Proposed Kansas legislation would reimburse business owners for some pandemic closure losses

Kimberly James | The Center Square contributor Mar 25, 2021 (The Center Square) – The Kansas Legislature is considering two bills that would provide direct benefits to businesses that were shut down or restricted during the COVID-19 the pandemic. Senate Bill 149 would allow for county governments to reimburse businesses the property taxes they paidContinue reading “Proposed Kansas legislation would reimburse business owners for some pandemic closure losses”

When to Let Someone Back in Your Life that Has Hurt You

by stephanie reck   Relationships can be complicated, especially when there have been times of hurt and pain. How do you know when it may be time to reengage in a relationship that has caused you pain? In this article I will explore when you will know when it’s time to let someone back into your life,Continue reading “When to Let Someone Back in Your Life that Has Hurt You”

Conservatives cheer Wisconsin Supreme Court’s limits of Gov. Evers’ power

Benjamin Yount / The Center Square contributor 4 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Conservatives inside and outside the Wisconsin Capitol say the state’s Supreme Court ruling against Gov. Tony Evers and his coronavirus emergencies orders restores a balance to state government. “Today’s ruling vindicates the legislature as a co-equal branch of government,” Senate MajorityContinue reading “Conservatives cheer Wisconsin Supreme Court’s limits of Gov. Evers’ power”

Whitmer’s job approval rating takes tumble in latest polling of Michigan residents

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square Mar 23, 2021 (The Center Square) – Results of a new poll indicate a majority of Michigan residents are unhappy with the direction the country is headed, and an increasing number are displeased with the job performance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The Michigan Poll from Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group, releasedContinue reading “Whitmer’s job approval rating takes tumble in latest polling of Michigan residents”

Louisiana, 12 other states sue Biden administration over leasing moratorium

By David Jacobs | The Center Square Mar 24, 2021 Updated Mar 24, 2021 (The Center Square) – Thirteen states, including Louisiana, have sued President Joe Biden’s administration, claiming the president’s moratorium on new oil and gas leases on public land and offshore waters violates federal law. “The Biden plan fails under the law, and it fails to account forContinue reading “Louisiana, 12 other states sue Biden administration over leasing moratorium”

Ohio House sends message to Michigan governor to keep pipeline open

By J.D. Davidson | The Center Square 9 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The Ohio House has sent a message to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, urging her to abandon her plan to force a company to close a pipeline that could threaten Ohio energy supplies and jobs. Whitmer, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and MichiganContinue reading “Ohio House sends message to Michigan governor to keep pipeline open”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s charity spent nearly $8 million funding Michigan’s elections

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square Mar 16, 2021 (The Center Square) – When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s charity spent at least $8 million funding Michigan elections with unknown strings attached, some lawmakers felt uneasy. Zuckerberg and his wife Priscella Chan, through their Chicago-based nonprofit, the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), contributed $400 million nationwideContinue reading “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s charity spent nearly $8 million funding Michigan’s elections”

Michigan House Oversight Committee investigates governor’s COVID-19 nursing home policies

By Bruce Walker | The Center Square Feb 25, 2021 (The Center Square) – The Michigan House Oversight Committee convened Thursday morning to discuss the long-term care facility policies instituted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Former legislators, facility directors, and family members of long-termContinue reading “Michigan House Oversight Committee investigates governor’s COVID-19 nursing home policies”

Arizona GOP looks to pressure Congress against supporting Democratic election overhaul

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square Feb 26, 2021 (The Center Square) – The Arizona Legislature is in the process of sending a message to Washington that it opposes the For the People Act. House Concurrent Resolution 2023 has survived two committees along party-line votes and needs an additional floor vote before being considered in theContinue reading “Arizona GOP looks to pressure Congress against supporting Democratic election overhaul”

Gratitude, What a Way to Live!

By Anjte Hill In a day when the pressure is on to buy the latest new gadgets or products, it is tempting to look and want more. Dr. Robert Emmons, in his new book on gratitude, says by the age of twenty-one the average adult will have seen one million TV commercials. By playing onContinue reading “Gratitude, What a Way to Live!”

Eat and Drink Smart to Fend Off Cold and Flu Season

(Family Features) It’s no secret that a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies can deliver important vitamins and nutrients for better health, but many of your favorite foods can actually help support your immune system, too. In addition to precautions like avoiding people who are sick and washing your hands often, you canContinue reading “Eat and Drink Smart to Fend Off Cold and Flu Season”

Grace for Todays Hurts & Wounds Are Obtained by Being Thankful

Lorraine Taylor I am thankful for mistakes as no one is immune from making them. I am grateful for regrets as we share in them as human beings. I am thankful that learning and growth occur from making wrong choices. I am grateful that in aging, wisdom is gained. I am thankful for the suffering,Continue reading “Grace for Todays Hurts & Wounds Are Obtained by Being Thankful”

California churches file emergency petition with U.S. Supreme Court

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Nov 23, 2020 (The Center Square) – Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry filed an emergency petition with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting an injunction pending appeal in their federal lawsuit against California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The ministries, which allege Newsom’s executive orders violate the First Amendment ofContinue reading “California churches file emergency petition with U.S. Supreme Court”

Church pays $1,000 fine for two women praying, new hearing set in religious liberty case against Newsom

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Nov 13, 2020 (The Center Square) – A California Superior Court judge at the County of Kern–Metro Division Court on Friday granted neither party what they were requesting in a case in which a Roman Catholic priest has sued Gov. Gavin Newsom and 19 other officials. The judge willContinue reading “Church pays $1,000 fine for two women praying, new hearing set in religious liberty case against Newsom”

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 garneredContinue reading “Michiganders overwhelmingly OK Proposal 2, enshrining greater protection for electronic data into law”

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 CommunicationContinue 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 protectsContinue 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 AdmissionContinue 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 allContinue reading “Op-Ed: Learning from California’s blackouts”