Michiganders overwhelmingly OK Proposal 2, enshrining greater protection for electronic data into law

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 11 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Voters on Tuesday appear to have approved Proposal 2 by a landslide, enacting a privacy measure to require a warrant for law enforcement to search and seize electronic documents. With approximately 50% of precincts reporting by 1 a.m., Prop 2 had garnered … Continue reading Michiganders overwhelmingly OK Proposal 2, enshrining greater protection for electronic data into law

State requires restaurants to get customer contact information for dine-in starting Monday

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square Oct 30, 2020 (The Center Square) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is imposing more restrictions on indoor areas beginning Monday. “The only way to beat COVID is to act on what we’ve learned since March,” MDHHS Director Robert Gordon said in a statement. “Wear … Continue reading State requires restaurants to get customer contact information for dine-in starting Monday

Politics, competition with religious schools, far outweighed science in school shutdown decisions, analysis found

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square 6 hrs ago (The Center Square) – In response to state and local government shutdowns reportedly designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, schools districts and local governments implemented different reopening guidelines and timelines – but did so more because of politics or competition with private schools than … Continue reading Politics, competition with religious schools, far outweighed science in school shutdown decisions, analysis found

Senators introduce bill to amend rule over third-party internet content

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square 17 hrs ago (The Center Square) – In the wake of allegations of big tech companies suppressing political speech and news stories on their platforms, Republican senators and congressmen introduced legislation to amend Section 230, part of a federal code that regulates third-party content on the internet. Federal Communication … Continue reading Senators introduce bill to amend rule over third-party internet content

Why You Can Trust God Now More Than Ever

A large poplar tree gives shade to my family on hot sunny days. The tree's shade is a result of the tree's shadow. This gives us an idea of what David meant when he said “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most  High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”  Psalm 91:1   A tree's shadow/shade protects … Continue reading Why You Can Trust God Now More Than Ever

5 Reasons Christ Died for Us

There are at least five reasons Jesus voluntarily endured unbelievable suffering on a wooden cross for us. They are all based on His unbelievable love for people, and His desire to share His abundant life with us for eternity. Take a look at five of the benefits we freely receive . His Death Grants Admission … Continue reading 5 Reasons Christ Died for Us

Op-Ed: Learning from California’s blackouts

By Tony Clark Sep 5, 2020 It should be inconceivable that in a time of American energy abundance, within the nation’s richest and most populous state, citizens are being subjected to rolling electricity blackouts. Yet here we are. California’s grid is again struggling to provide the energy that is so vital to keeping us all … Continue reading Op-Ed: Learning from California’s blackouts

Trump extends Gulf of Mexico drilling ban for 10 years, expands it to Florida’s Atlantic coast

By John Haughey | The Center Square Sep 8, 2020 (The Center Square) – Most expected President Donald Trump on Tuesday to tout his record in allocating the full federal $200 million annual commitment to the 40-year, $10.5 billion Everglades restoration plan for only the second time since Congress approved it in 2000. Instead, during a … Continue reading Trump extends Gulf of Mexico drilling ban for 10 years, expands it to Florida’s Atlantic coast

Wisconsin Supreme Court pauses Dane County’s school-closure order

By Benjamin Yount | The Center Square 2 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is putting a check on the power of Dane County’s health commissioner.  The court on Thursday agreed to consider a legal challenge to the county’s order that stopped all schools in the county, both public and private, from … Continue reading Wisconsin Supreme Court pauses Dane County’s school-closure order

Three Ways God Will Guide You

 God Guides Through Dreams and Visions: Psalms 32:8  I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. I can look at my children at times to give them direction and they know exactly what I want them to do. With a simple look I … Continue reading Three Ways God Will Guide You

Voters in Washington county to decide whether state’s largest sheriff’s office is elected this fall

By Tim Gruver | The Center Square 2 hrs ago (The Center Square) — A ballot measure this November could see King County voters lose the right to choose their sheriffs, a scenario that does not sit well with members of Washington law enforcement. Over the past century and a half, King County sheriffs have been both … Continue reading Voters in Washington county to decide whether state’s largest sheriff’s office is elected this fall

Documents show Tennessee Department of Education misrepresented intended scope of child well-being checks

By Vivian Jones | The Center Square 4 min ago (The Center Square) – While the Tennessee Department of Education has said temporarily withdrawn guidance on child well-being checks was not intended to apply to every child, internal documents and emails sent in development of the guidance show officials have misrepresented the intended scope of the … Continue reading Documents show Tennessee Department of Education misrepresented intended scope of child well-being checks

Op-Ed: How some states are winning the battle to attract new residents

By Heather Curry and Dr. Jameson Taylor Sep 3, 2020 Washington is locked in gridlock, there’s an election on the horizon, and our country is desperate to get out of the COVID-19 economic slump. The good news is that states don’t have to wait for Congress to break its logjam. There’s something we can do … Continue reading Op-Ed: How some states are winning the battle to attract new residents

Michigan welcomes four new charter schools this fall as five others close

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square 18 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Three new public charter schools will open their doors to Michigan students this fall. Another cyber school will open in Grand Rapids. The announcement of the new schools was made Thursday by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), the state charter school … Continue reading Michigan welcomes four new charter schools this fall as five others close

Whitmer and Huntington Bank announce $5 billion Michigan economic commitment

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square 16 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sandra Pierce, Huntington Bank’s director of Private Banking, Insurance Agency, Vehicle Finance and Regional Banking, announced a $5 billion plan to reinvigorate the state’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The five-year plan will include loans, … Continue reading Whitmer and Huntington Bank announce $5 billion Michigan economic commitment

Bills look to provide COVID-19 lawsuit immunity for businesses, colleges

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 20 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Lawmakers heard testimony on a package of bills Tuesday that aims to grant businesses and colleges immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits if those institutions follow basic safety protocols. The House Judiciary Committee heard the bills – HBs 6030, 6031, and 6032. Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, sponsored … Continue reading Bills look to provide COVID-19 lawsuit immunity for businesses, colleges

Bills aim to eliminate drivers plate tabs, expand SOS services to banks

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 18 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Lawmakers heard testimony for bills in the House Transportation Committee aiming to save taxpayers money and shorten lines at Secretary of State (SOS) offices. Rep. Matt Maddock, R-Milford, sponsored HB 5250 and 5171. The first bill seeks to eliminate adhesive license plate registration tabs that … Continue reading Bills aim to eliminate drivers plate tabs, expand SOS services to banks

How to Get Along with People, A Look at Psalm 23

In Psalm chapter 23, David says, the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He also says, the Lord, spreads a table before him in the presence of his enemies. Although we can trust God to supply All our needs, we must be mindful that God provides our needs through people. If you need … Continue reading How to Get Along with People, A Look at Psalm 23

Hollywood Romance or Real Relationship?

by Leah Nichols  You know you've done it.You've dreamed about a dashing romantic hero who will sweep you off your feet and take you away from the dullness of everyday life. Far away from the boredom of the mundane, you will delight in the continuous excitement of true love!'Course, there are many, many ways this scene … Continue reading Hollywood Romance or Real Relationship?

Confessions of a Dead Workaholic

by Matthew Eldridge   I hesitantly knocked on Frankie's door. After all, he was pretty much a stranger. We lived next door to each other in an apartment building and casually exchanged head nods and "hellos" with each passing. He seemed to be a nice man, always commenting on how precious he thought my baby daughter was.Fifty-something … Continue reading Confessions of a Dead Workaholic