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 can … Continue 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

Hotel Association of New York City says members seeing occupancy rates in single digits, some on verge of closure

By Sarah Downey | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – With mandated closures continuing to impact New York City’s hospitality sector, the combination of single-digit occupancy levels and mortgage issues have led some to close and have others nearing the precipice. “Industry revenue is down, on average, by 80% year-on-year since March … Continue reading Hotel Association of New York City says members seeing occupancy rates in single digits, some on verge of closure

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 of … Continue reading California churches file emergency petition with U.S. Supreme Court

California counties move to push back against Newsom’s restrictions

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Nov 24, 2020 (The Center Square) – A number of California counties are preparing to fight back against Gov. Gavin Newsom's extensive restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. “Collective action at the local level can be a powerful counterweight against Newsom’s one-man rule,” Assemblyman Kevin Kiley argues … Continue reading California counties move to push back against Newsom’s restrictions

Illinois removes thousands of available hospital beds from state COVID-19 database

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – The Illinois Department of Public Health quietly removed thousands of available hospital beds from their data showing how much capacity Illinois’ medical centers have.  The number of available hospital beds is closely tracked by the state as a barometer of how much … Continue reading Illinois removes thousands of available hospital beds from state COVID-19 database

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

GOP-led Michigan legislature to hold election hearings after glitch initially gave up to 5,000 Trump votes to Biden

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 18 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, on Friday said lawmakers will hold hearings Saturday to look into election fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election. “Every single legal vote needs to be counted, regardless of who cast it or who they voted … Continue reading GOP-led Michigan legislature to hold election hearings after glitch initially gave up to 5,000 Trump votes to Biden

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

College Board to sever financial ties with China after Blackburn letter

By Vivian Jones | The Center Square 1 hr ago (The Center Square) – College Board, the entity responsible for developing SAT and AP tests, will sever financial ties with the Chinese Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) at the end of the year. U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, and six other U.S. senators sent a letter to College … Continue reading College Board to sever financial ties with China after Blackburn letter

SCOTUS turns down expedited hearing on appeal of Pennsylvania absentee ballot deadline

By Christen Smith | The Center Square 6 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday declined Pennsylvania legislative Republicans’ request for an expedited hearing on the state's absentee ballot deadline.  State GOP leaders hoped the justices might reconsider the case ahead of Election Day after issuing a split decision last week to let … Continue reading SCOTUS turns down expedited hearing on appeal of Pennsylvania absentee ballot deadline

How to vote, and when Michiganders will get election results

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 23 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Eight days before the 2020 presidential election, more than 1.5 million Michiganders have cast their absentee ballot. But it isn’t clear when voters will know the winner of all races, depending on how close the races are. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s spokesman, Jake Rollow, … Continue reading How to vote, and when Michiganders will get election results

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

U.S. Supreme Court requires witness signatures for South Carolina absentee ballots

By Vivian Jones | The Center Square Oct 6, 2020 (The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated South Carolina’s requirement that absentee voters provide a witness signature on ballots cast by mail. The Supreme Court announced the decision Monday, reversing a lower court’s decision to block the state law requiring witness signatures. The … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court requires witness signatures for South Carolina absentee ballots

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