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

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

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

21 Inspirational Marriage Quotes

by Pastor QT Nyathi   Here are 21 powerful marriage quotes to nourish your soul and improve the health of your marriage.# 1. "Realize that you are intimately connected to your partner in every way and so you cannot fix your partner without fixing yourself too in the process."# 2. "Shame on you if you are married … Continue reading 21 Inspirational Marriage Quotes

A Father’s Day To Remember

by Linda Lawrence At the stroke of ten on a Saturday night I received a phone call from our fifteen-year-old son, Sean. “Hey Mom, I’m at Dan’s house. He’ll bring me home as soon as he gets his car running. Be sure and tell Dad I called.”  I offered to pick him up, but he … Continue reading A Father’s Day To Remember

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS

All the money in the world will not take away your fears and anxieties. You can be the most successful person in your business, however your money and success will do nothing in getting rid of your stresses and anxieties. So what do you do to make your fears and anxieties to go away? Well, … Continue reading ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD WILL NOT TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS

Senate approves measure to protect electronic data from unreasonable search and seizure

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square June 12, 2020 (The Center Square) – The Michigan Senate unanimously approved a measure that aims to require a warrant for search and seizure of electronic documents. The federal and state Constitution protects against unreasonable search and seizure of people's “houses, papers, and effects” without a warrant, but Senate Joint … Continue reading Senate approves measure to protect electronic data from unreasonable search and seizure

Relationships Matter Most

The CEO of a California mega firm PIMCO, a $2 trillion investment fund, resigned upon receiving a note from his daughter listing 22 milestones he had missed in her life. His most recently reported annual income was $100 million. His 10 year old daughter's compelling list of the special moments where he was absent in … Continue reading Relationships Matter Most

Attorney General Nessel Establishes Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force To Pursue Bad Actors

LANSING -- Today, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the creation of a Task Force to bring special focus and additional resources to bear in investigating and prosecuting fraud in the unemployment insurance program.  The urgency to process claims and get benefits to Michigan families in need during the COVID-19 crisis created new opportunities for fraudsters … Continue reading Attorney General Nessel Establishes Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force To Pursue Bad Actors

Study ties stroke-related brain blood vessel abnormality to gut bacteria

NIH funded study supports link between high levels of gram-negative bacteria and a stroke- seizure- and headache-inducing vascular malformation In a nationwide study, NIH funded researchers found that the presence of abnormal bundles of brittle blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord, called cavernous angiomas (CA), are linked to the composition of a person’s … Continue reading Study ties stroke-related brain blood vessel abnormality to gut bacteria

Everyday ethics: Should I be taking unemployment insurance?

The crisis has forced many businesses to close, prompting a spike in unemployment claims. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Lee McIntyre, Boston University A lot of people are facing ethical decisions about their daily life as a result of the coronavirus. Ethicist Lee McIntyre has stepped in to help provide advice over the moral dilemmas we face. … Continue reading Everyday ethics: Should I be taking unemployment insurance?

Higher education braces for ‘tremendous’ revenue loss, adjustments for next fall

By Scott McClallen | The Center Square 18 hrs ago (The Center Square) – The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education and Community Colleges heard testimony about what life will look like for college students in the fall. Higher education institutes will offer some in-person classes and remote options while adhering to safety precautions such as … Continue reading Higher education braces for ‘tremendous’ revenue loss, adjustments for next fall

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

Shu-Fang Shih, University of Michigan and Olivia Killeen, University of Michigan The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. With schools shifting to online lessons at home, children are spending more time in front of computer screens, and many parents are relaxing screen-time rules for … Continue reading Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

Should you fly yet? An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist walk you through the decision process

Passengers onboard an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, from San Diego, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Kacey Ernst, University of Arizona and Paloma Beamer, University of Arizona We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to travel. And that typically means flying. We have been thinking through this issue as moms and as an … Continue reading Should you fly yet? An epidemiologist and an exposure scientist walk you through the decision process

Keys to a Stronger Marriage

Marriage may not be as easy as you thought but, those who put effort into their marriage will be rewarded with longevity, satisfaction, and growth with the one you love. Being the best partner possible is not always easy. At times it's not fair. At times it hurts; it can be lonely. It involves choosing … Continue reading Keys to a Stronger Marriage

New Colorado unemployment claims drop for seventh week in a row

By Derek Draplin | The Center Square May 28, 2020 (The Center Square) – New unemployment claims in Colorado have dropped for the seventh week in a row, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The state had 15,731 new jobless claims for the week ending on May 23, down from over … Continue reading New Colorado unemployment claims drop for seventh week in a row

“If Only…”—Living in the Past

 “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13). I lived in the past, saying, “If only…” or “What if?” I didn’t realise this until the Reverend Elroy Patrick allowed me to see my life … Continue reading “If Only…”—Living in the Past

Support Your Immune System with Grapes

(Family Features) Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve immune function and prevent heart disease and diabetes. When looking to guide your family to healthier snacks and meals or … Continue reading Support Your Immune System with Grapes

Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images Sheril Kirshenbaum, Michigan State University For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during stay-at-home orders, it’s been like swimming in a version of Netflix’s reality series “Love is Blind.” In the show, contestants must get engaged before ever actually meeting one … Continue reading Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person