daniel Dela Dunoo   “Positive and negative are directions that lead to different outcomes. Which direction do you choose?” –Remez Sasson Positive thinking is obviously not a magic wand bringing closure to all your struggles and troubles. Positive thinking isn`t some kind of miracle cure for all your frailties and inadequacies. But what I can tell … Continue reading Five Things Positive Thinking Will Do For You

Good Things Take Time: 7 Things You Should Never Rush

by Divine Akorli   We live in an instant gratification society. Immediate notifications, light-speed Twitter feeds, instant internet connections…and an irrational frustration upon delay. We are a species who could find out that a convenience exists, begin to enjoy it, and 5 minutes later become dissatisfied when it does not meet our expectations. We spend most of … Continue reading Good Things Take Time: 7 Things You Should Never Rush

Nothing Short of a Miracle

by Jennifer Mobbs  I was watching one of those heart-wrenching videos on the Internet. The remnants of what once was a German Shepard dog had been starved to the point she was only a skeleton covered with patches of dirty, dingy fur. This poor dog couldn't even stand up without help. As I watched this short … Continue reading Nothing Short of a Miracle

Eight Things You Can Do To Get Your Husband To Do What You Want

by Carla Downing Do most of your attempts to change your husband not only fail but result in distancing him from you and making your marriage worse? If so, you will benefit from the following eight things you can do to get your husband to do what you want:-Ask if it is a good time … Continue reading Eight Things You Can Do To Get Your Husband To Do What You Want

Op-Ed: Troubling trend of states attacking private donors

By Dr. Jameson Taylor and Sean Parnell 15 hrs ago Data from Gallup shows that charitable giving today is at a 19-year low. One reason donations to some nonprofits may be declining is fear of social and governmental targeting. In today’s polarizing environment, it’s not surprising that donors are concerned. Making fears into reality, some … Continue reading Op-Ed: Troubling trend of states attacking private donors

Illinois schools prepare for in-class, remote learning this fall

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square 15 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The state of Illinois has released guidelines for schools for in-person instruction this fall, but some parents plan to keep their children home, opting for remote learning. School districts must now prepare to offer both options for families. While in-school instruction is … Continue reading Illinois schools prepare for in-class, remote learning this fall

RNC outraises DNC by two-to-one, Democratic Hill committees outraise Republican counterparts

David Luchs / Ballotpedia via The Center Square 2 hrs ago The Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by more than two-to-one last month, according to June 2020 campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission June 20. This was the second month in a row in which the RNC … Continue reading RNC outraises DNC by two-to-one, Democratic Hill committees outraise Republican counterparts

Brighten summertime dishes with fresh grapes

(BPT) Warmer weather is finally here, and that means more daylight for activities of all types and ideally more time for relaxation. Whether family members choose to spend their time playing outside, tackling home projects or getting creative with crafts, it’s easy to work up an appetite for tasty summertime food. Crisp, juicy grapes serve … Continue reading Brighten summertime dishes with fresh grapes

Yelling at Children May Be More Harmful Than You Think

by Minnie Hawkins We hear it in homes, grocery stores, and in school hallways. Sometimes we even hear it in churches. What is this spectacle? It's yelling at children! Is it necessary? Is it an effective form of discipline or is it damaging to children? Research shows that yelling is one of the most harmful … Continue reading Yelling at Children May Be More Harmful Than You Think

Managing Stress in Healthy Ways

by Stephanie Reck Between 75-90% of all doctor's visits are stress-related. Stress comes in a variety of symptoms, ailments, and conditions. Stress can affect you spiritually, physically, and emotionally. There are many things in life to cause us to feel stress and anxious. Chronic stress can complicate matters and can lead to burn-out and Adrenal … Continue reading Managing Stress in Healthy Ways

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Eviction Diversion Program

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Eviction Diversion Program LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-134 extending the temporary suspension of evictions until July 15 and creating the Eviction Diversion Program, which outlines a process for renters to get fast rental assistance or establish a manageable payment plan to keep Michiganders in … Continue reading Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Eviction Diversion Program

Michigan Legislature approves cocktails to-go and passes ‘social districts’ to drink outside

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 15 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Lansing lawmakers approved two bills aimed to help bars and restaurants survive the half-capacity limit during COVID-19 and allow residents to drink alcohol outside. One bill would allow restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go for pickup or delivery in a sealed container. House … Continue reading Michigan Legislature approves cocktails to-go and passes ‘social districts’ to drink outside

Governor Whitmer’s Office Issues a Statement on 6th Circuit Court Gym Closing Ruling

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, the office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement from Press Secretary Tiffany Brown after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, including one judge nominated by Donald Trump and two judges nominated by George W. Bush, granted her request for a stay of a lower court ruling … Continue reading Governor Whitmer’s Office Issues a Statement on 6th Circuit Court Gym Closing Ruling

Attorney General Nessel Issues Consumer Alert on Unemployment Misinformation on Social Media

LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a consumer alert today to warn Michiganders about misinformation as many turn to social media for help or answers in their continued struggle with applying for and obtaining unemployment benefits.  Nessel encouraged Michiganders to be aware that offers via social media to assist claimants with the benefit process are likely scams, and that the answers provided to unemployment-related questions may contain misinformation that … Continue reading Attorney General Nessel Issues Consumer Alert on Unemployment Misinformation on Social Media

Report: States with most severe lockdowns show slowest economic recoveries

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square1 9 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Democrats run nine of the 10 states with the highest unemployment rates, The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote. These states have implemented the most severe restrictions during their state’s emergency shutdown orders and are showing little-to-no signs of economic recovery. “States that … Continue reading Report: States with most severe lockdowns show slowest economic recoveries

California Prisons Block AI Researchers from Examining Parole Denials

EFF Clients Want Access to Public Records on Race and Ethnicity in Parole Hearings by Electronic Frontier Foundation San Francisco - A team of researchers who want to develop a machine learning platform to help analyze and detect any patterns of bias in California parole-suitability decisions has been blocked for years by the state’s Department … Continue reading California Prisons Block AI Researchers from Examining Parole Denials

Michigan Republicans announce $1.3B plan to help schools

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 21 hrs ago The plan would give $800 per student to K-12 schools for a total of $1.2 billion to create a distance learning plan and safety measures so students can return to the classroom. Each teacher would receive a one-time $500 payment for hazard pay while intermediate school … Continue reading Michigan Republicans announce $1.3B plan to help schools

Pray for yourself

Michael Hume "Give careful thought to your ways." Haggai 1:7God wants you to think about what you want from life, and keep asking Him to help you to get those things. At times you need to reflect and take stock of yourself. Life is not static, but always in a state of flux.You should be … Continue reading Pray for yourself

Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine

by Melissa Martian Bretta and Brian decide to try counseling after their five-year relationship turned prickly. Their sharpened quills are preventing affection and intimacy.Bretta's sarcasm cuts into her introverted partner. "You're boring and about as fun as road kill!"Brian grimaces and retorts, "You're frigid and as cold as a polar bear in the bedroom."Experience in … Continue reading Mr. and Mrs. Porcupine