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| The Center Square 4 min ago (The Center Square) – While the Tennessee Department of Education has said temporarily withdrawn guidance on child well-being checks was not intended to apply to every child, internal documents and emails sent in development of the guidance show officials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 reopens gyms Wednesday, OKs youth sports

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 17 hrs ago (The Center Square) – After almost six months of forced closure, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176, reopening Michigan’s gyms and pools where they had been shuttered and approved organized sports, subject to strict protections to limit the spread of COVID-19. Gyms can open at 25 … Continue reading Whitmer reopens gyms Wednesday, OKs youth sports

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

Whitmer: ‘Too early to say’ when businesses ordered closed since March can reopen

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 17 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Tuesday news conference gave business owners who’ve waited longer than five months to reopen no answers. Last week, Whitmer said she might give more information this week about reopening gyms, movie theaters and bowling alleys in most … Continue reading Whitmer: ‘Too early to say’ when businesses ordered closed since March can reopen

Michigan’s economy better than expected, experts say

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 14 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Michigan’s economic recovery indicators are billions of dollars better than previously projected, state financial leaders agreed Monday after a rare third Revenue Estimating Conference. Experts previously estimated that Michigan’s revenue would drop by $6.3 billion over the next two fiscal years. Now, … Continue reading Michigan’s economy better than expected, experts say

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

FEMA Approves Whitmer Administration’s Application for Federal Funding to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, the United States Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) approved the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency’s application for funding that would provide an additional $300 per week payment to Michiganders receiving unemployment benefits.  “This is good news for the thousands of Michiganders who are still without work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continue reading FEMA Approves Whitmer Administration’s Application for Federal Funding to Provide an Additional $300 Per Week to Unemployed Michiganders

Trial date set for legislators’ lawsuit against Newsom over executive order

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Aug 19, 2020 (The Center Square) – A trial date has been set for Oct. 21 in which two Republican Assemblymen will represent their case against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration over an executive order the governor issued changing election laws. The case will be heard by the Superior Court … Continue reading Trial date set for legislators’ lawsuit against Newsom over executive order

Wisconsin Election Commission rejects Kanye West’s ballot bid’s

By Benjamin Yount | The Center Square 2 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Kanye West will not be on the ballot in Wisconsin this fall.  The Wisconsin Election Commission late Thursday voted to keep West off the ballot because he missed the state's filing deadline. “If we’re going to hold their feet to the fire … Continue reading Wisconsin Election Commission rejects Kanye West’s ballot bid’s

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?

Whitmer to spend $60 million of federal money on schools; will consider reopening closed businesses

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 19 hrs ago (The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she will allocate $60 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars to Michigan school districts and higher education institutions that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes from … Continue reading Whitmer to spend $60 million of federal money on schools; will consider reopening closed businesses

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

Why Everyone Suffers Rejection

by Nellie Shani   I was not surprised when he walked into my office. "Typical case", I thought to myself. At five feet, we were almost the same height as I sat on my high chair. Bad case of acne, ears that stand out, buck-toothed. I smiled and extended my hand.An hour later he was gone as … Continue reading Why Everyone Suffers Rejection