September 1, 2014
Opinion
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Since the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, has been upheld and any sort of repeal looks unlikely, the onus is now on state lawmakers to implement it in time for 2014, when the bulk of the law goes into effect. One portion of it, the expansion of Medicaid to cover families who earn as much as 138 percent more than the federal poverty line, is entirely voluntary. However, it should be a no-brainer to support, as it benefits not only the uninsured, but also hospitals, the insured, and more generally, the economy. more
Conference realignment. It’s become of the hottest issues in sports as teams shuffle from conference to conference, looking for the best fit. more
For the next two years, McDonald’s restaurants in the U.K. are replacing toys in their Happy Meals with children’s books in an attempt to boost reading among children. The reasoning behind the move is that children who own books and enjoy reading are ... more
Sometimes it’s really amazing to look at technology and see the things that humans have come up with over the years. more
As is the tradition, many of us will make New Year’s resolutions in an effort to better ourselves. Whether it is weight loss, quitting a bad habit or starting a good one, we use this opportunity to start fresh and change something about ourselves we do not like. more
It’s a new year, and with it comes some changes to the way we will be covering news and events in the communities we serve. more
At a pace that would make jet pilots green with envy, the Michigan government introduced, passed, and signed off on “right to work” laws during its lame duck session. Ostensibly, this is to give workers “greater choice” in the matter of their employment, and is such a positive thing that unions and businesses alike should be happy with it, according to Governor Rick Snyder, before he claimed that it will help spur growth of quality jobs in the state. more
With Thanksgiving arriving this week, we once again begin our holiday season. People all over the country will begin the holiday traditions of travel as they move about to visit with family and meet up for holiday festivities. more
I always have people ask me why I do not have a GPS in my car. I’m not quite sure why they ask me, because I always have a compass and a map. Because I possess the rudimentary skills of a basic cartographer means I do not need satellite help. more
Well, it’s official. My brother Jason is now a married man. As many of you may know from the little brief I wrote for our Wedding Guide earlier this year, I was a bridesmaid. And boy, what a ride it was! more
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